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Mrs. Jennie Berry

Mrs. Jennie Berry, of Detroit, Michigan, stated that "this was taken before I took sick."

Ava Phoebe Patrick (1907)

Ava Phoebe Patrick was born March 4, 1900 in Brownville, Jefferson, New York, the daughter of James Delbert "Bert" Patrick and Grace McAfee. She married Floyd Flansburg January 26, 1920 in Dexter, Jefferson, New York. This photo is part of... Continue Reading →

Hidden Treasures

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

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 →

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 →

Claron Leroy McDaniel

Claron LeRoy McDaniel, 7 1/2 months A quick search for Claron McDaniel revealed that he was born February 21, 1946, the son of  Tandy Frank McDaniel and Lora Mavis Griffin. A sister, Edith, was born in 1949. I found this... Continue Reading →

Vera Winchester Johnson

Vera Elizabeth Winchester was born on March 10, 1893 in Amery, Polk, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of William W. Winchester and Maggie Ann Gafney. Vera was listed in the 1900 and 1910 US Census records with her parents. By... Continue Reading →

Mom and Pop

I love these two! She looks so spunky and he looks as if she just elbowed him. I can't help but think they were stern as parents, but a hoot as grandparents. Since the photo has no markings let's just... Continue Reading →

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