Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Next up from the Liberty Bell album is this photograph from the 1890s showing a round-faced woman with quite a lot of lace and ruffles adorning her dress. Her hair is slicked down to her head with small curls around the hairline. These were called frisse I believe. From what I can see of the …

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Sepia Saturday always makes me think about the photos in my collection, and sometimes go hunting for something that I feel will match the prompt. This week’s prompt shows one woman serving coffee to another, and I knew right away that I would be looking for kind faces. These two faces feel very “grandmotherly” to …

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  This CdV is of an attractive couple posed in such a way that we see 3/4 of each of their faces. The dress leads me to believe this is from the 1870s. It reminds me very much of the early Natural Form era. There is no bustle to be seen, no flounces behind her, …

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This image is one of the Keeper’s treasures. There’s no photographer information on it, and I think that around the turn of the century there was a trend away from the photographer’s information. I can’t really think of a reason why, but there seem to be many from the 1900-1910 era that have no info. …

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