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We were fortunate to come across this large lot of photos documenting the life of one soldier and his buddies in the United States Army in and after World War II.

We were fortunate to come across this large lot of photos documenting the life of one soldier and his buddies in the United States Army in and after World War II.

Hidden Treasures

So many things to love about this photo. Her innocent smile, her dimples, and her curls surely attracted some suitors.

Getting to Know Our Ancestors Through a Record Timeline

Do you have a difficult time thinking about your ancestors beyond the abstract idea of the few facts that you can reel off about them? I know I do. There are certain ancestors that I feel a connection towards, but for many of them I honestly couldn’t tell you much about them if I were asked.

There's no information available beyond the clues that we see in these photos. I've read that Navy Seamen were the only Naval branch to wear their badges and insignia on the right sleeve so that the eagle faced forward, but we'll need... Continue Reading →

Frank McIntosh’s Photo Album

I purchased this unique little photo album containing very small daguerreotype photos because, honestly, I just couldn't pass it up. The photo album itself measures 3.5 inches by 3 inches, and the photos measure 1 inch by .5 inches. The album belonged to Frank A. McIntosh of 198 Congress Street, Detroit, Michigan, as is dated January 19th, 1890

Bringing Old Photographs to Life

*Note: This is a re-post of a blog from last year, but Val's work is so incredible that I needed to share it again. Be sure to check out her blog Colouring The Past for more amazing photos. (And speaking... Continue Reading →

William & Friend

I absolutely love everything about this photo! William is so well dressed and ready for his photo. Looks like his best friend needed to be in the photograph too.

David & Sophia Ayers

This exquisite photograph is in pristine condition and I was thrilled to find it. The photo is of David Ayers and his wife, Sophia H. [Day] Ayers. Taken shortly after their marriage in March of 1856, the handwritten note tells... Continue Reading →

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