The Grandparents Van Horsen

Mr. Nathan Van Horsen

I love when I find photos of couples. These two are identified on the back of the cards by names Nathan and Margaret Ann Demarent Van Horsen. By relation, they are identified as “Lassie’s” mother and father and Grandmother and … Continue reading

Reconstructing a Life from a Class Photo: Mildred Hufford


This 1923 high school class photo is one of my favorites! The full photo can be seen in this post from 2013. Today’s star is Mildred Hufford. My search for Mildred started as it usually does with a class photo. … Continue reading

Uncle Herb, and a very descriptive photo ID!

Herbert James Smith

The back of this cabinet card provided me with some great information, and without it, it would have been much harder to identify the right Mr. Herb Smith. It reads: “Uncle Herb Smith, Blanche Myers brother, 6 child of the … Continue reading

A particularly infectious smile, Anthony Moretti at 10

Peekskill 3 - Version 2

Back to one of my all time favorite class photos, the Fifth Grade class of 1934 in McKinley School of Peekskill, NY. These kids really draw me into that photo for some reason. Anthony Moretti’s smile is particularly infectious :) … Continue reading

Miss Shirley, the Principal of Preston High

Hilda Shirley, 1931, Preston, MN

“Miss Shirley, Principal” is all it reads under this high school photo. In 1931 she was the principal of Preston High School in Preston, Fillmore county, Minnesota. This class has had several posts written about its students. The full class … Continue reading