Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Here is the second page of the wonderful Haberdasher book and just look at these wonderful chapeaux! The one at top right has the look of a top hat, but I believe it might be a high bowler. Frankly, I don’t know much about men’s hats…ladies bonnets, now I could talk for a while on …

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Do you think that Uncle Taylor was from Sheffield, or his last name was Sheffield? He bears a strong resemblance to┬áTomkins/Tom King, and I wonder if they were related somehow. Uncle Taylor wore a nice three piece suit for his photograph and a bow tie. I notice that although his beard is quite full, his …

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Sometimes when buying albums online, I wonder if the album was truly put together by someone in the past or if some dealer just slam dunked a bunch of photos together. This is one reason why. The lady on the left of the image was previously shown, on the second page of the album. Was …

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I do so love this photo! The carefully coiffed hair, the mustache, the slightly crooked bow tie, and the oversized overcoat all come together for a terrific image of a dandy fellow. The image appears to have been made in the late 1890s or very early 1900s, based on the card type, image size and …

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Today we look at a portrait of the McElhinney family, location unknown. They are identified on the back as: Uncle Frank McElhinney Aunt Meta Montgomery McElhinney Rae McElhinney Reid John Harold McElhinney About 1920 My assumption is that the older two are Uncle Frank and Aunt Meta, and the younger two are Rae and John. …

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