I LOVE puzzling through all of the mysteries in finding relatives in a mass of records and photos and matching up photos to identities, etc. But in doing so, there is obviously a bias towards finding a match, because that's what you want.
I found myself doing that recently. Specifically, there is this wedding photo. We've not yet identified the bride or the groom. That sucks! So, I'm running through a million different theories of who it could be.
I don't recognize them. There is no date on the photo. My dad had a theory around the time he was gathering up these photos a while back based on a superficial resemblance to another identified photo. Others who knew that woman said it wasn't a match. And, indeed upon closer examination, it wasn't.
Recently, I DID match some "unknowns" from photographs to my tree -- which is REALLY satisfying. In doing so, I got to thinking whether there was any connection between these newly identified people and this woman above. I think my bias has gotten the better of me because I was entertaining the theory that this wedding description would provide corroboration for the identity: