Erma Cody Crimm

This lovely little girl was rescued from the same antique story as Mary Crimm who I blogged about earlier; Mary Elizabeth Crimm Amos. The fact that they were found together gave me reason to research a familial connection between them. My earlier research about Mary had already revealed Mary’s son, Alonzo Crimm (or Crim). It… Read More Erma Cody Crimm

Mary Elizabeth Crimm Amos

Wild hair, high collar, intricately detailed attire, and a stare of complete boredom. My kids make this same face when I force them to sit still for photos. Haaha! Perhaps she was pestered to pieces by her son Alonzo to sit for this portrait? Maybe it was her second husband, Rezin Amos. We’ll never know… Read More Mary Elizabeth Crimm Amos

Grace W. Sweet

This baby photo of is absolutely adorable!!! It was take by C.H. Townsend of Willimantic, Connecticut. Scrolled elegantly across the back of the cabinet card is “Grace W. Sweet. Age 6 mo 17 days, Weight 21 1/4 lbs.” A quick bit of research shows that this may very well be Grace Wales Sweet, daughter of… Read More Grace W. Sweet

John T. Clark

These two portraits of Mr. Clark were taken years apart, but show quite a handsome gentleman! Both were taken by Paris, Kentucky photographer L. Grinnan.   The back of each cabinet card lists not only John’s name, but also his siblings! “Brother of Bessie and Sallie Clark”. This made locating him in a quick records… Read More John T. Clark

Louise (Stuedle) Reichspfarr

Curls, upon curls. Flowers in her hair, and a book in her hand. Louise Reichspfarr is a victorian vision in this full length portrait! The photography studio listed on the cabinet card is “P. Günter, successor to D. Stuber” in Louisville, KY at 434 E. Market St. According to the Kentucky Death Records on,… Read More Louise (Stuedle) Reichspfarr

Elenor Hutchinson

These chubby cheeks are just too much!! This cutiepie, named Elenor Hutchinson, is dressed to the nines in this baby portrait. The photography studio listed on this cabinet card is “Charlton H. Elrod & Bro.”, and the studio location was 313 West Jefferson Louisville,KY.  

Starting Over

When her cancer reared it’s ugly head again last year, I quit blogging. Actually, I quit doing most everything. Now I sit at my keyboard… 2 months of grieving, 6 months as a hospice caregiver, 3 years of  holding her hand through chemo treatments, and a lifetime of sisterhood…. all of behind me, and  nothing… Read More Starting Over

Beelerton High School 1932

  This fantastic framed collage of senior photos was found hanging at the TraderBaker Flea Market in LaGrange, Kentucky. It’s dated 1932, and the corner mark indicates that this collage was photographed by a studio in Fulton, KY. Beelerton High School, itself, was located in Hickman County, though there is nominal information about it online.… Read More Beelerton High School 1932

John Hoffman

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

Antoni Niedzwiecki

This handsome violinist was spotted by me in a north Georgia antique mall.  I snapped a few quick pics of him as I rushed to keep up with my sister, who had gotten tired and needed to get to the car. The chemo she’s on is so hard on her body… I wish I had… Read More Antoni Niedzwiecki

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… Read More Maude M McCrary

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… Read More Clyda B Miller

Philipo Faso

No location info could be found on this antique portrait, just the name “Philipo Faso  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…. Hopefully I’ll get some time to do more research… Read More Philipo Faso

Adalaid Butler Wachler

Found at an antique store in English, Indiana that is listed on Google Maps as “Midwest Custom Furniture”. This is simply an old sheet of paper, and it looks as if it was the backing for a wall hanging or frame . Unfortunately, it has been removed at some point from the frame, and the… Read More Adalaid Butler Wachler

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,… Read More Lucius Killebrew Mugshot

J. M. Bogan of Memphis, TN

Tintype Photograph Of Southern Man Named by IllusionPhotography. The seller of this photograph posted in their description that J.M Bogan may have ties to the Civil War. Or course, as with any man who was of age during the same time period of tintypes, this is often assumed. The seller pointing it out, though, did… Read More J. M. Bogan of Memphis, TN

Viola Shafer

All the Single ladies named Viola Shafer Vintage by LaFeria. Photographed by Shively in Decatur, Illinois Ms. Viola Shafer was a beauty. It would be difficult to narrow down which exact Viola Shafer this is, as there were many in this area of Illinois at the time. Maybe one of you readers will have a… Read More Viola Shafer