Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Eight early Girl Scouts pause for lunch in front of a Model T Ford. The Model T was available between 1908-1927 in relatively the same shape and fashion though the entire run. There were slight variations to the hood shape as the car was redesigned every few years, but the name Model T remained unchanged. …

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Continuing on in the Liberty Bell album, we have a nice 20th century photograph of a young man. His hair is oiled, his collar is starched, and his tie is tucked into his vest. He also has some sort of pin on his lapel and one in the knot of his tie. With the striped …

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In the early 20th century, a variety of new and updated techniques to enhance photographs became popular. In this instance we see two – a decorative embossing on the bristol board and a nonstandard shaped photograph. Usually, photos were rectangular or oval, sometimes circular. I have seen other diamond shaped photos and I am certain …

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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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