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Monday, December 15, 2008

McCordic sisters

3 generations

I know this is "only" three generations but it's a beautiful photo, from

Anna Eliza Ellis, her daughter Cordelia Frances Byrne, and granddaughter Eva Byrne.

Norsworthy family - four generations

James Eden family

As you can see there are a couple of bigger families in this picture. The older couple has six children in the photo, and one of them has ten children.

I love family reunions!!!

Chappell siblings

These may be from various Chappell families; I haven't done the research. They're from Ancient Faces.

Seven Chappell children (if it's the same family as the one below there are twelve in total.) The oldest girl doesn't seem that worried about having one sock on and one off. Perhaps she has an injury. There's some type of animal in a tub. Great smiles!! from

Don't they look just like Dad, who's trying to hide on the left?

6 of the 12 Chappell Children
Ray, Josephine, Wilburn, Brenda, Ralph. and Jane

Bottlefeeding the Pig

Miss Elijah Jane Macacin Maxwell, wife of James Wilburn Maxwell; the children are Francis, Sarah, Jesse and Ronald Chappell.

Waller family

family of Ballard Cecil Waller and Betty Mae Hurdleston Waller, from

Roper Family

Family of Samuel Marion "Bud" and Martha Jane Richards Roper
It looks like about 9 children, plus spouses and grandchildren.

Gagnon families

Four-generation photo: Jean Gagnon and his daughter Georgianna, granddaughter Anna Jolin, and great-granddaughter Micheline Poulin. For more information on this family, see Ancient Faces page For family researchers who find this post, I am not researching the family; I got the photo from the above webpage.

Here are more Gagnon families. I didn't even check to see if they are related to the above. It looks like the same man but it's the wrong era. Perhaps this is a look-alike namesake son? You can research that on Ancient Faces if you're interested.

Taken 1940.
Back: Ernest, Vital, Mathilda, Gerard and Joseph.
Front: Eveline, Jean, Demerise and Justine
Same family in 1945:

Back: Joseph, Ernest, Gaudias, Gerard and Vital
Front: Maria, Eveline, Justine, Alphonsine and Mathilda

And one more Gagnon family. As before, I don't know how/whether they relate to the above families.

They are six brothers: Vital, Mathias, Gaudias, Joseph, Ernest and Archelas

Daniel and Maria Henry (nee Hardy) with 9 of their children

This family had 16 children; this photo shows nine of them. The Ancient Faces page this is from is

Saturday, December 13, 2008

from Kristin

I love this photo! Kristin wrote that she tore this picture out of a magazine years ago, and feels it was probably taken sometime around 1905-1915. Click on the photo for a larger version. Imagine the expense of all those matching girls' shoes!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Photos from Great Britain

These photos were all purchased from an Ebay seller in Great Britain.

Beautiful four-generation photo! I have decided that multi-generation photos like this qualify for this site!

These adult siblings are so alike (and like their parents) it's quite striking!

Beautiful family, young teen daughter proud of her long hair.

Taken by C Treaver (I think), in Halifax (UK)

German family photos

These people aren't named so we have to guess. Nowadays we might assume, due to their older appearance, that these are grandparents with their grandchildren, and that may be the most likely scenario, however people often had children later in life, and also didn't always have (or choose to use) the "benefit" of hair dyes and youthful hair styles or makeup styles ( or surgery?)

This is the back of the photo above it. My German friend translates it as "June 1929; Kinderfest" (children's party)

So cute!

The back of the photo above it.

Taken April 1920 in Meissen (an area in northern Germany known for its beautiful pottery). The rest translates as "On the bench between Margot Kalte and Heidi Schanfuss sits Reingard."

Sigh. So I guess this picture doesn't really qualify for this site. Oh well!

These were both purchased from an Ebay seller in Great Britain.

Unnamed photos from Great Britain

These photos were quite the find for me! They are all purchased from an Ebay seller in Great Britain. None of them have names on them.

This is a photo postcard made somewhere in Europe. The print on the back is primarily English, but also French and German. There is no handwriting.

This one is possibly from France. ("carte postale" on back) No handwriting.

I don't know for sure whether this is one family, but there is such a family resemblance among many of these girls and young women that I wanted to include it.

This is an Azo photo postcard; I don't know if that means it's from any particular country. I am guessing North America though due to the wooden house behind.

Osborne family, and Blanche and Dorothy's family....

Source: purchased from Ebay seller, Great Britain.

This picture was taken at the Palace Grounds, Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 5, 1932. They are named on the back in an interesting manner. You have to hold the photo up to the light, and lines are drawn from the names to the silhouettes. So, seated behind is the father, Clyde Osborne; in front from left to right (as viewed from the front of the photo) are Beverly, Robert, Evelyn, Junior (must also be Clyde, then) and Lorraine.

Source: purchased from Ebay seller, Great Britain.

These lovely children are all prepared for some party or holiday. A couple of girls are displaying little bell garlands.

The back of the photo says "Blanche, Dorothy." It's likely that they are the names of two of the children, but they could also have been to whom the photo was meant to be sent (it's in postcard format.) Photo taken by Thirlwell, Photographers,who had offices in Stockton, Middlesboro, West Hartlepool, Newcastle, Darlington, & Bishop Auckland, so this family could have been from any of those places.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Long awaited additions....

I don't know anyone but myself who has long awaited any additions to this picture blog, but isn't it best to assume the positive?

Here are some photos from various genealogy or other sites. These are just thumbnails to tempt you. Clicking on the photo or on the link I give should link you to the family's site, to the page where the photo is. This is for courtesy and possibly copyright reasons.

The Jacob-Buys family. Clicking on the picture above will take you to the original site, where names are listed under the photo.

Upon reading a little further, I came up with these interesting points about this Dutch family.
There were 19 children; two were born after this photo.
Their given names were actually much more "interesting" than the ones under the photo. They are very Latin sounding.
There were 60 grandchildren, from 9 of the children in the photo.
Of the other 10 children in this family...
3 died as babies (3rd, 11th, and 18th children)
4 took holy orders (7th, 9th, 12th, and 19th children)
3 were otherwise unmarried (8th, 10th, and 17th children).

....Link:Chastain family, apparently siblings

It appears the women at the top of the last picture are sisters, and the children in front are their children, sitting with their grandparents.

Click HERE to see the Bretzke and Kopriva family page, where you click on the thumbnails to see the large versions of the two pictures above.

These pictures are from a page for a film called FAUBOURG TREMÉ, the untold story of black New Orleans. Click HERE to see the page, and click on the thumbnails on that page to see their large version.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Wade family

This is a photo I purchased from Ebay recently. When I first scanned it, Blogspot had a glitch and wouldn't add it. Now I've put the photo away and will have to find it to see if there is any more info on the back. For the moment, all I know is that this is the Wade family.

New picture from Jim and Michelle, owners of and valued friends!

They very kindly purchased this photo from Ebay some months ago when I was running out of money, and mailed it to me! Thank you so much, Jim and Michelle!

As always, click the picture above to see it larger.

I love the two sets of matching girls' dresses. To me, the matching girls on the left look facially similar enough to be identical twins.

There is no identification on the photo, but the photographer was Wolfenden, in Sheldon, Iowa (IA). If anyone familiar with that town recognizes this large and very handsome family, please let me know!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A couple more from Ancient Faces until I get new ones scanned.....

This is the Bruner family, including one daughter-in-law

top row: Marshal H. "Marsh" Bruner, his wife Sarah Philpot Bruner, Ira "Iry" Bruner, William Bruner, Elizabeth "Lizzy" Bruner.
Bottom row: Corrie Bruner, James Ephraim Bruner, Melvina Stewart Bruner, Surilda "Surildy" Bruner
It's from Ancient Faces, at

Here's another Bruner family, but it's not clear how they're related to the one above.
Back: William W. Bruner
Middle row left to right: Martha E. Bruner, John R.Bruner, Sarah B. Bruner, Rachel A. Bruner, Nancy L. Bruner
Bottom row left to right: Grace E. Bruner, Mary C.Bruner.

The picture was taken before moving from Laurel Co. Ky. to Beckham Co. Okla. near Sayre.

It's from Ancient Faces, at

Friday, February 15, 2008

New pictures!

I have been doing some shopping, and over the next few weeks I should have lots and lots of photos to add.

Here is a lovely photo of a large wooden house with a family in front, taken January 18th, 1911. There are seven younger children and four adults. I don't know if they are two families or one with relatives, workers, or visitors. I think the children are all one family because of how and where they are sitting and standing, but that's just my opinion.

It was a photo postcard sent from Miss Evangeline Huling to Miss Carrie B. Fox. So my guess is this is the Huling family. Here is a closeup of the people. Click to see it nice and HUGE!