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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You may have read that our wonderful site regular Intense Guy (aka Iggy) had tracked down the grandchildren of beautiful Irene Monroe, pictured below. Click here to visit the original family reunion post I ran back in January 2011. At the time it didn’t make much of an impression on me that I only had …

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