Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This lovely couple was photographed by the Dolph Brothers studio in Erie, PA. The photo dates to the 1860s based on several factors, including the woman’s dress style, the border style and the squared corners on the card. I’m going to take you through my thought process on how I’m┬árefining the date of this image. …

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Here we have the lovely Gertrude Messenger Trunk who was married on October 8, 1914. That date was the anniversary of John & Mary Trunk. It’s a somewhat whimsical yet pensive pose, and I wonder if this is her wedding photo. We have learned that Gertrude was married to Edward L. Trunk where previously I …

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