Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

A girl stands at the door, waiting to come in out of the cold. The sentiment is May Christmas be lavish / with good gifts / And the New Year be / generous with glad / days! As we learned yesterday, Sciota is a very small town in Illinois, and this card was addressed to …

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This pretty post card from the 1900s shows a pot of flowers on a gilded background, all upon a green ombre card. Ombre is the style of fading from one shade to another, or one color to another. The sentiment is A Joyful Christmas. The reverse of the card shows us that it was not …

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Over the course of 13 cards, we have seen Kathy & Karen Klein grow up from babies to teenagers. Kathy has grown her hair long as was popular in 1969, while Karen is keeping hers cut short. Both girls look to the side. This is our last Klein family card. I have no idea who …

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Kathy and Karen Klein appear to be reading or singing from books, but this effect is called trompe l’oeil meaning “trick the eye.” The photograph is overlaid by the line art, making it look like the girls were caught in the act of singing or reading. The line art consists of the books, bells, holly, …

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Here’s the last card I have from the Gus and Abby Klein family, showing Augie, Susan and Frankie, and now with Bonnie who looks to be a wirehaired or Aerdale terrier. The photo is in color and slides The back of the card has a nice note. As usual, this was the “best” of 20 …

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It’s really getting challenging to name these posts with the phrase on the cards because so many of them repeat lol. Hopefully it doesn’t matter to you. :-) Another card from the Gus & Abby Klein family, this one shows Augie, Frank & Susan in front of a very large wreath. I think they are …

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