Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This little guy named Dale is in his creepers, showing off his stocking and looking back to Mama or Papa. The fire is lit in the fireplace, there is a candle on the mantle…the scene is well set for the arrival of Santa Claus. The family was signed as Dorothy, Norm and Dale.

Here are two faces peering out from the page. One is lost in the poor detail and the other is scratched across the eyes – the window to the soul, some say. This image is probably a reprint – or more correctly a photograph of – a daguerrotype. They hair style and general characteristics of …

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Jumping into the 20th century, here we have a gorgeous little girl in her finery. The dress looks almost sheer and the ribbons from her bonnet are so large they look a bit like a kimono sleeve. The dress bodice is quite frilled with wide ruffles at the shoulders. Not to be outdone by her …

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