Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This vintage post card is an example of the art deco styles that were popular in the early 20th century. It features a Madonna and child plus an additional angel, surrounded by holly and scroll work. The card was beautifully embossed and gilded. The card was not mailed. No manufacturer name is present, but the …

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Here is a card from the third branch of the Klein family, and it’s funny that this card also features a stagecoach, which appeared on a previous Klein card from a different branch. They must all have shopped at the same place. These kiddies are also in front of a fireplace, with Susan in her …

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This later 19th century photograph, a CDV, once showed a pretty child, posed upon a chair, with round baby face youth looking out at her parents. Today, we know she was there, but over time the image has faded to a grainy suggestion of its former glory. I don’t know enough about vintage photographic processes …

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Before I gave you all those wonderful Christmas cards, I teased you about a tintype that would make you say “awww.” Well, two months later, I hope you didn’t hold your breath, but here it finally is! This baby was photographed by T. M. Saurman, as were several previous portraits (to view them click on …

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For several years now, I have been tracking the Streeter Family – the subject of the C. Murray Album, which was given to me by a good friend. Little did my friend know I was going to become slightly obsessed with this family in the hopes of figuring out who they were. Sometimes I find …

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