Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Brewer family Christmas from the 1950s. Center is Katharine “Pat” Brewer and George S Brewer, my grandparents. Surrounding them are family from the Erie, PA area. I just love how Gram is holding a doll and makes it look like she’s just part of the family. That sort of captures Gram’s spirit. This photograph was …

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Larry must have been good, because he’s got a package front and center! I see a Hi Speed wagon, too. This is going to be a great Christmas for some little kid! In modern times, I want to thank you, supporters and readers of Who Were They? YOU help make this journey so enjoyable and valuable …

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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!  

You may not recognize them, but the older two children in this photo are the same two who were posed at the piano the other day. The family has expanded by one and we now know their last name – The Hans. Judy previously played the piano while Jimmy is now called Jim, and little …

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