Beelerton High School

Beelerton High School 1932

This fantastic framed collage of senior photos found hanging at the Traderbaker Antique shop in LaGrange, Kentucky. It’s dated 1932 and the corner mark indicates Fulton, KY.  Included is this very cool piece are 6 photos of Beelerton High students, and their principle! Robert Palsgrove, Sara Emma Best, Randle B McAlister, Agnes Pharis, Warren Bard,…

John Hoffman

John Hoffman

Spotted this handsome gentleman at Traderbaker Antiques in LaGrange, Kentucky.  The name on the back is John Hoffmands. If you look carefully at the close-up of the inscription, though, you can see that this name was written over another; John Hoffman! The photograph was taken b by a Louisville, KY portrait studio named Stuber &…

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Maude M McCrary

This simple funeral card caught my attention at a north Georgia antique mall. It was tucked away in a glass cabinet but the shop owner was sweet and opened it so I could take a few pics. This is young face particularity grabbed my heart. Though it’s not uncommon to see photos of youth who…

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Clyda B Miller

This great photo was spotted sitting on an antique dresser for sale at the Midwest Custom Furniture shop in English, Indiana. His name is Clyda B. Miller, and by his name is written Ohio City, Ohio. The portrait itself was taken at a studio at Griffen studio in Toledo, Ohio. Dating the photo based on…

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Philipo Faso

No location info could be found on this antique portrait, just the name “Philipo Faso” and date 1925. An online search turned up no one with this name. There is a possibly that the spelling is unusual, and that it could also be Filipo Faso,  Philippo Fazo, etc…. Regardless, I couldn’t afford to rescue him…

Lucius Killebrew Mugshot

Lucius Killebrew Mugshot

Cleveland Ohio Police Department Criminal by SherwoodsTreasures. The owner of the Etsy shop that has this listed for sale has really hit my heart. I love unusual genephemera like this! Of course, if this was my great grandpa I might feel differently… LOL! This 1954 mugshot card is full of wonderful information, including his age,…

George Finlayson

WWI Postcards Mystery Solved

The postcards had been in Norma McGovern’s family for almost 100 years before their mystery was unlocked.  The writer, George Finlayson, sent them during WWI and they became family treasures from a man that was forgotten. Check out the story at The Evening Telegraph and find out how Norma discovered her family’s relationship to this…

Lena Green

Lena Green

This picture post card holds some great genealogy clues because it contains not just a name, but also the names of some relatives. These types of clues are some of my favorite type because it helps narrow down the identity of the specific person. The one thing that it didn’t tell us was a location.…