The lost photos

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Before Hair Dryers
How would you like to deal with that hair every day? The beautiful Mary Anne (Maime) Mellinger taken sometime around the 1880s. [ Original: Mary Ann Maime Mellinger ]

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Before Hair Dryers

How would you like to deal with that hair every day? The beautiful Mary Anne (Maime) Mellinger taken sometime around the 1880s. [ Original: Mary Ann Maime Mellinger ]

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Allen Heckman
So cute! He looks like an old man in a young boy’s body. A portrait of Allen Heckman taken circa 1914.  [ Original: Allen Heckman Genealogy ]

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Allen Heckman

So cute! He looks like an old man in a young boy’s body. A portrait of Allen Heckman taken circa 1914.  [ Original: Allen Heckman Genealogy ]

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Too Cute
Adorable! Four year old Maude Catherine Frankforter standing over her toys. Love that the teddy bear is looking at her. [ Original: Maude Catherine Frankforter ]

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Too Cute

Adorable! Four year old Maude Catherine Frankforter standing over her toys. Love that the teddy bear is looking at her. [ Original: Maude Catherine Frankforter ]

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Two Cute Faces
Look at these expressions! Baby James (Jim) Trent with his sister Alice Trent taken in Waterloo Iowa circa 1906. [ Enlarged: James & Alice Trent 1906 Iowa ]  

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Two Cute Faces

Look at these expressions! Baby James (Jim) Trent with his sister Alice Trent taken in Waterloo Iowa circa 1906. [ Enlarged: James & Alice Trent 1906 Iowa ]  

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Distinguished Family in 1909
A distinguished looking family portrait taken in 1909 by Harris & Ewing.  Harris & Ewing was a Washington D.C. based photography studio that produced portraits, architecture and news photographs of the surrounding area. Unfortunately, the names of this family have been lost in time. [ Original:  Harris & Ewing Photography Studio ]

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Distinguished Family in 1909

A distinguished looking family portrait taken in 1909 by Harris & Ewing.  Harris & Ewing was a Washington D.C. based photography studio that produced portraits, architecture and news photographs of the surrounding area. Unfortunately, the names of this family have been lost in time. [ Original:  Harris & Ewing Photography Studio ]

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1935 Kentucky Class Photo
What an excellent class photo! Love the animated face of the teacher. Mr. Richardson’s class, grades 10, 11 & 12 taken in Central City Kentucky 1935. [ Enlarged:  Alfred I Wickliffe Kentucky 1935 ]

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1935 Kentucky Class Photo

What an excellent class photo! Love the animated face of the teacher. Mr. Richardson’s class, grades 10, 11 & 12 taken in Central City Kentucky 1935. [ Enlarged:  Alfred I Wickliffe Kentucky 1935 ]

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Farmerette, Los Angeles
From Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War via Smithsonian Magazine:


A brass band welcomed the first unit of the California Woman’s Land Army when it arrived in the town of Elsinore on the first of May, 1918. The whole community turned out to greet the fifteen women dressed in their stiff new uniforms. The Chamber of Commerce officials gave speeches of welcome, the Farm Bureau president thanked the “farmerettes” for coming, and the mayor gave them the keys to the city.
The Land Army recruits drove the fifty miles from the WLA headquarters offices in downtown Los Angeles to Elsinore in style: the mayor had dispatched a truck to chauffeur them. At the welcoming ceremonies, Mayor Burnham apologized for the lack of an official municipal key ring, and offered instead a rake, hoe, and shovel to the farmerettes, “emblematic of their toil for patriotic defense.” The grateful citizens of Elsinore gave the farmerettes three loud cheers.

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FarmeretteLos Angeles

From Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War via Smithsonian Magazine:

A brass band welcomed the first unit of the California Woman’s Land Army when it arrived in the town of Elsinore on the first of May, 1918. The whole community turned out to greet the fifteen women dressed in their stiff new uniforms. The Chamber of Commerce officials gave speeches of welcome, the Farm Bureau president thanked the “farmerettes” for coming, and the mayor gave them the keys to the city.

The Land Army recruits drove the fifty miles from the WLA headquarters offices in downtown Los Angeles to Elsinore in style: the mayor had dispatched a truck to chauffeur them. At the welcoming ceremonies, Mayor Burnham apologized for the lack of an official municipal key ring, and offered instead a rake, hoe, and shovel to the farmerettes, “emblematic of their toil for patriotic defense.” The grateful citizens of Elsinore gave the farmerettes three loud cheers.

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Racy Blouse for 1900s?
Image of Leah Chew Thompson taken in Lafayette County Missouri in 1902. Kind of a racy blouse for the early 1900s? [ Original: Leah Chew Thompson Missouri ]

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Racy Blouse for 1900s?

Image of Leah Chew Thompson taken in Lafayette County Missouri in 1902. Kind of a racy blouse for the early 1900s? [ Original: Leah Chew Thompson Missouri ]

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Mischievous Grin
Look at those faces! “I want the ball” “Oh yeah? Well I’ve got the ball!” Brothers Fredrick & Philip Thomas taken in 1919 Michigan. [ Original: Fredrick & Philip Thomas 1919 Michigan ]

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Mischievous Grin

Look at those faces! “I want the ball” “Oh yeah? Well I’ve got the ball!” Brothers Fredrick & Philip Thomas taken in 1919 Michigan. [ Original: Fredrick & Philip Thomas 1919 Michigan ]

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Old Beard Fashion & Styles
Woah, check out this beard - it’s sticking straight out to the sides! Alexander Hovansky with his father. [ Original: Alexander Hovansky History ]

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Old Beard Fashion & Styles

Woah, check out this beard - it’s sticking straight out to the sides! Alexander Hovansky with his father. [ Original: Alexander Hovansky History ]