Every Friday The Psychogenealogist shares a "Pic of the Week." The intent is to encourage thought and imagination about the spaces where psychology, genealogy, and history converge.
This week we have a cabinet card photograph of a little boy. He looks to be about four years old to me. His outfit really caught my eye when I was rummaging through a box of old photos at an antique store.
The photographer is a W.J. Huitt from Kane, Illinois. The marking on the back indicates that the boy is a Charles Shauk. That is all I know.
I did a very quick preliminary search and nothing obvious came up. There are some “Shauks” in Cook County, IL. I also considered that the name might be “Shawk”. Regardless, there are many leads you could explore if you are interested in learning more.
I would love to know what you discover! Please either comment below or send me a message and I will update the post.
Here are some questions I have.
What sort of hat and outfit is the boy wearing?
When was the photo taken?
What do you think, feel, and wonder about as you look at the photograph?
What is Charles’s story?
Does Charles have any relatives alive today who might like this photo as a family keepsake?
During what years did the photographer operate?
Well, we’ve done it! Two years straight! This is the 104th installment of The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week series. I hope you’ve enjoyed them. Here’s a beauty with links to all the other.
This is Bernice Smith of Springfield, Missouri. She’s the daughter of Elmer and Lizzie Smith; sister of Thelma. I found her photo. Can you help me find her story?
Illinois boy, Charles Shauk, wears a unique outfit. Can you help me tell his story?
A boy, Hans Joachim Röda, and his Christmas (Germany, 1928).
Here is a very unique late 1880s cabinet card photograph of two young children, presumably of Asian descent. Can you help me find their story?
A photograph of a toddler, smoking a pipe, mowing the lawn. The photo was obtained from John K. King Used & Rare Books in Detroit, MI.
Just your typical 1920s or 30s photograph of a toddler next to a squirrel munching on some bread. Written on the back is: "Marian and a squirrel". Oh, that and Spanky McFarland from “Our Gang”.
Here's a delightful, smile inducing, Kodachrome photo slide of a toddler enjoying a 1950s summer. Take a look!
Dolores Urkowski is my 2nd cousin once removed. Tragically, she witnessed the murder of her 20 year old nursemaid, Jennie Zablocki, in 1933. This is what I know of the story.
My first cousin twice removed, Edward Pawlowski (1905-1907), died on Valentine's Day in 1907. He was one year, four months, and nine days old. This is his story.