History

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 (#77) - Beer Swigs, Oyster Slurps, and The Devil's Bathtub

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#77) - Beer Swigs, Oyster Slurps, and  The Devil's Bathtub

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#77) - Beer Swigs, Oyster Slurps, and The Devil's Bathtub

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 (#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 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 (#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 (#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 (#65)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#65)

Two real men sitting with two fake woman in "Ghost Town Calif." The girl does not seem too pleased. 

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#64)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#64)

A late 1800s or early 1900s group photo with some interesting closeups of neat details. Which is your favorite?

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.