Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

I always wonder at the thinking of a photographer putting a child in such a precarious location for a photograph. Were the parents at all concerned? Was this something that even crossed the Victorian & Edwardian minds of parents at the turn of the 19th to 20th century? This little fellow looks as thought he …

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Here we have two virtually identical photographs of a Rudd family gathering, in an unknown location, but it appears a few generations are present – from a young girl center front to an old grannie in the middle of the group. You can see the photographs are from just slightly different angles, and one was …

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Here in America the 4th of July is a national holiday – correctly named Independence Day! Most of us just call it “4th of July” leading to the joke “don’t they have 4th of July in other countries???” ┬áThe typical American celebration includes a cook out / barbecue, a big family get together and picnic, …

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With such an unusual name, I thought for sure we would easily find a living descendant for Dommaris “Dom” Day Shrimplin, but I was wrong. Back a few weeks, Iggy did an amazing job at deciphering the spelling of her first name and provided us with some information on her and her family, but after …

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Just a few days ago, I posted the tiny photo cut into the shape of a heart of the three Lewandowski sisters. Well, because the photo had been identified on the back, the amazing Intense Guy was able to find one of the girls. Iggy, I do not know how you do it! So, he …

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