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

by Jennifer Barkdull, Church History Library archivist
9 February 2021

Church history specialist Jennifer Barkdull showcases additional historic photographs featuring unknown women. Can you identify them?

In a previous post, I shared 15 photos of unidentified women chosen from the Church History Library’s thousands of photographic collections. I asked you, our readers, to help us improve the Church History Catalog by naming—if you could—the women pictured. The results were very positive. We received several suggestions for the women’s identities, suggestions which are now being fully vetted. Thank you!

Since the reaction to the first post was so positive, today I present 15 more photos of unidentified women. Like the first batch of photos, these photographs have us stumped. Can you name any of the individuals featured? If you can positively identify them and provide a source for your information, send in an Ask Us submission with 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 improve the catalog and highlight individuals who have gone nameless for too long.

Remember, if you ever come across an anonymous photograph that you can identify in the Church History Catalog, please click on the Feedback button (the blue button on the right-hand side of the screen) and share your information with us.

As I mentioned in my last post, we are considering making photograph identification 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 We look forward to hearing from you!

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: Two unidentified women on horseback; contained in New Zealand Mission Photographs, 1904–1907 (PH 2025).