Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Today’s photo was identified as Martha Strune. Probably. The last name could be something else. I did find people on old census records named Martha Strune, so it’s probably correct. Martha has a beautiful dress with much embellishment. The bodice appears to be velvet with a satin inset. There’s embroidered trim added along the neck …

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This photo made by Charles A Saylor casts the subject as looking contemplative. What do you think she was considering? I love her jewelry – earrings, a necklace of multiple chains and a bar pin. She has some kind of frill, like a large bow, on her dress under the necklace & bar pin. She …

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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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