Let’s Do the Twist

According to the writing on the reverse of this real photo postcard (RPPC), our sitters are Livonia Osborn and Howard Strong.  Also penned on the back is "Mardi Gras 1923" which explains the kooky pretzel get-ups. I wasn't so sure the name Howard E. Strong identified our second sitter because of how the names were... 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 →

Two Friends

I picked up this circa 1915 photograph in Holland, Michigan.  Miss Charlotte Hunt and Miss Nellie Damon lived just a few doors apart on Pequot Street in New London, Connecticut. Charlotte, born on New Year's Day 1901, was about one year older than Nellie.  If we speculate that the author of the writing on the... Continue Reading →

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