Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

A very pretty¬†card brings to mind the art deco and arts & crafts movements that were popular in the 1920s. It features a red brick house at night with stars behind it, flanked by burning candles that give off a blue and green glow. The card is gilded and lightly embossed. The card was not …

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Here is a card from the third branch of the Klein family, and it’s funny that this card also features a stagecoach, which appeared on a previous Klein card from a different branch. They must all have shopped at the same place. These kiddies are also in front of a fireplace, with Susan in her …

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A pretty card shows a tree, decorated with candles, balls and popcorn, with presents underneath and a curious kitten reviewing the scene. The interior message reads Wishing you / happiness / Not only at Christmas / But every day / in the New Year. It was signed Love, Crockett, Jo, Helen & Bill. On the …

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The top photo was dated as Christmas Eve 1955. The bottom photo was not dated, but the presence of a Christmas tree behind the diners suggests the time frame none the less. I can’t believe we are winding down the year already!