Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Two young men, one younger than the other, share this page in our Red Gem album. It is unfortunate that these gems seem to tend toward off center, because I’d like to see the whole person. This young man, maybe an early teenager, has nicely slicked hair and a tidy suit. His bow tie is …

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Inside the Liberty Bell album, I found the 4×6 page of historical information behind one of the photos. The album must have been made after 1895 as it references that year in the information. Having just visited the Liberty Bell in December 2013, this is particularly intriguing information to me. The park ranger leading our …

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A. B. Cross Photo, Salem MA Alva Pearsall Photographer, Brooklyn, NY Turner, Boston MA L. W. Cook, Boston, MA Glines, The Fotografer, Boston MA G. A. Underwood, Worcester, MA These are a selection of unidentified photographs in my collection. They do look like the faces of a ship’s crew to some degree. The two fellows …

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  This type of mustache is what I would term a “walrus” in that it covers the upper lip in a healthy fashion and extends past the sides of the lips a bit. Other than the generous ‘stache, this fellow has close cropped hair and a receding hairline giving him quite a lot of forehead. …

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We are going to give Iggy’s brain a rest today with an unidentified photo of a gentleman from the Mearns Family Album. The pose is the side portrait, and unfortunately the lighting from above was a bit too bright. It reminds me of what I learned previously about Ivoryettes, and I wonder if the photographer …

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