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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I really need to stay off of eBay, haha. I found this fabulous little gem album a while back and I really could not control myself. Once you see inside of it, you will understand why. The album holds gem tintypes, those tiny representations that were popular during the second half of the 19th century. …

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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!  

Today we look at a portrait of the McElhinney family, location unknown. They are identified on the back as: Uncle Frank McElhinney Aunt Meta Montgomery McElhinney Rae McElhinney Reid John Harold McElhinney About 1920 My assumption is that the older two are Uncle Frank and Aunt Meta, and the younger two are Rae and John. …

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