Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Today we have a sweet little baby in a bonnet. While we retrospectively think these bonnets are cute and were for show, they served a very practical purpose of keeping the baby’s head warm. Even today, there are caps, knitted beanies and all sorts of cute adornments for an infant’s head. The infant mortality rate …

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I have previously described some of the fellows in the Liberty Bell album as dandy and fashionable, but this dude, well he takes the cake! Just look at the striped suit and vest and bow tie, with a lapel pin and the high collar, the carefully parted and waved hair……it’s just too much! He must …

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This gentleman has a rather inquisitive look, doesn’t he? The photograph made by E. W. Smart in Exeter, NH is from post 1900, due to the longer shape of the bristol board and fancy embossed border around the image. We have seen several others from the Liberty Bell album that feature similar styling. According to …

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Sorry it has been a bit since I last gave you a photo. My family moved house and that is an undertaking in itself! We are finally getting settled and I’ll be back to posting more frequently. Today’s photo taken by Tilton in Exeter, NH shows us a somber looking young man with busy eyebrows …

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I do so love this photo! The carefully coiffed hair, the mustache, the slightly crooked bow tie, and the oversized overcoat all come together for a terrific image of a dandy fellow. The image appears to have been made in the late 1890s or very early 1900s, based on the card type, image size and …

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