Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

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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This CDV features a gentleman who looks a little shifty to me. Just look, his eyes are glancing away to the side as though he doesn’t want to meet the viewer’s eye, his thin mustache reminds me a bit of Snidely Whiplash, his hair is oiled and slicked, very polished to make an impression. While …

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Today’s photograph features a young person with a thoughtful expression. I’m honestly unsure if this is a young man or young woman. I’m leaning toward a female because the giant bow seems like an exaggerated version of the young boy’s fashion for Little Lord Fauntleroy. Also, the hair is rather poufy, which could be a …

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Here’s a pretty image of a young woman with her hair pulled tightly back into a bun, but she managed to keep some of the fashionable frisée curls at her hairline. She has a ruffled collar under her dress and some kind of adornment that I can’t quite make out. The photo was made at …

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