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The Power of Professional Photo Colorization to Make Your Relatives Real: The Rhoads Sisters

The Power of Professional Photo Colorization to Make Your Relatives Real: The Rhoads Sisters

A talented photograph colorization artist has the power to make your ancestors stories come to life. Here is an example from my own family history: The Rhoads Sisters.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#96) - John Chrisville Putting On Shoes Outside Temple

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#96) - John Chrisville Putting On Shoes Outside Temple

Military man and New Yorker John Chrisville puts on shoes outside a temple. But where? Can you help me find out?

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).

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 (#90) - The Rhoads Men of Cambria County, PA

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#90) - The Rhoads Men of Cambria County, PA

From my personal collection, this photograph shows several of the Cambria County, PA Rhoads men in my family tree. Here are 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? 

Hanley Photo and Frame Mystery

Hanley Photo and Frame Mystery

There’s an oval framed photograph in my family collection that I’ve not been able to identify. Here’s the story of how I took it apart looking for clues.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#84) - An Engagement Party in Gorlitz, Germany (1927)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#84) - An Engagement Party in Gorlitz, Germany (1927)

“To you, my dear good Walter” - 90 year old photograph of a 1927 engagement party Gorlitz, Germany.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#76) - Mr. Bert Doyle of Somewhere, Michigan

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#76) - Mr. Bert Doyle of Somewhere, Michigan

Who was Mr. Bert Doyle of Somewhere, Michigan? What is his story? Where is his family?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#75) - The Baker Art Studio of Detroit

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#75) - The Baker Art Studio of Detroit

The Baker Art Studio was a Detroit photography studio run by Charles Russell Baker (1855-1932). While the man in the photo remains a mystery, here is some information about the photographer who took his picture.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#74) - "Secure the Shadow Before the Substance Fades"

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#74) - "Secure the Shadow Before the Substance Fades"

“Rosa Lena Hutchison and W.G. White. Father and mother before they were married. Picture taken in Burlington Kansas at Fair.” (1890s)

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 Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#71) - Henry Hurd Roberts from Rock Stream to Cornell University Class of 1875

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#71) - Henry Hurd Roberts from Rock Stream to Cornell University Class of 1875

Is this Henry Hurd Roberts (1853-1914) of Rock Stream, NY? If so, he went on to Cornell University and graduated in 1875. He became a successful teacher. This is his story.

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 (#68) - 1950s Summer

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#68) - 1950s Summer

Here's a delightful, smile inducing, Kodachrome photo slide of a toddler enjoying a 1950s summer. Take a look! 

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#67) - "Mareley and Tillman Drug Co." 1890

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#67) - "Mareley and Tillman Drug Co." 1890

Here is an 1890 photograph of several man and a few boys standing in store front, possibly the "Mareley and Tillman Drug Co." Can you help me find this photo's story?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#66) - "I am very weak, wood is very expensive and hard to find."

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#66) - "I am very weak, wood is very expensive and hard to find."

A grandmother writes to her family, perhaps for the last time, in 1931.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#59)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#59)

Who was Pearl Dean Farley? Do you know? Can you help me find out?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#57)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#57)

Are they siblings? Friends? Maybe classmates? Here's a lovely 1889 cabinet card from Uniontown, Pennsylvania of seven similarly aged young men and women.   

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?