Photographs capture our special moments in time. From the professional portrait to the candid snapshot, our lives are portrayed a single frame at a time.

Old photographs and postcards intrigue me. Never do I wander through an antique store that I am not captivated by those images of long ago. They are stories – some told, but most untold or forgotten. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of turning the photo over and discovering hidden gems written on the back. I automatically kick into research mode and try to reconstruct the story portrayed. Finding a living relative is the ultimate prize for this history loving heart.

Whether the photos featured here at J. Wendell are identified or not, I hope that someone, somewhere, recognizes a familiar face and lays claim to the image that captured their parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, or siblings.

Enjoy these moments in time!