Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Fortunately for us, someone wrote in many names in pencil under the photographs, and this gentleman is identified as Wm. L. Mearns. The photo was made by Dana in Brooklyn, NY in 1892. The card is labeled “Ivoryettes” which I was curious about, and in my research discovered many people have these prints and wonder …

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If I met this guy in an old church, I’d run for the hills. He has a serious and sunken eyed stare that could frighten the pants off the best youthful prankster during Sunday sermon. Does he look like he’s kidding when he says “sit still!”? His beard is impressive, reaching the level of his …

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