Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

That is a huge braid crown! This young lady was identified as Olga Strune or Struve. A site reader suggested Struve as an alternate last name for Martha Strune. Struve is also a known name and so I concur that it is a possible match. The stain on the face of this card is unfortunate, …

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An handsome younger man named John Welch. I’m taking a guess that he’s around 20-25 years of age or so in this photo. The photographer is going to give us some more clues to dating the photo. Schofield Bros, at 30 Main Street, Westerly RI were known to be in business in 1879. The studio …

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This CDV features a gentleman who looks a little shifty to me. Just look, his eyes are glancing away to the side as though he doesn’t want to meet the viewer’s eye, his thin mustache reminds me a bit of Snidely Whiplash, his hair is oiled and slicked, very polished to make an impression. While …

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This carte de visite photograph carries no back mark or other identifying information, leaving the handsome soul to be lost to the ages as unknown. I am guessing at the decade 1880s for the vintage of the image but I could be off by 10 years or more. I really don’t know much about men’s …

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