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.
Here is a neat photo of a young military man putting on his shoes.
I found it in a bin of random photographs at a local antique store. There is some writing on the back.
My buddy, who owns camera, putting on shoes after coming out of temple
John Chrisville - New York
The “80” written on the back I believe is just to identify the seller of the image who was renting space at the store.
Thats all I know! What else can you tell me? Here are some questions to consider.
Who is this man and what is his story?
I am guessing this to be World War II. Where do you think he is?
Is John the man in the picture?
What branch of the service is he?
What records can be obtained from genealogy sources?
What kind of temple is he leaving?
Is there any family of his alive today who might be interested in having this photo sent to them?
What do you think, feel, and wonder about as you look at the photo?
I would love to hear what you come up with!
Handsomely dressed in a suite, tie, and tweed overcoat turned up at the collar, Themistocles sports a well coiffed head of dark Grecian hair and a toothbrush mustache. Can you help me find his story?
Hannah Mortensen sends a postcard to Amelia Naukee of Detroit, Michigan. Here’s what it says. Can you help me find and tell their stories?
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.
Postcard (1910): “Wish one and all a Happy New Year. Suppose Santa Claus came to you heavily loaded. Was very good to me. I am very busy now preparing to be bride-maid for a wedding. How are you standing this cold weather? Love to all. Anna L.”
Here is a beautiful cabinet card photograph showing the store of “Albert Wiedman, Manufacturer of Fine Confectionery”. That is probably Albert standing with his wife and son. Can you help me find and tell their stories?
Hunched, paint brush in hand, this older man casts his own shadow on the side of the building he is painting. Who is he and what is his story?
If born just a few weeks earlier than her February 17, 1900 birthday, Ida Rhoads Sears (1900-2002) would have achieved the rare distinction of having lived in three different centuries! This is her story.
A lovely family portrait, this cabinet card appears to be the family of Moses (1844-1917) and Fannie Raisor Devore (1855-1926). Can you help me find and tell their story?
An early 1900s postcard sent between cousins. Can you help me find and tell their stories?
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?