Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Hi folks – you may notice some changes happening on the site, including our own domain name! Yay! Update your bookmarks to show whowerethey.photos since this is now the registered domain for the blog. I have long wanted a proper domain name and the .com version is available for a whopping 2k, but since I …

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I had no idea it had been two months since my last post, and I really apologize! I think I have too many hobbies because I have been neglecting my other sites also, and that just isn’t acceptable. But, don’t you fret and don’t you frown, I have a ton of surprises in store for …

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Today we have a sad story. This beautiful CDV sized card surrounds a gem tintype that has been worn over the years until the facial features have been completely obliterated. I can tell this was a woman. There is the typical center part to her hair and it was oiled down smoothly to her head. …

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This is a really lovely 1860s image, showing a lady with a very full skirt and the┬ádrop-shouldered bodice so popular during that decade. She is seated, holding a book in her left hand and nothing in the right – although it looks like she is pointing. I think she was just holding her hand funny. …

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