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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?

Pic of the Week (#124) - Bonne Année (France, 1915)

Pic of the Week (#124) - Bonne Année (France, 1915)

This 1915 French postcard came from the same lot as Pic of the Week (#123). It is beautifully colored and has a nice inscription on the back. Can you help me find and tell the story behind it?

Pic of the Week (#123) - "See you soon. Lots of Love - Cécile" (France, 1933)

Pic of the Week (#123) - "See you soon. Lots of Love - Cécile" (France, 1933)

Here is a beautiful French postcard from 1933 showing a young woman in a green and gold dress and holding a bouquet of purple flowers. Does the translation of her French letter on the back help us tell her story?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#117) - Postcard (1915) "Fruits and vegetables in abundance of all kinds." San Diego, CA

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#117) - Postcard (1915) "Fruits and vegetables in abundance of all kinds." San Diego, CA

A 1915 postcard from California: “We are in San Diego for a few days. We are having a fine time. We are enjoying every minute. Fruits and vegetables in abundance of all kinds.”

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 (#107) - Themistocles Writes to His Father

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#107) - Themistocles Writes to His Father

Handsomely dressed in a suite, tie, and tweed overcoat turned up at the collar, Themistocles sports a well coiffed head of dark Grecian hair and a toothbrush mustache. Can you help me find his story?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#106): "Heard You Were Lonesome"

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#106): "Heard You Were Lonesome"

Hannah Mortensen sends a postcard to Amelia Naukee of Detroit, Michigan. Here’s what it says. Can you help me find and tell their stories?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#103) - "Santa Claus came to you heavily loaded"

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#103) - "Santa Claus came to you heavily loaded"

Postcard (1910): “Wish one and all a Happy New Year. Suppose Santa Claus came to you heavily loaded. Was very good to me. I am very busy now preparing to be bride-maid for a wedding. How are you standing this cold weather? Love to all. Anna L.”

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#98) - "My time is short"

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#98) - "My time is short"

An early 1900s postcard sent between cousins. Can you help me find and tell their stories?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#95) - "We would sure have a high time" (Postcard, 1911)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#95) - "We would sure have a high time" (Postcard, 1911)

This 1911 postcard is delightful for two reasons: the beautiful pastel drawing and the extremely legible handwriting. Can you help me tell the stories of Ida, Wilber, and Stella?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#91) - "Being Good is Such A Lonesome Job" - Postcard From 1908

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#91) - "Being Good is Such A Lonesome Job" - Postcard From 1908

“Being Good is Such A Lonesome Job” - A 1908 postcard from Elsie Crothers Lamb to her husband George. Can you help me find their relatives?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#89) - "I'm Your Melon Honey" (1913)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#89) - "I'm Your Melon Honey" (1913)

A 1913 postcard picturing a smiling watermelon wearing a top hat and bow tie. Beneath him are the words: “I’m Your Melon Honey”.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#85) - "Papa and mama arrived here all O.K." (1910)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#85) - "Papa and mama arrived here all O.K." (1910)

“Papa and mama arrived here all O.K. and left for Penn on the mid night train. Don't look for them home until Mon. night.” - 1910 postcard from Lapeer to Rose City, Michigan.

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 (#78) - Paul Bunyan, Flossie Stimer, and Grayling, MI - 1946

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#78) - Paul Bunyan, Flossie Stimer, and Grayling, MI - 1946

A vintage 1946 Paul Bunyan postcard sent from Grayling, MI by Bonnie and Max to Flossie Stimer of Jackson. Can you help me find their family?

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 (#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 (#62)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#62)

A Toast to ye Landlord (postcard 1912) -  "May you always have some money - Left from the money you have spent - To greet your landlord with a sneer - When he comes calling for the rent."

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#61)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#61)

"THEY WANT ME TO STAY THE WORST WAY" - A postcard sent to David Moe Pickens (1888-1975) of Leipsic, Ohio in 1911. Can you help me find his family?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#60)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#60)

I found this early to mid 1950s postcard of "Sorenson's" at a local antique store. It shows the downtown of Grayling, Michigan, a city that has been a personal family vacation spot for decades. Do you know what kind of car that is? I do, now.