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Wedding Wednesday: Puffed Sleeves

On a late September day in 1896, Elizabeth Hoffman of North Washington, Chickasaw County, Iowa affixed a gauzy, floor-length veil to her hair. It may have been crowned with flowers, although the faded photograph does not make this clear. 682 more words

Family History

Turn the page

We started with the babies.

Then we turn the page in the album and we have….

My initial hope is these are the parents of the two babies.   389 more words

Antique Photos

Esther Kate Smith of Buffalo, Texas

Well, there’s not much to say about young Esther yet. I’ve not been able to find her family in “Buffalo, Texas.” Ancestry wants that to be in Coleman County, Wikipedia directs me to either Leon or Henderson County. 108 more words


Aunty Jane

This wonderful cabinet card from the Welsh Album caught my attention immediately. It was taken in Longton, Staffordshire by photographer Fred Hulse.

The severity of the of the eldest child’s hair style makes me wonder if she had been ill (I have read that Victorian children sometimes had their hair cropped when they contracted a fever). 109 more words

Family History

Men With Moustaches

Cabinet card by Cross Photo Studio, 256 1/2 Essex St., Salem, Massachusetts

Cabinet card by Ritz Portraits, 58 Temple Place, Boston

The first two cabinet cards in the Welsh Album depict men with moustaches, something of a craze with Victorian men. 83 more words

Forgotten Ancestors