Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Here’s a funny set of photos I received as part of a large lot. They were not together or in any sequence, just randomly found in the pack of 50 CDVs. But as I sorted them through, I realized these four photos have much in common. Can you catch all the similarities? I feel like …

Continue reading

This fine image is a tintype I found in the great Tennessee vacation haul at the World’s Longest Yard Sale. There was another woman and I who seemed to be on the same route, each of us rushing to find the photos at each individual stall. I felt lucky to find this great piece, because …

Continue reading

Up for your perusal today is a lovely young couple from Devon who sat for their photograph in the late 1860s or even early 1870s. I think. I’m basing my assessment on the woman’s clothing as usual, and her dress seems to show a skirt that is elliptical, possibly trending toward the early bustle period, …

Continue reading

For your review is a fine image of the ethnic costume of Wingaker Sweden. Wingaker, or VingĂ„ker as it is found in English language, is a town in the central southern third of Sweden. I found images in the Cycopeadia of Costume that are quite similar to the dress on the middle subject of this …

Continue reading