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Mrs. Jennie Berry

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

Erin Go Bragh! (Ireland Forever!)

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! We here at J. Wendell love celebrating our “wee bit” of Irish heritage and we found this wonderful antique postcard to share with you today. The Old Weir Bridge is considered one of the oldest structures in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. It is believed to have been constructed sometime in the […]

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.

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.

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.

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 →

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