Pic of the Week

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?

Pic of the Week (#125) - Jim Nailer and His Awesome Hat

Pic of the Week (#125) - Jim Nailer and His Awesome Hat

The knot in this gentleman’s necktie is almost as large as his hat! I was struck by both when I found this antique photograph on eBay. Can you help me find and tell his story?

Pic of the Week (#124) - Bonne Année (France, 1915)

Pic of the Week (#124) - Bonne Année (France, 1915)

This 1915 French postcard came from the same lot as Pic of the Week (#123). It is beautifully colored and has a nice inscription on the back. Can you help me find and tell the story behind it?

Pic of the Week (#123) - "See you soon. Lots of Love - Cécile" (France, 1933)

Pic of the Week (#123) - "See you soon. Lots of Love - Cécile" (France, 1933)

Here is a beautiful French postcard from 1933 showing a young woman in a green and gold dress and holding a bouquet of purple flowers. Does the translation of her French letter on the back help us tell her story?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#122) - German Boy Celebrates with Chocolates and Paints

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#122) - German Boy Celebrates with Chocolates and Paints

A German boy celebrates with chocolate and paints. Is it his birthday? Christmas? Can you help me find and tell his story?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#121) - Grandma Alice and Great Uncle Tommy Howe (1911)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#121) - Grandma Alice and Great Uncle Tommy Howe (1911)

“Grandma Alice (Howe) Jenkins and Great Uncle Tommy Howe”. Can you help me find their stories?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#120) - Peter and Agnes Young from Leadville, Colorado

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#120) - Peter and Agnes Young from Leadville, Colorado

This distinguished looking couple appears to be Peter (b. 1830) and Agnes Young (b. 1842) of Leadville, Colorado. Can you help me find and tell their stories?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#119) - The Hanley Homestead at 739 E. Baker Street in Flint, Michigan

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#119) - The Hanley Homestead at 739 E. Baker Street in Flint, Michigan

Here is one from my personal vault. It is a photo taken probably around 1929 at 739 East Baker Street in Flint, Michigan.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#118) - Jennie Frances Ward of Worcester, MA

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#118) - Jennie Frances Ward of Worcester, MA

This appears to be Jennie Frances Ward of Worcester, Massachusetts around 1890. The photo was sent to Asa W. Ward and Family. Can you help me find and tell their stories?