Working in the Coal Mines

The Ball children pictured in this school photo grew up near Athens, Ohio where their father, George, supported his family as a coal miner. Ethel Ball was the oldest sibling and worked as a schoolteacher.  Based on Ethel's outfit matching the woman behind her I suspect she was teaching when this photo was taken. I... Continue Reading →

Do Si Do Darling

Patricia Wade, born in 1923, was the daughter of Pearl (Waterson) Wade whom I featured in this post.  This photograph was found with family photos that belonged to Fern (Waterson) Hardenburg. Patricia married Dave Robertson on August 30, 1946.  Her beau was newly discharged from the Canadian Army after serving four years during WWII.  I... Continue Reading →

1937 L.D.S Nursing Graduates

Mary Thompson and Ione Rich graduated in 1937 from the L.D.S. (Latter-day Saints) Hospital Nursing School in Salt Lake City, Utah along with 30 classmates. It's through Mary that I came to own a soft leather-bound book containing portraits of these graduates.  Side note: Is it just me or does Mary look a lot like... Continue Reading →

Seize the Viand Dear to Your Heart

Agnes Murdoch Scott was born in 1894 in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland to James and Mary (Norris) Scott. The real photo postcards (RPPC) shared in this post were found with family photos that belonged to Fern (Waterson) Hardenburg.  Agnes and Fern are connected by the marriage of their children, Martha Dale to Walter Hardenburg. Agnes and... Continue Reading →

Mustaches and Malt Liquor

I imagine most people would see this stained, worn cabinet card as trash.  Luckily someone knew better and it ended up in an antique shop in Indianapolis where a dear friend bought it as a gift for me. Not only is this image interesting in itself but it's identified as well!  I believe the men... Continue Reading →

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