Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

  This CdV can be comfortably dated to the mid to late 1860s based on the square corners and border lines. Written on the back is “Spanish Dagger From San Antonio Texas.” The Spanish dagger plant is also known as the yucca gloriosa which is native to the American coastal southeast, growing in sand dunes. …

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Presented as a proud Sepia Saturday post, I give you Mr Twist, or Trist, or something like that. This CdV was made in Edinburgh, Scotland in the 1860s. The card corners are square and the thin borders date this to roughly 1862-1863 but possibly as late as 1868. I am not up on my Scottish …

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