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"This is Grandma."Aunt Kate Conar and the Stories Photos Tell

One of the things I look for when picking out photographs from a bin of images in a shop, or online, is one that tells me a story. 277 more words


Henrietta Anne Theodosia Monson

At first glance, I mistook this lady for Queen Victoria. She is, however, the grandly named Henrietta Anne Theodosia Monson, born 1826 and baptised in Bedale, Yorkshire the same year. 191 more words

Family History

Monson Family - Two Weddings And A Dress

While it’s fun to buy job-lots of victorian photographs on eBay, I can never be sure if they are connected to one another. So I was happy to discover that the man above, named as H J Monson, was the brother-in-law of  354 more words

Family History

Yes! Filler!

Joy! I discovered a stack of carte de visite and cabinet cards that I have yet to post here.  Whew, material for my blog!

I don’t know about other bloggers but I need “filler” material.  125 more words

Antique Photos

Pretty "Fido" the Ladies Pet: Pugs and Studio Portraiture

This cross-eyed pug appears on a “stock” chromolithograph advertising trade card.  This seems to have been a popular card;  numbers of them survive in collections.  Mine is not printed on the back, so the business that gave it away is unknown. 451 more words


Jet & Grace

This cabinet card came from a shop in Indianapolis, Indiana and was given to me by a friend who supports my love of found photos.  The two girls are identified on the back of the photo as Jet & Grace Norton.  620 more words

Found Photo

Gran Nana

abt. 1890

These five cabinet cards were in an antique shop in Auburn, Indiana.  Written on the back of one is “Grand Mother Kutcher,” on another “Gramdns,” and yet another “Gran Nana.”  Four of the photos were taken in Portland, Indiana.  437 more words

Found Photo