Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

A lovely color photo card showing Kristina Klein sitting in front of the fireplace, holding a wrapped package. The Santa is fat, the colors are lovely. On the back is a note: Hi Aunt Rita, Thought you might like to see what a mischievous one Mother’s latest grandchild has become. About 30 seconds after this …

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The small picture shows Kathy & Karen in front of a different fireplace this time. The printed card features someone pulling a tree and a child on a sled. The front of the card is signed “Fred, Isobel, Kathy & Karen.” The back features a nice note: Our very best to Jennie D & Randy …

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This happy family posed in front of a tree for their Christmas picture. The parents and three small children look happy in the sunshine. One of the parents was a smart alec and signed their card “Guess who :-)” ¬†Well, we shall remain guessing after all these years!

I always wonder at the thinking of a photographer putting a child in such a precarious location for a photograph. Were the parents at all concerned? Was this something that even crossed the Victorian & Edwardian minds of parents at the turn of the 19th to 20th century? This little fellow looks as thought he …

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This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt has a wealth of directions in which to travel. I could have showed you a storefront, or people on a stoop, or even an old business, but since I already used all of those for previous posts I needed a new angle. I have been wanting to showcase this photo, …

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