Pinney Family Picnic


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Pinney Family Picnic from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Pinney Family Picnic. Contact WHS at to request permission.

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Pinney Family Picnic is a picture, with genre photograph and group portraits. Its dimensions are 15.5 in. x 19.6 in..

It was created in 1896.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor. Elinora (Ella) D. Baker (née Pinney), 1851-1925 is the Creator.

Members of the Pinney, Carruthers, Jewett and Rubright families are pictured in this photograph, taken at a family picnic. Elinora D. "Ella" Pinney Baker (b.1851 Worthington, OH d. 1925) wrote a poem describing the day's events. According to Ella's account, the picnic was hosted by a Mr.and Mrs. C. Her sister, Marietta A. "Etta" Pinney Carruthers, was married to Mr. Joseph P. Carruthers, who farmed a portion of the old Pinney homestead, located west of the Olentangy River near Carruthers Road in Sharon Township. This is the likely setting of the picnic documented by this photograph and poem.

Ella's account identifies those in the photograph. Standing left to right are: George Rubright, "Mr. M"(?), "Mr. C" (Carruthers?), Ida May Carruthers Jewett, Marietta A. "Etta" Pinney Carruthers, Weltha M. Pinney, Elinora D. "Ella" Pinney Baker, James Franklin "Frank" Pinney, Susie and Lois Baker (child seated on horse "Pet"). Susie was brought to Ohio as a child by Joseph Carruthers, originally from Leesburg, Virginia. Seated left to right are: Mrs. George Rubright, Cornelia Dufield (Mrs. James F. Pinney), "Mrs. C" (?) Eva(?), Ada F. "Addie" Bowers Pinney, Hartley Ray Carruthers and Charles Ernest Pinney.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 73-G-198.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0346_001.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on March 7, 2002. It was last updated December 6, 2021.