The back of this postcard has a note: "Connie Richards, friend of Aurore (Chaillé) Marotte." Aurore is easy to find in Census records, but Connie eluded me. In 1920 Aurore B. Marotte (age 25) was living with her husband, Adelard, and her siblings in the home of her father, Azaire Chaillé, in New Bedford, Massachusetts. ... Continue Reading →
UPDATE: Albin Lindall is most likely the man standing at right. I found a passport photo of him on Ancestry.com that was taken some years later, when he was 29. Albin Lothard Lindall was born in Parkers Prairie in 1890, and the passport was issued in 1919, when he was a doctor and a lieutenant... Continue Reading →
This small cabinet card came from Arkansas but has no information on it. The three women on the left might be sisters. These ladies look like they should be singing on a stage!
In this photo the coworkers from the previous post have been joined by four more men. The man at far right may be an owner or manager. The four women who stood arm-in-arm in the previous photo are now seated together in front. Here you can see the photo in high resolution:
This cabinet card contains a group of coworkers at an unidentified location. A man at lower right is conspicuously holding what appears to be a screwdriver. The man at far left is wearing an apron with something dark on it, perhaps oil or ink. The man next to him is holding a pencil. Between them... Continue Reading →
This cabinet card was made by Benjamin F. Popkins (1822-1905), the first photographer to set up a professional studio in Greenfield. The sitters aren't identified. The photo was accompanied by two additional cabinet cards by Popkins, showing one of the women from different angles. All three portraits may have belonged to her, or the three... Continue Reading →
This postcard shows a group of Seattle Pacific College students on a hiking trip in the temperate rainforest near Seattle. The photo may not have been taken during the same trip as the photos in the two previous posts, but was likely taken within a year or two. The postcard came from the estate of... Continue Reading →
This postcard shows a group of Seattle Pacific College students on a camping trip in the temperate rainforest near Seattle. The image was reproduced in the June 1914 school yearbook, The Cascade, in a feature titled "Jolly Hikers." The man at the back, second from left, is Winfred Nathan Thuline (1886-1982). Eventually I hope to... Continue Reading →
This cabinet card was made at the same sitting as the one in the previous post. This time, Clau is pretending to toss a chocolate to Frank, who is reclined on the studio floor.
These four friends posed for portraits together on August 3, 1895, at Draper's Studio in Bridgton, Maine. An inscription on the back identifies them as Clau [Clan?], Nan, Beth and Frank. Someone decided that a box of Stevens Confectionery chocolates would make a fun prop. Later, someone used a pen to draw a sign at... Continue Reading →
I wish I could share some information about this group of young people wearing paper hats and holding oars. They seem to be very close in age. Coincidentally, their hats look similar to the cloth one worn by Walter Kleckner in his 1898 portrait at the end of the post titled "'Kangarooing' at Camp Chickamauga." ... Continue Reading →
The woman on a cruise in 1934 in the previous two posts is now standing in front of Sloppy Joe's Bar in Havana, Cuba. A date stamp on the back of this snapshot indicates it was printed on Jan. 18, 1939. The man with her looks vaguely familiar to me, but he isn't the man... Continue Reading →