Pic of the Week

Pic of the Week (#145) - "Hello Pickles, How you was?" - Postcard (1910)

Pic of the Week (#145) - "Hello Pickles, How you was?" - Postcard (1910)

A postcard from 1910 shows two young suitors in a tender embrace being chased down by a driver and two passengers in a red car. It was sent to a Mr. Frank Hollingsworth of Kearney, Nebraska. Can you help find the story?

Pic of the Week (#144) - A Family Photo and a Photographer's Secret?

Pic of the Week (#144) - A Family Photo and a Photographer's Secret?

A family photograph of a father and his son’s from 1920s Greeley, Colorado. Was their photographer, Howard Riley, hiding a secret?

Pic of the Week (#143) - "The Doctor Says: You Need Some Change" (Postcard, 1916)

Pic of the Week (#143) - "The Doctor Says: You Need Some Change" (Postcard, 1916)

A quirky 1916 postcard written between cousins from Minnesota.. Can you help us find and tell their stories?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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”.

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?

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?

Pic of the Week (#131) - Ida's Patriotic Summer Celebration

Pic of the Week (#131) - Ida's Patriotic Summer Celebration

Always fun-loving and jovial, this photo really captures the spirit of my great grandmother, Ida Rhoads Sears (1900-2002). She is own the far right wearing the American flag hat. This is part of her story.

Pic of the Week (#130) - "Group of Educated Orang Utans", the Bronx Zoo, and the Parks Family (Postcard, 1905)

Pic of the Week (#130) - "Group of Educated Orang Utans", the Bronx Zoo, and the Parks Family (Postcard, 1905)

Here is a quirky postcard from 1905. It shows a “Group of Educated Orang Utans” gathered around a table sharing a meal. It is from the New Your Zoological Park. Can you help me find the story of the Parks family?

Pic of the Week (#129) - Friends and Fences

Pic of the Week (#129) - Friends and Fences

A 1920s era group of people sitting behind a wire fence. What do you think their stories are?

Pic of the Week (#128) - Janis and Steven - May 1, 1955

Pic of the Week (#128) - Janis and Steven - May 1, 1955

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?

Pic of the Week (#127) - Sealed With a Kiss

Pic of the Week (#127) - Sealed With a Kiss

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.

Pic of the Week (#126) - Ford Driving Kodachrome Stranger

Pic of the Week (#126) - Ford Driving Kodachrome Stranger

This shirtless fella is enjoying a summer day at the lake. He is standing in front some type of Ford, presumably his pride and joy. can you help me find and tell his story?