Family in Brussels

This carte-de-visite was made by the studio of Albert Baron & César Mitkewicz in Brussels (Bruxelles), Belgium.  The mother's gaze engages the viewer while the father's seems unfocused.  The two sisters pose affectionately as the younger one reads from a book.  

A racquet in the garden

This is the second photo on this blog showing a family in the UK in their garden with racquets.  Well, only one racquet, but they seem to be having plenty of fun, anyway.  This is a cabinet card, while the photo I uploaded a month ago was a smaller carte-de-visite (Tennis and tea in Hampshire,... Continue Reading →

Mountain farm (Carpathian?)

My guess would be that the photo on this postcard was taken in Eastern Europe, possibly in the Carpathian mountains.  The Carpathians stretch from Czechia down through parts of Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine and Romania, with Romania containing just over half the range (51%). At first glance the buildings seem to be in some disrepair,... Continue Reading →

Pick your pleasure

This family came up with a variety of ways to pass their time on vacation, from fishing and shooting to playing guitar, dominoes and at least four different board games.  Someone had the great idea to make a visual record of their activities.  Two women in the group find the idea a little embarrassing.  Some... Continue Reading →

A happy family and their truck

This is a snapshot of a family sitting on their early Autocar truck (probably a Type XXI).  The truck has a Pennsylvania license plate with the year 1923.  Newer Autocar models came with inflatable tires, but this one still has the hard rubber kind.  Everyone seems content, though--even the dog.

Theodore and Eleanor Roosevelt

This postcard appears to contain Theodore Roosevelt in Rough Rider uniform, complete with sword, at far right with his niece, Eleanor, standing next to him.  I haven't been able to identify the others in the photo, despite looking at hundreds of Roosevelt family photos online.  Eleanor was born in 1884 and Theodore was inaugurated Vice... Continue Reading →

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