Sunday, March 23, 2014

Caribou Monument 1920's, Bowring Park, Newfoundland



This Real Photo Postcard is of the Caribou Monument in Bowring Park, Newfoundland. The statue, a replica of the monument in Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park, was unveiled on July 1st, 1928 as a tribute to the soldiers who gave their lives at the Battle of Beaumont Hamel.

The monument was damaged by vandals last year, but was luckily repaired and returned to it's home in Bowring Park in November.

The Caribou Monument being returned to Bowring Park.
(© — Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram)
I know this isn't the kind of photograph I usually post, but it was a picture from my collection that fit the prompt so well I had to share!


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Mrs. F.S. Adams 1890's-1900's, Waterville, Kansas

The back says:
 "To Edna
from Auntie,
M.J. Parker Adams

Mrs. F.S. Adams
Waterville,
Kans."

I'm going to assume Mrs. F.S. Adams is the subject of this portrait. (If so, who are Edna and Auntie M.J.?) She is wearing a dress with large leg o' mutton sleeves that became popular in the mid-1890's into the late 1900's.

This doesn't exactly fit with this weeks prompt, but I thought I'd share it anyway!


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Anne Peoples and Family, 1870's-1880's

 This tintype was found with the picture of Anne Peoples I posted back in June. I figured they were related in some way and noticed the two women looked very similar to the Anne in the first picture, especially the one on the far right.



Is one of these women Anne? If so, is the man her husband? Who are the children?
Unfortunately, there are no names, so there is no way of knowing for sure. What do you think?

If you know who this may be, let us know in the comments!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Two Men Going for a Swim, 1930's



I haven't participated in Sepia Saturday in quite a while, though I'd like to get back in the habit of it! These men may not be sitting on any rocks, but they are enjoying the cool water of this lake. Makes me wish it was summer! Unfortunately, we don't have names for these two gentlemen.

If you know who they may be, let us know in the comments!



Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sue Whitman 1900's, Fort Worth, Texas


"Sue Whitman in graduation togs"

Sue is wearing a very flowery hat and a large fern corsage pinned to her front. I can't decide if her expression is grumpy or pensive.

If you know who this may be, let us know in the comments!

Family with their Dog 1920's

 "Kent, Allie, Vena, Manse, Jacks
Bro. (Happy Jackson) Irene, Vera,
Jack and little Bud,"

This is an interesting photo of a family and their dog taken in front of a home. It must have been sunny outside because everyone is squinting and covering their eyes! I'm not entirely sure if I've read the handwriting correctly, but if I have, they certainly have some unusual names, though unfortunately there is no last name.

If you know who this family may be, let us know in the comments!



Friday, January 3, 2014

Luella Robinson 1900's, Rockford, Ohio


This darling little girl is Luella Robinson, age 3 years. She is standing on a rather interesting chair that has only one arm. The flower-pattern border around the picture is unlike one I've seen before, though I think it's very pretty.

If you know who this may be, let us know in the comments!