Pap and Taddle


These two portraits are of my great-grandfather James Craven (Pap) and his son Patrick (Taddle). Pap is on the left, and he lived from 1860 – 1922. Taddle lived from 1882 – 1918.

Dad remembers seeing these pictures hanging on the wall in the front living room of the Craven home in Williamstown. The large wooden frames used to be dark, but later on Grandmom painted them white. She hung them in the front bedroom upstairs.

These portraits are notable for their size and substantial frames. Pap and Taddle were each a first-born son. Maybe that’s why the pictures were made.


Close-up of Pap.


Close-up of Taddle.


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