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…

Fannie Camack Funeral Card

Fannie Camack Funeral Card

This is a quick snapshot I took while on a rescue mission to Aunt Artie’s Antiques in New Albany, Indiana. The front of the funeral card contained a poem, so the back its the only picture I took. It reads Fannie Camack, Died June 10 1891, Aged 73 years. (Calculated birth year 1818) It may turn out that this Fannie Camack is the same woman as listed on FindAGrave.com as Fannie Elizabeth Cammack, 1816-1891 buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery of  Utica, Clark County, Indiana.

Aunt Arties Antique Mall Adventure

Aunt Arties Antique Mall Adventure

It’s Monday and there’s no better way to start the week than by heading out to explore. Today I wound up in New Albany,  Indiana and found a honey hole… to bad the honey was expensive! I did luck into a 1919 college year book and one affordable forgotten portrait. The owner was an incredibly sweet woman and answered a handful of questions I had about pricing of ephemera in the shop. Apparently,  the southern Indiana area has some serious paper collectors. She said the dealers with booths raised the…

A. Kirpen Beard Grower Extraordinaire!

A. Kirpen Beard Grower Extraordinaire!

While at the “Old Town Shop” in Corydon, Indiana on a rescue mission, I got to chatting with the counter clerk when I spotted this propped up on a small shelf behind the register.  I was beyond excited that she let me handle it and snap a quick camera photo as she told me that Mr. A. Kirpen is part of the store owner’s personal collection of antique oddities. Mr. Kirpen’s photo card lists his photographer as J. A. Foster in Adrian, Michigan. The 1860 US Census does indeed show…

Belknap Hardware & Manufacturing Company Stock

Belknap Hardware & Manufacturing Company Stock

This snapshot is of a 1932 stock certificate was found framed and hanging in the ‘Old Town Store’ in Corydon, Indiana. The ‘owner’ listed is actually 3 different men;  John W. Price, Charles B. Price,  and Henry B. Spencer. They are notated as being the trustees of John W. Price. The Belknap Hardware & Manufacturing Company still exists and is located in Louisville, Kentucky.

Henry Clemens Work ID Pin

Henry Clemens Work ID Pin

This little beauty was spotted in a small showcase box in the “Old Town Store” in Corydon, Indiana. The clerk there was super sweet and unlocked the case and allowed me to photograph it for the site. Hopefully a  descendant will locate it here and drop her a thank you for her act of kindness! The pin is stamped with the company name “The Hamilton Foundry & Machine Co.”. Inserted into it is a small photo of a man labeled “Henry Clemens”. Beneath his name is a small series of…

The Old Town Store

The Old Town Store

I’ve been busy procrastinating today. Instead of running the scanner, I decided to take advantage of my time and hang with one of my sisters. We traveled out to Corydon, Indiana and found this sweet antique store. There were quality items everywhere,  but not much for us genealogists. There was an awesome clerk, though,  who allowed me to snap a few photos of a couple of the few genephemera finds that we did see.  I definitely recommend this place if you’re ever in the area and looking for high end, …

Carrie Hamblen LaGrange KY

Carrie Hamblen LaGrange KY

I found Carrie Hamblen (possibly Hamblin) while on a short trip to the Copper Awning, a local antique store. These are snapshots, not scans, because I dropped her off at the Oldham County Historical Society after the purchase. The back of her photo card was stamped with my local city, LaGrange, KY and a small handwritten note that reads “Died Sept 17 1900”. The photo mount is dated 1888, which provides a 12 year window into when this portrait was taken. Unfortunately, though, these dates leave a gap to research…

Century-old documents found in safe at Eldred shop

Century-old documents found in safe at Eldred shop

I am always amazed at the things that are thrown away simply because someone else found no value in them. Luckily, for many genealogists in the Eldred Township, former teacher Charlotte Stoughton rescued several amazing documents, relating to a former local one-room school house, after spotting them in a dumpster! Read more about the fantastic plans for this genephemra find: Century-old documents found in safe at Eldred shop – The Bradford Era: News – Century-old documents found in safe at Eldred shop: News.

A little “luck” at local church uncovers historical documents

A little “luck” at local church uncovers historical documents

  Digging through a church archive cabinet uncovered contracts and deeds for researchers of the East Falls House! The amount of historical documents found tucked away in churches everywhere always impresses me. (I know for a fact that a church local to myself has documents that go back to the 1800’s. To bad they won’t let the local historical society make a record of them… but that’s another story.) Check out the link below for their story! A little “luck” at local church uncovers historical documents – East Falls House.

Miss. Annie Wilhoyte’s Wheat Field

Miss. Annie Wilhoyte’s Wheat Field

Like the ‘Threshing machine at Mr. Smith Mounts’ photo, this one also identifies a land owner, not any particular individuals. These small details can often be helpful though, as they place people on the map and provide extra clues in our genealogy searches. This photograph from the Wilhoyte Scrapbook is of of the wheat fields of one Miss. Annie Wilhoyte. There is, in fact, a widowed Annie Wilhoyte who lived in Oldham County, Kentucky at least in 1940 where she is listed on the census. This photo is dated as…