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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