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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Looking a bit yellowed, here is a nice portrait of three children, labeled “The Farrell Infants” by someone, in pencil. I read it as tongue-in-cheek, as though the recipient of the photo thought of these kids as quite young, only to find they had grown in the blink of an eye. It could also be …

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Clyde has acquired a sister named Flora. Clyde appears to be about 3 or 4 in this picture, and instead of just Mother, we have Father as well. Note the necklace that Mother is wearing. It’s the same one from Clyde’s baby picture. It appears that her dress is very similar as well. I will …

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