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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.

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 (#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.

Little Leo Campbell (1918-1923)

Little Leo Campbell (1918-1923)

This is the story of Little Leo Campbell (1918-1923), my 1st cousin 2x removed.

Pneumonia in Detroit: The Death of 20 Day Old Anna Pawlowski (1918)

Pneumonia in Detroit: The Death of 20 Day Old Anna Pawlowski (1918)

Documenting the lives of children who died is an important role of a family historian. My great aunt Anna Pawlowski (1918-1918) tragically lost her life to pneumonia after only 20 days. This is her 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 (#93) - Weihnachten (Christmas) 1928 - Hans Joachim Röda

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#93) - Weihnachten (Christmas) 1928 - Hans Joachim Röda

A boy, Hans Joachim Röda, and his Christmas (Germany, 1928).

Sophocles Tsardoulias (1895-1895): On When to Hire Genealogy Help

Sophocles Tsardoulias (1895-1895): On When to Hire Genealogy Help

How I decided to hire expert genealogy help to research my Greek roots: The story of my 2nd great uncle, Sophocles Tsardoulias (1895-1895).

Anthony Karatzis (1921-1926)

Anthony Karatzis (1921-1926)

Tragically, Anthony Karatzis (Karr) was struck and killed by an automobile before his 5th birthday. This is his story.

Pneumonia in Detroit: Franciszka "Frances" Grzeskowiak (1886-1905)

Pneumonia in Detroit: Franciszka "Frances" Grzeskowiak (1886-1905)

Pneumonia was one of the leading causes of U.S. deaths in the early 1900s. It took the life of my 2nd great aunt, Francisczka “Frances” Grzeskowiak (1886-1905). This is her story.

A Boy's Life Cut Short: Michael Anthony Karr (1954-1964)

A Boy's Life Cut Short: Michael Anthony Karr (1954-1964)

There is little, if anything, more tragic in life than the death of a child. This is the story Michael Karr (1954-1964) and his life that was cut tragically short in 1964.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#73) - Toddler Smokes Pipe, Mows Lawn

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#73) - Toddler Smokes Pipe, Mows Lawn

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.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#72) - Marian and a Squirrel

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#72) - Marian and a Squirrel

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”.

The Vallance Babies of Johnstown, PA

The Vallance Babies of Johnstown, PA

George and Laverne Rhoads Vallance (1899-1962) had four stillborn babies (one set of twins) between 1922 and 1924 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. These were their only children. Here are their stories.

Three Year Old Franciszka Pawlowska (1913-1915) Dies of Diphtheria in Detroit

Three Year Old Franciszka Pawlowska (1913-1915) Dies of Diphtheria in Detroit

Franciszka Pawlowska (1913-1915) was the 5th of 10 children by my great grandparents, Adam Pawlowski (1879-1959) and Marianna Grzeskowiak Pawlowski (1879-1941). She died of diphtheria in 1915. This is his story. 

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#22) - Dorothy Sears (1922-1927)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#22) - Dorothy Sears (1922-1927)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#22) - Dorothy Sears (1922-1927), Scarlet Fever