1900s

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?

"The Babble of A Drunken Man" - The Life and Duel Death of Ozeme Roy (1862-1909) and His Friend, Wade

"The Babble of A Drunken Man" - The Life and Duel Death of Ozeme Roy (1862-1909) and His Friend, Wade

Ozeme Roy (1862-1909), a saloon-keeper, and Wade Higganbotham (unk. - 1909), a town constable, both died from bullets and pistol butts in an altercation between them outside the saloon that Ozeme owned. This is their 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?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#113) - Postcard From Dale to Miss Hazel Osborn of Prospect, Ohio (1907)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#113) - Postcard From Dale to Miss Hazel Osborn of Prospect, Ohio (1907)

A 1907 postcard to Miss Hazel Osborn of Prospect, Ohio: "How are you getting along All O.K. I suppose. Dale”. Can you help me find and tell their stories?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#88) - Mature Man of Mulliken, Michigan

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#88) - Mature Man of Mulliken, Michigan

A mature man well into his 80s sports white hair and a thin, wispy, beard. His leathery hands carry a cane as he sits in a carved wooden chair. Who is he and what is his story? 

Teenager Survives Mule Kick to Face: William Marion Arvin (1889-1960)

Teenager Survives Mule Kick to Face: William Marion Arvin (1889-1960)

This newspaper article from July 1, 1905 describes the violent mule kick suffered by my 1st cousin 3x removed, William Marion Arvin (1889-1960).

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#80) - "A Line from West York"

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#80) - "A Line from West York"

In 1907 a mystery person sent a funny postcard to 13 year old Miss Lela Seiler of Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Here is what is known of her story. What is left to learn?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#70) - A Stunning Early 1900s Photograph by Kuebler

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#70) - A Stunning Early 1900s Photograph by Kuebler

Here is a stunning early 1900s cabinet card photograph of a bespectacled middle aged woman with a confident stare. The photographer was Kuebler of 1210 Chestnut St. in Philadelphia, PA.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#69) - Ethel Rosemon Gets Catskills Greeting from Rip Van Winkle (1906)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#69) - Ethel Rosemon Gets Catskills Greeting from Rip Van Winkle (1906)

Ethel Rosemon receives a postcard from the Catskills in 1906. Who is she? What is her story? And what is left to learn?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#64)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#64)

A late 1800s or early 1900s group photo with some interesting closeups of neat details. Which is your favorite?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#63)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#63)

"Everybody Works But Father" - A 1907 postcard sent to Mrs. K.F. Way of Painesville, Ohio.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#55)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#55)

Here is a water stained matted photograph of a professionally dressed gentleman. My guess is that it was taken between 1890 and 1910. What can you tell me about this man from his distinct and distinguished clothing?

A 109 Year Old Postcard Finds Its Home

A 109 Year Old Postcard Finds Its Home

In 1908 Ida Jordan wrote this postcard to her brother announcing the birth of their niece. This is the story of how that postcard was returned to descendants of the Jordan family.  

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#42)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#42)

"Am on my way. Won't be long" - A postcard from Ida May Jordan to her older brother Isaac in 1908.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#39)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#39)

"I hope you find their stories." How a chance encounter with an antique store cashier inspired my genealogy pursuits. "With love, Molly"

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#38)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#38)

Who is this mystery couple? What is their story? "She is not to be crossed nor does she suffer fools gladly ... his eyes warn you not to take him for a chump."

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#37)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#37)

"Beauty and the Beast" - "Dear Mother, We were over to the berry patch ... they want 8 cts. a quart, they are small." To: Mrs. Nick Nusbaum of Waterville, Minnesota (1908).