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!
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?
Military man and New Yorker John Chrisville puts on shoes outside a temple. But where? Can you help me find out?
This 1911 postcard is delightful for two reasons: the beautiful pastel drawing and the extremely legible handwriting. Can you help me tell the stories of Ida, Wilber, and Stella?
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).