Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

I took a short vacation, but I’m back to share more great photos with you! Today I have a soft faced woman from Germany. She is unidentified, unfortunately. Her clothing looks 1890s to me based on the sleeves, neckline and what you can just see of a cross-gathered bodice front. There does not appear to …

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That is a huge braid crown! This young lady was identified as Olga Strune or Struve. A site reader suggested Struve as an alternate last name for Martha Strune. Struve is also a known name and so I concur that it is a possible match. The stain on the face of this card is unfortunate, …

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An handsome younger man named John Welch. I’m taking a guess that he’s around 20-25 years of age or so in this photo. The photographer is going to give us some more clues to dating the photo. Schofield Bros, at 30 Main Street, Westerly RI were known to be in business in 1879. The studio …

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Today’s photo was identified as Martha Strune. Probably. The last name could be something else. I did find people on old census records named Martha Strune, so it’s probably correct. Martha has a beautiful dress with much embellishment. The bodice appears to be velvet with a satin inset. There’s embroidered trim added along the neck …

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