Sunday, June 30, 2013

Unknown Group 1880's, Basin Spring in Eureka Springs, AR

This is actually a snapshot of a much older picture. According to a family member, these are relatives of mine, though no one seems to know exactly who they are. Much of my family lived in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. A few years ago, I visited Eureka Springs myself, including this very spot at Basin Spring (though it's now surrounded by a very nice park.)

Basin Spring Today. A lot has changed...
This week's Sepia Saturday prompt reminded me of the little caves and grottoes all around Eureka Springs, which is still one of my favorite places to visit.

If you know who anyone in this interesting gathering of people may be, let us know in the comments!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy Couple, 1940's

What better way to celebrate the first day of summer than a little grilling in your own backyard? This is a cheerful scene- you can make out the man's smile and the woman's laughter. The woman is wearing what I imagine was a very brightly colored apron with a fruit pattern. In one hand she's holding a fork and with the other, she's turning a crank on the grill. From what I've read, the crank would turn a small fan underneath the grill that fanned the flames.

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

Monday, June 17, 2013

Anne Peoples 1860's, Texas

This tin-type fit this week's Sepia Saturday prompt so well, I couldn't help participate (even if I'm a little late)! Anne Peoples is wearing elaborate earrings, a necklace, and a brooch, as well as a gold ring that has been carefully tinted.

The back of this badly damaged picture is almost as interesting of the front. Someone (Anne herself?) used a scrap bit of notebook paper as a backing and made it very clear the photo belonged to her. I'm not sure what "H.I.A" stands for. Is there anyone who might know?

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

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Unknown Girl 1860's Louisville, Kentucky

I'm back from a short break! Now that it's near summertime, I should be having more time to post pictures. This is a pretty little girl from Louisville, Kentucky. Henry Metzel was a photographer in Louisville from 1865-1871, and I have a feeling this photograph was taken in the 1860's.

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