Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This happy family posed in front of a tree for their Christmas picture. The parents and three small children look happy in the sunshine. One of the parents was a smart alec and signed their card “Guess who :-)” ¬†Well, we shall remain guessing after all these years!

Another smallish card, about 2.5″ high by 5″ wide, with a candle motif on the right side. The sentiment reads: With Best Wishes Here’s a cheery little message Bringing in to you anew Wishes for a Merry Christmas And a Happy New Year too It is short and sweet. Written on the back is simply …

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  I knew I had a stash of Christmas cards….somewhere…but just tonight I finally remembered the safe place I put them! Ugh, I hate when I do that! The card above looks to date from the 1950s or early 60s with the photo printed in red and the custom bunting and text. No location or …

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  For as long as there have been Christmas cards, people have been sending them late, haha. Here’s a nice card showing stair step kids in coordinating pajamas. It appears that Mrs Smith intended to mail these before the Christmas rush but missed the opportunity due to late delivery, and just wrote over the Christmas …

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  A Christmas card with no last name, from 1957. We have Mike, Sandra, Bob, Jim and Tammy the dog. These old photo Christmas cards were often created from a photo taken ‘sometime’ that year. This particular photo looks like it was from spring or summer – the boys have short sleeved shirts and the …

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