Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Kristina Klein is sweet and warm in her footed pajamas. She looks to be about 2 or 3 years old, and is seated by the hearth with pretty wrapped packages, ready to celebrate Christmas. The sentiment is Merry Christmas and a happy new year! signed by John, Linda & Kristina Klein. I’m guessing 1960s on …

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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!  

Christmas 1969, the photo is identified as “Alice’s new hair.” The photo itself is a Polaroid, the type before the instant print that fed out of the front of the camera. The photo was snapped, then pulled out of the side of the camera. The protective sleeve was removed, then the photo developed as the …

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