Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

These two snapshots have been digitally enhanced so you can see the detail better. They are from the Benedicta Trunk album and both were in some other photo album before Ben put them in her own album. The photo on top is of four people in a cemetery. While our modern conventions might make that …

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This is a rather large presentation card – about 5.5×7.5 and on very heavy card. The edges are sharply angled. Featured on this presentation card is Bess Sparrow’s son. Noted on the back in lovely script it says “S. Foster Stewart 6 mos 12 days.” He is certainly a handsome baby! I found an Foster …

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Here we have two cabinet cards of Uncle Karl Trunk and his family. The first is from the 1890s, which we can tell by the deckled edges of the card. Also, there are three girls in the first photo, while the second shows four girls and a boy. I find the setting of this second …

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Here we have a photo of Uncle Homer Alsworth. The handwriting you see here was one of three hands in the photo album. Next is a newspaper clipping that I originally thought might be Uncle Homer a few years later as a priest. However on doing research for this post I realized it could possibly …

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