Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This type of pose is called a 3/4 bust or portrait, because it shows about 3/4 of the person’s face. I like this particular image because the young woman looks pensive without being too gloomy. Perhaps this was a graduation or pre-wedding portrait. The photo was made by D. C. Burnite in Harrisburg, PA. According …

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Today’s photograph features a young person with a thoughtful expression. I’m honestly unsure if this is a young man or young woman. I’m leaning toward a female because the giant bow seems like an exaggerated version of the young boy’s fashion for Little Lord Fauntleroy. Also, the hair is rather poufy, which could be a …

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