Thursday, July 01, 2010

Twitter T.C. Thursday- A misplaced family herloom

You can find them in most "antique" or, "consignment' shops. Vintage photographs rediscovered through various means; not significant to the shop owner but, in the end, suitable to make a small profit.

Making money, sadly, is one of the final goals of a shop keeper.

The young lady in the photograph below, possibly from the late 1800s and from New York State, is somebody's Ancestor.

This image is a missing piece of a family's past. Someday, hopefully, she will be reunited with her family and be set on a fireplace mantel or, hung on a wall in a prominent section of a house.

I do not know the lady in this photograph. Printed on the back of the image are clues as to where she lived or, vacationed.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at this site. Come again, I will be posting more interesting images.
My resent blog posting for June 24, 2010, is a photograph taken by the same photographer. There is no evidence but, these two images may be related in some way.


Unknown lady in white dress

Reverse side of photograph


Heather Rojo said...

We call them "instant ancestors" and see old photos like this at flea markets and antique shoppes. I used to want to rescue them, and post them on websites (like Dead Fred, etc), but there are far, far too many out there. My daughter bought a large box full and decorated her apartment with them. We've given them names and stories. They are part of the family now!

Jack Robinson said...

Hello Heather,

I enjoyed reading your comments. I use these "instant ancestor" images for my lecture on preserving old photographs & documents. I even used some in one of my "diary" books that I put together.

Have a great and safe 4th of July weekend.