Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt shows a rowdy group of fellows, soldiers, some in kilt, with drums and liquor bottles and smiles aplenty. They are just the kind of boys my dad would say partied all week and then late on Saturday night went to confession. Well that got me thinking that perhaps I shall …

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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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This real photo postcard ¬†also came from Denver, although it appears to identify a house in Marcus, Iowa. The house is quite impressive and if you look closely you can see at least one person standing by the porch, left. It is unfortunate that the image is so badly faded. The search for this home …

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    Back in 1910, Ms Sullivan must have been feeling low, because someone sent her this sentimental postal card. Oh – do not complain at the way the flower grows; Forget the sharp thorns, just remember the rose(s). Unfortunately, the sender did not sign the card.

  For Sepia Saturday I am giving you a vintage image of Chiping Sodbury Market Place, 1903. The postcard was mailed in 1989 and what I love the most is the text on the back.   The obviously misaddressed note was cheekily redirected and I know the card reached its correct destination because it was …

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This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt shows the great Sophie Tucker, comedienne, singer, vaudevillian and enthusiast of life during the second decade of the 20th century. You can click through here to a YouTube video which is really a slideshow of images of Ms Tucker over her theme song “Some of These Days.” While I do …

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