Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This unusually shaped photo features a young girl, about 3-5 years old, in a bonnet. The girl does not appear to have any clothing on, but some type of a boa wrapped around her. I have seen a similar photo on another site, but I can’t quite recall where. In my photographic explorations I have …

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This is a lovely family photograph taken by H. R. Troopman of Chicago. The girls look to be 10 years old or so. I think the photo is from the 1880s, but what is tricking me is the slight purple tint it has. The collodion process was not widely used until the 1890s. I found …

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