Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

   I particularly love this photo of a young girl taken during the 1860s. At first blush, it gives the impression that she doesn’t have much – her skirt and blouse do not match, the skirt drags on the ground on one side and is high on the other, little details. But, after I scanned …

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     This photo has caused quite a lot of consternation for me. At first blush I took this to be an 1860s photo based on the square corners and size of the image (quarter sized in the center of the mount). The card borders are also consistent with those in use mid-1860s. BUT! The hair …

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   This CdV from the 1860s is identified as Catherine Shull. I picked this one up because I found her dress bodice to be really unusual. It almost looks as though she is wearing a black corset on the outside of her dress. Since I know that would never happen, my next guess is that …

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