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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 (#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 (#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?

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 (#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?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#116) - A Baby Sits for a Photograph at Garns & Co. in Camden, New Jersey

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#116) - A Baby Sits for a Photograph at Garns & Co. in Camden, New Jersey

Garns and Co. Photographers of Camden, New Jersey opened its doors in February of 1889. This cute child may have been one of the first customers.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#111) - Mary Hunscker of Mauch Chunk, PA

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#111) - Mary Hunscker of Mauch Chunk, PA

Mary Hunscker gets her photo taken by the photographer Zelner in Mauch Chunk, PA. Can you help me find and tell her story?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#110) - "Minnie's Mother, Sue H. Leig"

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#110) - "Minnie's Mother, Sue H. Leig"

Who was Minnie? And her mother, Sue H. Leig, presumably from Reading, PA? Can you help me find and tell their stories?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#108) - Mr. Gust to Mr. Rentschler of Kaukauna, Wisconsin

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#108) - Mr. Gust to Mr. Rentschler of Kaukauna, Wisconsin

Here is a lovely cabinet card photograph from Kaukauna, Wisconsin. The back says “Mr. Gustav A Gust to ? L. Rentschler”. Can you help me find and tell the stories of these men?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#105) - Melancholy Maggie Mead

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#105) - Melancholy Maggie Mead

This woman’s downward stare is melancholy and intense. She’s forlorn. perhaps in mourning. Her face and eyes hint at an emotional story. What could it be?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#104) - Celebrating Two Full Years of Weekly Pics!

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#104) - Celebrating Two Full Years of Weekly Pics!

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.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#102) - Albert Wiedman, Manufacturer of Fine Confectionery

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#102) - Albert Wiedman, Manufacturer of Fine Confectionery

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?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#99) - Is This the Family of Moses Devore (1844-1917)?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#99) - Is This the Family of Moses Devore (1844-1917)?

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?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#94) - Illinois Boy Charles Shauk Wears Unique Outfit

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#94) - Illinois Boy Charles Shauk Wears Unique Outfit

Illinois boy, Charles Shauk, wears a unique outfit. Can you help me tell his story?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#92) - The Mustache That Wouldn't Quit

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#92) - The Mustache That Wouldn't Quit

A moustache like this just needs to be shared! Check out these vintage photographs of mustachioed and bearded men!

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?