Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

I just hate it love it when I go to an antique shop that obviously doesn’t care lovingly curates their photographic items for sale. In particular, one of my favorite shops has a stall where people can paw through carelessly spend hours thoughtfully sifting in the crummy cardboard boxes holding piles and piles of photos getting …

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I just love this snapshot showing an acrobatic quintet of females, but I feel a bit sorry for the two in the middle. They don’t have anything under their knees and that appears to be concrete. Ouch! The two kneeling look like adults and the remainder look like teens or preteens. The photo is undated …

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Here we have two virtually identical photographs of a Rudd family gathering, in an unknown location, but it appears a few generations are present – from a young girl center front to an old grannie in the middle of the group. You can see the photographs are from just slightly different angles, and one was …

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Sometimes when I look at old photos I am struck at just how average some people look. They have faces that span the years, like some of the recent doppelgängers I have posted, or someone from the 19th century looks like they might just walk out of the local shopping mall. Faces tell the story of …

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For a Sepia Saturday post, I found this nice shot of North Island Naval Air Base, in San Diego, CA. While I do not have a date for the photo, it looks like something from the 1940s or 50s. North Island Naval Air Base was founded in 1917 and is recognized as the birthplace of …

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