Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

You can imagine how excited I got when I found this cabinet card, which is identified as “Eylar’s father, Millard Fillmore, 1887.” Since I was in a shop I couldn’t exactly Google the former president to determine if this was a legitimate photo of our 13th president, and I’m a bit uncertain about the 19th …

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This is a beautiful portrait of a dapper gentleman from the Red Velvet Album. He looks to have been quite stylish, with a crisp white bowtie and starched shirt, carefully groomed mustache over full lips and softly wavy hair. Were I a young lady from 110 years ago I might have sighed over this image. …

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This photograph just reminds me so much of a riverboat gambler because of the slicked down hair, the wide lapels on his coat and the velvet trim, the neatly trimmed mustache and the ever so slight smirk. There is a definite texture to his coat, some sort of waffle weave or something. The CdV was …

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