Name Them: Unidentified Women in Historic Photographs, Part 1 of 2

by Jennifer Barkdull, Church History Library archivist
5 January 2021

Archivist Jennifer Barkdull showcases several historic photographs featuring unknown women. Can you identify them?

The Church History Library holds thousands of photographic collections. While many photos are identified, there are also many photos of unidentified individuals. Today, I present photographs of unidentified women. These photographs have us stumped; can you name any of the individuals featured? If you can positively identify them—and if you can give us a source for your identification—use the Ask Us link to send us the name or number of the photograph, the name of the woman (or women), and a citation for your source. With your help, we will be able to highlight individuals who have gone nameless for too long.

Additionally, if you ever come across an anonymous photograph that you can identify in the Church History Catalog, please click on Ask Us and share your information with us.

This is part one of two posts that will feature photos of unidentified women. Additionally, we are considering making photograph identification—of many people, not just adult women—a regular series on The Historical Record to help the catalog become more robust. If you would like to see this as a regular series, please let us know at

Here are the photos. Clicking on the link in each caption will take you to the item in the Church History Catalog, where you can view zoomable high-resolution images of a photo’s front and back.

Top image: Four women, also unidentified; see PH 200.