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!
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
The Cabinet Card of My Dreams!
This is the photo of my dreams, not so much because of the photo itself – although it is wonderful – but because of what’s written on the back. Papa’s Mother & Father William & Minnie Gulledge William Thomas Gulledge … Continue reading
Aunt Adele’s Grandfather
I discovered a treasure trove of cabinet cards in a warehouse art supply store on the east side of Houston yesterday and nearly went broke. This was seriously my personal heaven. So many of the photos were labeled neatly with … Continue reading
A particularly infectious smile, Anthony Moretti at 10
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
Varsity Boat Crew, a Lawyer, and Dead at 40
Below are two more very tiny faces from the class photo of the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1896. E. M. Rice proved too elusive for a quick internet search so we’ll focus on L. R. Worden. L. R. … Continue reading
Norbert Hahn, the city nilk inspector?
Meet Norbert Hahn. Eighteen in this photo, he was the son of Elmer and Ruth Hahn, living in Hartland, Huron country, Ohio – a short distance from Wakeman. Norbert was the first child born to his parents on September 25, … Continue reading
Miss Shirley, the Principal of Preston High
“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
Amy Blackmore, a volunteer in the Women’s Army Corp
Amy E. Blackmore was a senior at Plymouth High school in Wayne County, Michigan in this photo. Very little is known about this young woman. She was born about 1914 in Michigan. The second youngest of 6 children; her mother (Avis … Continue reading