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
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
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
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
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 Ancestry.com,… Read More Louise (Stuedle) Reichspfarr
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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… Read More Cabinet Photo of CR Barnes July 1887
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
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… Read More Brother John Welt
Old Antique Cabinet Photo Picture Cleveland Ohio NURSE Woman NAMED Bertha Meeker This beauty is for sale on Ebay. Written across the back is her name Bertha Meeker. The photographer, Webb, is addressed on Elucid Ave, Cleveland.
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… Read More Bulleid Family Photos Found on eBay
1942 Allegheney County Pa Police Criminal by SherwoodsTreasures. Born May 1912 in South Carolina and later finding his way to Allegheny, Pennsylvania, where he died in 2004, Charles Vandross looks almost amused that he had been arrested. The record doesn’t reveal why he was picked up by police. All we know, is that he was.