Genial gent in Glasgow

I wish I could tell you who this gentleman was, but I haven't the faintest idea.  He looks like an intellectual, rather than a businessman or public figure, because of his plain attire and slightly disheveled hair.  For some reason I want him to be involved with writing or publishing, maybe a newspaper editor or... Continue Reading →

Four young women with Union Jack

These college-age women have a determined air about them, as if they're on a mission.  They've arranged themselves around a pedestal with a Union Jack flag draped over it, adding a patriotic aspect to the portrait and perhaps suggesting political activism.  Were they participants in the women's suffrage movement?  What does the ribbon on the... Continue Reading →

Newlyweds in Torah, Minnesota

According to information in an article in the St. Cloud Times in July 2015, the town of Richmond, Minnesota, was officially called Torah for nineteen years, from 1890 until 1909.  It had been called Richmond informally by locals before that, but when the town was incorporated in 1890, the name Richmond was already in use at... Continue Reading →

The new dress

The day of the party has arrived.  She and her friends have been working on their dresses for weeks. "Let's take pictures!" "I don't know, I have a lot of things left to do.  Maybe later." "It'll only take a few minutes to set up the camera.  We might be too busy later." "You're right. ... Continue Reading →

Science class in the field, somewhere in Tsarist Russia

This postcard has no message or information on the back, but it came from a dealer in Pennsylvania who specializes in photographs from Imperial Russia (pre-1917).  The empire of the Tsars was truly vast, encompassing areas of northeastern Europe and Central Asia which today are made up of independent nations.  It's impossible to say exactly... Continue Reading →

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