Pic of the Week (#142) - Unknown Woman From Peru, Indiana

Pic of the Week (#142) - Unknown Woman From Peru, Indiana

This photograph is of an unidentified woman in my personal family collection. It was in the photo album of my great grandmother, Ida Rhoads Sears (1900-2002). Can you help me find and tell her story?

Pic of the Week (#141) - "Colorado's Pine and Silent Peak" (Postcard, 1918)

Pic of the Week (#141) - "Colorado's Pine and Silent Peak" (Postcard, 1918)

This delightful 1918 postcard depicts a picturesque Colorado mountain scene behind a forest of pine trees. Written from Hazel, to her Aunt in Illinois. Can you help us tell this story?

War Ration Lesson and Why 1940s Blackboards Are Not Green

War Ration Lesson and Why 1940s Blackboards Are Not Green

Colorized by Okkama Colorizations at The Psychogenealogist (2019). Catherine M. Rooney, 6th grade teacher in Washington D.C., gives a lesson on War Ration Book Two in 1943.

Pic of the Week (#140) - An 1893 Children's Group Photograph

Pic of the Week (#140) - An 1893 Children's Group Photograph

A beautiful cabinet card photograph from 1893 showing a group of children. Who are they and what are their stories?

Ice Cream in Italy in Full Color (1943)

Ice Cream in Italy in Full Color (1943)

Colorized by Okkama Colorizations at The Psychogenealogist (2019). American soldier, Vincent J. Orivello [i.e. Crivello] of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, eating ice-cream at a sidewalk cafe in Palermo with three of his cousins.

Pic of the Week (#139) - Burlington Boy Rides Fake Horse (1919)

Pic of the Week (#139) - Burlington Boy Rides Fake Horse (1919)

Is this boy at a Burlington Railway (Ontario, Canada) station in 1919 or 1920? Can you help me find and tell his story?

Women of Worcester, Massachusetts in Full Color (abt. 1915)

Women of Worcester, Massachusetts in Full Color (abt. 1915)

Colorized by Okkama Colorizations at The Psychogenealogist (2019). Who are these young women and what are their colorful stories?

Pic of the Week (#138) - A "Good" Samaritan of the 1950s

Pic of the Week (#138) - A "Good" Samaritan of the 1950s

A Samaritan Holy Man likely from the 1950s stands next to a religious scroll. Who is this man wand what is his story?

"Angry Elephants Quieted By Clown With Town Bread" - August 3, 1926

"Angry Elephants Quieted By Clown With Town Bread" - August 3, 1926

The Psychogenealogist Reads The News! A circus clown saves the town from angry elephants. WITH BREAD! Real articles from yesteryear read with old-times charm to a modern audience.

British Welding Woman Airplane Worker in Full Color (1914)

British Welding Woman Airplane Worker in Full Color (1914)

Colorized by Okkama Colorizations at The Psychogenealogist (2019). Original photo (1914) by unknown photographer, courtesy of the University of British Columbia Library Digitization Centre.

Pic of the Week (#137) - "Drawing His Salary" - Postcard (1908) From Kalamazoo, MI

Pic of the Week (#137) - "Drawing His Salary"  - Postcard (1908) From Kalamazoo, MI

A postcard sent from Kalamazoo, MI in 1908. It shows an artist at an easel “Drawing His Salary”.

"Dill Pickle Foils Would-be Watermelon Thief" - July 31, 1943

"Dill Pickle Foils Would-be Watermelon Thief" - July 31, 1943

Great news of the successful apprehension of a would-be watermelon thief! - July 31, 1943

The Piegan Family of Reuben Black Boy in Full Color (1910)

The Piegan Family of Reuben Black Boy in Full Color (1910)

Colorized by Okkama Colorizations at The Psychogenealogist (2019). Original photo by Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) in 1910.

Pic of the Week (#136) - Sweet Smiling Siblings

Pic of the Week (#136) - Sweet Smiling Siblings

I was delighted to find this very unique cabinet card photograph of two smiling children holding hands. Who are they? Can you help me find their stories?

Pic of the Week (#135) - Strunk Artistic Photographer of Reading, PA

Pic of the Week (#135) - Strunk Artistic Photographer of Reading, PA

I like the soulfully angular look of the woman in this late 1800s or early 1900s cabinet card photograph. Who is she? What is her story?

Pic of the Week (#134) - Dapper Derby Dans of Rockford, Illinois

Pic of the Week (#134) - Dapper Derby Dans of Rockford, Illinois

Here are six similarly aged and dressed men wearing Derby or Bowler type hats and dark overcoats. Who are they and what are their stories?

Pic of the Week (#133) - Gentlemen of The Owen House (1895)

Pic of the Week (#133) - Gentlemen of The Owen House (1895)

A gorgeous 1895 cabinet card photograph showing a group of gentlemen gathered in from to “The Owen House” in 1895. Who are these men? Can you help me find and tell their stories?

Mystery Marriage or Record Keeping Mistake? Maria Chardoulias Halvangis (1894-1951)

Mystery Marriage or Record Keeping Mistake? Maria Chardoulias Halvangis (1894-1951)

A mystery is brewing on the Halvangis/Chardoulias branch of my family tree. Was my great grandmother married once BEFORE she married my great grandfather or is this a records keeping mistake? Here is what I know.

Pic of the Week (#132) - The Mona Lisa Smile of Laura Victoria Kallman (1875-1961)

Pic of the Week (#132) - The Mona Lisa Smile of Laura Victoria Kallman (1875-1961)

This late 1890s cabinet card from Sycamore, Illinois shows a beautiful young woman with a Mona Lisa smile and a stunning, soulful gaze. Can you help me find her story?

The Power of Professional Photo Colorization to Make Your Relatives Real: The Rhoads Sisters

The Power of Professional Photo Colorization to Make Your Relatives Real: The Rhoads Sisters

A talented photograph colorization artist has the power to make your ancestors stories come to life. Here is an example from my own family history: The Rhoads Sisters.