Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Some of these cards are really difficult to guess the year. There will be some help on some future cards, so I’m taking a guess that this is early 60s. Kathy & Karen Klein share the opening of a present, surrounded by more wrapped packages. The card itself features an angel, stars and the salutation …

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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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I had no idea it had been two months since my last post, and I really apologize! I think I have too many hobbies because I have been neglecting my other sites also, and that just isn’t acceptable. But, don’t you fret and don’t you frown, I have a ton of surprises in store for …

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It’s that time of year again, people are thinking of sending out their Christmas and holiday greeting cards, as people have been doing for the last century or so. I have a wonderful collection to share with you, the best yet! This particular card is about the size of a business card, features embossed holly …

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  I knew I had a stash of Christmas cards….somewhere…but just tonight I finally remembered the safe place I put them! Ugh, I hate when I do that! The card above looks to date from the 1950s or early 60s with the photo printed in red and the custom bunting and text. No location or …

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  I love this one! The little girl was really upset, wasn’t she? These candid moments remind us that we are all fallible, don’t they. The card was imprinted Season’s Greetings, then written underneath was “From the Ehrenbergs.” The family was identified as Roberta, Ellen Louise crying, and Scott the baby. I do wish Dad’s …

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