The Stitching Girl

I picked up this beautiful tintype on etsy.  Written on the back of the pink paper sleeve that houses the image is "Annie Townsend, Mother of Nelle, Henry, Roy." Having no information about the photographer or location, I looked closely at the sitter's clothing and hairstyle, and with the help of the 19th Century Card... Continue Reading →

Unrelenting Death

This cabinet card was found in a Goshen, Indiana shop and features Lizzie and Emma Boeckling during happier times; I uncovered a sad tale during my research. Lizzie and Emma were two of six children born to John and Johanna Boeckling  of LaPorte, Indiana.  They were the middle children, with the eldest being Carrie and... Continue Reading →

You Had Me at Fancy Yarns

Well, doesn't he look spiffy!  He's even sporting a walking stick!  I fell for this cabinet card the moment I saw it in an antique shop in Auburn, Indiana.  I was thrilled when I flipped it over and found the sitter was identified. Jackson “Jack” Milford Beams lived in Spencerville, Indiana.  He was married on... Continue Reading →

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