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.
The photo for this week is not an original print. It is clearly an image that has been reprinted on modern photographic paper. I loved the image so much though that I thought it was worth sharing.
Written on the back, in likely a modern blue ball point pen, is:
Grandma Alice (Howe) Jenkins - 6 mos.
Great Uncle Tommy Howe - 7 years
These are presumably Howe siblings but I know nothing beyond that.
I have not done any research on this family. It is possible that this photo came from the same set as another Pic of the Week, but I am not remembering where I got it from.
Who was Alice (Howe) Jenkins and what is her story?
Who was Tommy Howe and what is his story?
Presumably the person writing on the back is a descendent of Alice’s (I’m guessing a granddaughter). Who is she and what is her story?
Where might the original photograph be?
How did this reprint end up on eBay or in an antique store (the two likeliest places I found the print)?
I would love to hear your thoughts about these questions or other ideas that occur to you about the photo. Please feel to leave a comment below!any
Featured Tag: Kids
Here is another series of vintage 1956 Kodachrome photo slide images. The notes on this particular set says: “Dec ‘56 - Jon’s 5th Birthday Party - Skokie C.C.”
Here are two cute 1950s kids, presumably siblings. According to the note on the back they are Janis and Steven on Janis’s 5th birthday, May 1, 1955. Can you help me find their stories?
This #foundphoto is interesting to me more for what is on the back than what is on the front. This probably early 1950s photograph has a bright red lipstick imprint on the back.
A German boy celebrates with chocolate and paints. Is it his birthday? Christmas? Can you help me find and tell his story?
“Grandma Alice (Howe) Jenkins and Great Uncle Tommy Howe”. Can you help me find 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.
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.