Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This post 1900 photograph features six men and six women. I gather this is either a large group of friends, brothers/sisters and spouses, or some other family grouping, such as cousins. It looks as thought the lady front-left is sitting on the man behind her, which seems really odd placement. Maybe this is a wedding …

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One of the sad aspects of my hobby is that I find so many photographs of babies, couples, families etc., all unidentified. They wind up on ebay, in antique shops, and otherwise available for sale as “vintage ephemera.” It really is sad, when you think about how early photography was not just a simple “point …

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This is the final image from the Red Velvet album, and depicts a woman in early middle age. She looks a bit tired, but cleaned herself up for the sitting. It is unusual that she is quite over weight. While people certainly had the ability to become obese in the 19th century, it wasn’t as …

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