Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This little girl doesn’t look very ¬†happy. Sometimes children have an inherently hopeful or happy look on their faces, but not this one. She looks like she wants her nap. She is posed in the corner of a chair covered with a blanket and has on several strands of beads as a necklace. It makes …

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There was only one challenge for photographers in the 19th century that we can really see evidence of today, and that is movement. Because the exposure time was slow, subjects had to sit still for a long time. We see stands behind subjects helping them hold their pose, they lean on chairs or tables to …

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