Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

A simple, deckled edge card with a small square photo of a family. The father is in his military uniform but I can’t tell what branch he is in. Two boys are in between Dad and Mom. The printed text reads Merry Christmas / Happy New Year and looks like a letter in a mailbox. …

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  A group of baby angels and their friends – a deer, a rabbit and some birds – sing and decorate a Christmas tree in the forest, with modest silver glittered accents. The inside was made to look like an unrolled scroll, and in the top left features a quote from Charles Dickens: Closer to …

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This little card is folded in half and tied with a red silk ribbon, to the left. The border is faded, but still visible as cheerful red.The illustration is simple, probably continuing in the arts and crafts influenced mode we have seen so much of on previous posts. The bowl on the table has poinsettia …

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This particular card is about 3 x 5, and has an embossed center as well as embossed image featuring a lantern, holly and poinsettia. The greeting reads: Greetings and best wishes for / a merry Christmas / and a happy New Year It was signed by Gonzalo Magaña, 1920. All month long I am featuring …

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