Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

A lovely color photo card showing Kristina Klein sitting in front of the fireplace, holding a wrapped package. The Santa is fat, the colors are lovely. On the back is a note: Hi Aunt Rita, Thought you might like to see what a mischievous one Mother’s latest grandchild has become. About 30 seconds after this …

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A pretty card shows a tree, decorated with candles, balls and popcorn, with presents underneath and a curious kitten reviewing the scene. The interior message reads Wishing you / happiness / Not only at Christmas / But every day / in the New Year. It was signed Love, Crockett, Jo, Helen & Bill. On the …

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Kristina Klein is sweet and warm in her footed pajamas. She looks to be about 2 or 3 years old, and is seated by the hearth with pretty wrapped packages, ready to celebrate Christmas. The sentiment is Merry Christmas and a happy new year! signed by John, Linda & Kristina Klein. I’m guessing 1960s on …

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I have meant to post this picture many times, but since today is the 44th anniversary of the first man on the moon, it seems the best day to share it. This is a photo of the TV that my parents took. If you look closely, you can see the antenna above the TV. We …

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Christmas 1969, the photo is identified as “Alice’s new hair.” The photo itself is a Polaroid, the type before the instant print that fed out of the front of the camera. The photo was snapped, then pulled out of the side of the camera. The protective sleeve was removed, then the photo developed as the …

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One of the exciting aspects of the Rudd photographs I acquired recently is a large selection of postcards. The family traveled and wrote postcards to send back to various individuals in Oklahoma. To meet the Sepia Saturday prompt, which shows a footbridge crossing a small body of water, a canoe on the water and some …

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