Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Up for your perusal today is a lovely young couple from Devon who sat for their photograph in the late 1860s or even early 1870s. I think. I’m basing my assessment on the woman’s clothing as usual, and her dress seems to show a skirt that is elliptical, possibly trending toward the early bustle period, …

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This is a 2×3 snapshot from someone’s wedding. The group is partially identified on the reverse as follows: Left to right: Peter, Nancy Achinson, Joan, Kathleen, Gwen, Renee, Peggy, Dorothy Hearn, Michael and Donald. Harry is immediately behind Renee and Stuart Pemberton behind Peggy.  The gentlemen on the far back right are Harry and Stuart. …

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I giggle a little every time I look at this cabinet card, because the couple looks so stiff and uncomfortable, like it’s the first time they ever met. But noting that they both are wearing a flower corsage, I really suspect this is their wedding photo. Maybe an arranged marriage? Oh my. The photographer was …

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This beautiful wedding photograph is of Anastesia Czech, who may have married her cousin, or may have been first cousin to the  original owner of the photo. Her husband was Paul P. Kroll and they married in 1917 when she was 19 years old. They had 7 children, all of whom have passed away. However, …

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