This CDV of an elderly gentleman was printed in Gloversville, New York, and it came to me in the pocket which had the name Aden Stone handwritten on it. I can only hope that the CDV was originally in the same pocket as well and the gentleman in the photo was indeed Aden Stone. Assuming … Continue reading Aden Stone from Gloversville, NY
UPDATED - I received some new information about the Schoedels from one of our amazing readers, so I've adjusted the text below accordingly. Oh how I love this community, thank you for your feedback and help! I bought these photos and RPPCs from German ebay a while ago. Only after they arrived by mail, I … Continue reading Fritz, Johanna and Marie Schoedel
This lovely bride was Mrs. John E. Redden whose wedding reception took place on May 24, 1944, at the Halfmoon Hotel. Thank you, whoever wrote the information on the back of the photo, for all these useful clues! Such a pity this photo has gotten lost in history, but let’s see if we can find … Continue reading Dorothy Redden née Radici
This looks like a smile of someone who loves snow, don’t you think? The photo has been labelled Herfila Mendoza @Vincent Hall and the stamp of the Eastman Kodak shows that the snapshot was printed in the “week ending February 11, 1956”. The handwriting of the name is very modern and no-one would have used … Continue reading Herfila Mendoza Asuncion
Here’s another lovely smile of a stranger from the United States. She is referred to as “Mrs. James L. Phillips”, so we have her husband's name, and we have a location in Westerly, Rhode Island. The photo studio of Everett Scholfield and brothers started operation at 30 Main Street in Westerly, Rhode Island, in 1879. … Continue reading Mrs. James L. Phillips from Westerly, R.I.
I bought these two photos from an antiques seller from the United States. The first photo is of one Frank Loy and the photo was taken in Dayton, Ohio. The second photo is of one Messia Loy and although it is difficult to decipher what is written on the half-torn sticker on the back of … Continue reading Frank Loy from Dayton, Ohio
Helen Keep Otis was born on October 1st, 1874 in Chicago, Illinois. Her father George Livingston Otis was a prominent in the banking and business circles of Chicago. George had married Helen’s mother Mary W. née Keep in November 1872 and Helen was the couple’s only child. In 1880, the family was living at 1710 … Continue reading Helen K. Hubbard née Otis
This photo came to me in a lot of about 25 random photos from the United States about a year and a half ago. One by one, I’ve been trying to reconstruct their stories and have shared some of them with you here on my blog and on Instagram. Now I finally got to this … Continue reading Elizabeth “Lizzy” Hartt née Fay
These sweet girls were sisters Blanche and Bessie Maxam from Shelburne Falls, Franklin County, Massachusetts. They were born to parents Hardy Eskridge Maxam (1855-1942) and Florence P. née Phillips (1862-1955). Blanche was the older one, born on May 20, 1886. Bessie Florence was born 3 years later, on September 10, 1889. Their father was a … Continue reading The Maxam Sisters from Shelburne Falls, Mass.
This little pumpkin came to me from the United States. My Instagram community helped me identify him as "Willie Dodd Geiger". The location clue: his photo was taken in New York. I found two William Dodd Geigers in the records, one from the New Jersey area, the other from Pasadena, California – a father and … Continue reading William Dodd Geiger from East Orange, NJ