Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

I wanted to share these two photographs today because of the unusual shawl-like additions to these dresses. Although I titled the post “Sisters?” as a suggestion they may be nuns, but looking at them again, I wonder if they might have been Quakers. I’m not familiar with Quaker dress other than to say it was …

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The Sepia Saturday prompt this week is shoes. I love shoes – every shape, style and fashion of them. From 3″ platforms to plain Keds and everywhere in between, shoes have long been a love of mine. For my pocket book’s sake, I have forced myself to give up the shoe shopping, besides the fact …

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Here is another Confirmation photograph from the Leaf Album. The style of card makes me think the photo might be from the very early 20th century, further making me wonder if this is the younger of the two girls in our first Communion photograph. Based on what Iggy told us about Communion, the veil was …

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These girls must be related to our Leaning Lady, being that the photo was also made by Freedle and they come from the Leaf Album. It is unknown what their relation was though. I believe this photo to be a First Holy Communion for the older girl and some other type of religious milestone for …

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This is a real photo postcard from 1923, featuring an image of a lovely, curly headed boy and a religious sentiment. Love in Born! Love that light’neth one and all, Love that shines through tiny eyes, Love that transforms Bethlehem’s stall. Christ-love, lighten, transform, call Us Thy children. O arise In childlike hearts today. From …

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