Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Martha Seim and Clifford Franklin 1936, Muskegon Heights, Michigan

The back reads:
"Wedding at Muskegon Heights, Michigan.
Martha Seim and Clifford Franklin
June 27, 1936."

According to their marriage license, Clifford Franklin was 27 at the time of their marriage and Martha Seim was 26. Clifford was the son of Elmer Franklin and Sarah Lenard. Martha was the daughter of Felix Seim and Annette Peskie. Both were factory workers. Unfortunately, there's not much else I can find about either of them.

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

Friday, August 7, 2015

Shuller 1880's Ottawa, Illinois

"Mr Shuller
727 ??????? St.
Eyes. Blue
Hair. Light"

I found a family of Shuller's living in Ottawa, Illinois: Michael and Josephine and their 6 children, twins Clara and Carrie, Hattie, Charles, John, and Edward. Josephine would probably have been in her 40's when this picture was taken, too old to be the woman in the picture. I'm thinking it may be Clara or Carrie, who would have been in their late teens.
She is wearing a rather fluffy-looking collar that I thought at first might be fur, though on closer inspection looks like some other kind of material. Has anyone seen a collar like this before? I also thought it was interesting that a description of her hair and eyes is written on the back. For her eyes, "green" has been crossed out and replaced with "blue", which might suggest that her eye color was a bit of both.

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

Thursday, August 6, 2015

I'm back!

Apologies for disappearing for so long! Life has become pretty busy lately, but I'm hoping to try posting more regularly again. I still have a large and ever-growing collection of old photographs to post.

I'm glad to be back!