Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

These little Klein girls just don’t seem to age, do they? Here are Kathy & Karen Klein, in front of the fireplace, holding a picture of Santa Claus. They are cozy in their footsie pajamas and laughing at something. The card features a scrolly script that says Merry Christmas, and a photographer dressed as Santa …

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A smiling Santa Claus climbs the chimney in this vintage postal card. His suit is trimmed with white fur, his beard is bushy and his sack is full of toys. The chimney of red brick has snow around it. The card was mailed but the postmark is not clear, so beyond 19xx I can’t tell …

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A lovely color photo card showing Kristina Klein sitting in front of the fireplace, holding a wrapped package. The Santa is fat, the colors are lovely. On the back is a note: Hi Aunt Rita, Thought you might like to see what a mischievous one Mother’s latest grandchild has become. About 30 seconds after this …

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This SAS card dated 1913 features a pretty girl in a green cap and yellow coat holding a Santa mask. I think. It’s the only explanation I have for how dead eyed Santa looks. That will certainly give a new meaning to the “nightmare before Christmas”!! The text reads The brigtest [sic] memories I hold …

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Carrying a postmark from November 1909, this vintage postcard features Santa Claus with snow falling around him, holding a sign that reads A Jolly / old Fashioned / Christmas / to you / and to me / if you get my / shirt. That last part was added by the sender of the card. In …

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Here’s Ozzy, Harriet, Wally, and….nope, not *those* Nelsons, sorry! A winter scene replete with Santa Claus greets us along side a happy family looking off toward Santa to check up on what he is doing. The children look like a boy and a girl to me. I love love love Mr Nelson’s funky tie!