Originally posted 10 May 2009
The photo of Albert Hoffman and his wife reminded me of this photo of John Hoffman, the youngest of the immigrant siblings, and his wife. It is in a very interesting frame that has an incised design which has been colored. I photographed it at Mary Kelley's in Savanna, Illinois, where John lived. I believe Ruth Whalen had one just like it, frame and all. John has his trademark full beard and it might have been in the 1890s. He is certainly a little older than in the photo I used in the header of this website. That picture was taken in Zurich about 1881 when he went back to Europe to visit.