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Pic of the Week (#144) - A Family Photo and a Photographer's Secret?

Pic of the Week (#144) - A Family Photo and a Photographer's Secret?

A family photograph of a father and his son’s from 1920s Greeley, Colorado. Was their photographer, Howard Riley, hiding a secret?

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 (#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 (#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?

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 (#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? 

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#87) - The Calm and Friendly Gaze of Well Dressed Men

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#87) - The Calm and Friendly Gaze of Well Dressed Men

Two well dressed men with closemouthed smiles cast calm and friendly gazes towards the photographer. Germany around 1945.

Peter Christopher Costlow (1846-1905) and His Wife Matilda Topper Costlow (1850-1935)

Peter Christopher Costlow (1846-1905) and His Wife Matilda Topper Costlow (1850-1935)

I am confident, though not certain, that this is my 3rd great uncle Peter Christopher Costlow (1846-1905) and his wife, Matilda. Here is his story and the questions that remain.

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 (#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.