Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This is a great find – a black sailor named Rudolf Fletcher, posed by a column and looking confident. I am guessing this photo dates to the World War II era. Working on that theory, I did a little research and found a few Rudolf Fletchers. Rudolf Fletcher, born October 10, 1928, died June 10, …

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This photograph of a handsome young man was taken in Islington, Newfoundland. The year is unknown but after World War I, Newfoundland had a minimal military presence, so the photo is possibly from the WWI era. At that time, Newfoundland was still an independent country although under the British dominion, and owing allegiance to Britain. …

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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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