Beelerton High School 1932

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. Included is this very cool collage are 6 photos of Beelerton High students, and their principle! Robert Palsgrove, Sara Emma Best, Randle B McAlister, Agnes Pharis, Warren Bard, Rebecca Robey, and Mr. A.N. Greer (principle).

John Hoffman

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 & Bro.

Antoni Niedzwiecki

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 gotten a better snapshot, but this is what I’m stuck with sharing. His name is Antoni Niedzwiecki and the photo is dated 1923.  The photographer’s studio mark is “Cosgrove Studio” of  Scranton,  PA. What’s super…

Maude M McCrary

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 died, it’s still sad to me. Only 17 years old at her death, there is no location information for Maude M. McCrary. Just that she was born August 31, 1888 and passed May 3, 1906….

Clyda B Miller

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 his collar would place it between 1895-1905 when the style,  called a high imperial collar, was popular.

Philipo Faso

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 later and see if I can find some hints to who this young man was. Regardless, I couldn’t afford to rescue him from the antique store I saw him in. He’s hanging upstairs in the…

Adalaid Butler Wachler

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 image/portrait portion is missing. I snapped a few pics because, though there was no image, it did hold some great genealogy information! Hopefully, someone will find it useful, those a quick search for Adelaide revealed…

Midwest Custom Furniture English, Indiana

Midwest Custom Furniture English, Indiana

Oh. My. Goodness. So many gorgeous portraits! I promise you, I wanted to take each and every one down just to check for names! My little sister had asked me to take her to check out this antique store, but had also just been connected to her chemo pump. The side effects hit since than usual and we rushed to get her home, and I said goodbye to all these dear faces without the time to check them. If you are in the area though, this is a FANTASTIC shop…

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, height, and more! Most importantly, it lists his birth year and place; 1 August 1915 in Dublin, Georgia, which exactly where I found him on the 1920 US Census. His father, Lucius Killebrew (Sr.) was…

J. M. Bogan of Memphis, TN

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 pique my interest; Do they know something I don’t yet? So I set off to do a little research of my own. I didn’t dedicate much time but did find a few city directory listings…

Cabinet Photo of CR Barnes July 1887

Cabinet Photo of CR Barnes July 1887

Cabinet Photo of CR Barnes July 1887 Name and by VivaVintage4U.   With side swept hair and a bowtie adorned neck, Mr. C.R. Barnes stares past us in this photo I found for sale on Etsy. Written across the bottom of his portrait is his name and the date July 1887. The photogragher, Phillips, location is LaFayette, Indiana, a very helpful clue! Ancestry lists several Purdue yearbook pages for a C.R. Barnes in the same time frame and area. It would be worth investigating if you are researching!

WWI Postcards Mystery Solved

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 young soldier! Puzzle of wartime postcards sent to a house in Lochee – Dundee / Local / News / The Evening Telegraph.

Brother John Welt

Brother John Welt

Vintage First Communion Photo of a Teen Boy Named by plaidpearls. It’s sad to know that this photograph was taken of John when he and his family still saw a full life ahead of him. John, though, apparently had his life cut short at the young age of 16 according to the back of the photo mount.  The photographer was Wolk, listed with a Chicago address, probably Illinios as this is where the current sales listing originates. According to Ancestry, there was indeed a Paul John Welt who died in…

Bulleid Family Photos Found on eBay

Bulleid Family Photos Found on eBay

Bulleid Family All Named 7x Antique Photographs and CDVs c1870 1924 | eBay. Sheesh, I wish a better scan had been used but, as my dad always told me, beggars can’t be choosers.  Let’s simply be happy that the seller was kind enough to post the backs of the images! There are 7 in total and the shop owner is located in United Kingdom, meaning the images are likely from the same area. Left to right they are: 1. Alice, John Field (???), John Samuel Bulleid, Earald Foster 2. Mother,…

Genephemera Now Officially On Pinterest!

Genephemera Now Officially On Pinterest!

To be honest, I wasn’t really sure that I would like Pinterest. Surely, this makes me an old fuddy-duddy, but I’m okay with that. Well, with the scanner being down and me having a few free hours what else was I to do? Of course I could have done some cleaning around the house but … ugg. Cleaning. LOL! Instead of dishes, I decided to check out Pinterest and liked it enough to start an account and try my hand at building a ‘board’. Should have never started! 3 boards…

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. Well, I suppose that’s how it always works. If it was easy, it wouldn’t be fun to figure out! Lena Green and another woman, who is unidentified, sit prim and proper in this portrait that…

Mary Elizabeth and Elinor J Sieber

Mary Elizabeth and Elinor J Sieber

This photograph of sweet little sisters Mary Elizabeth and Elinor J Sieber was found at Aunt Arties Antiques in New Albany, Indiana. The price tag left it out of my price range but I pulled out my camera and took these quick snapshots for longevity sake.  Hopefully, a descendant will read this and be able to rescue the girls from the lonely shelf they reside on. Written across the bottom of the photo reads Mary Elizabeth Sieber 3 yrs and Elinor J Sieber 1 1/2 yrs. The photography studio is…