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Saturday, February 20, 2010

"New" old photos from Wausau, Michigan

I recently bought a box of photos from an Ebay seller who told me that they were reproduced at the Toburen photo studio at Wausau, Wisconsin mostly during the 1960s to 1980s.

Families in the 60s to 80s took their old family photos to the studio to be reproduced, and then never came back to pick them up!  I can't imagine that the studio didn't call to remind them, so I don't know why so many were never claimed!  There are some great images, I'm thinking particularly of one of an older couple from possibly the 1800s where the wife is smoking a pipe!  This wasn't a snapshot, but a posed photo from a studio, so the pipe must have been an object very near and dear to her!  Anyway, I will start posting some of the large family photos from this lot.  None of them have names, but some have order numbers.  Eventually I would like to find a way to find their modern families.  If anyone has an "in" with newspapers or local websites of Wausau who think this would be a good thing to post, please let me know!

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VegaPhotography said...

My family went to Toburen Studios to have formal photographs taken. The photo in the middle might be a relation.

Natalia said...

That is fascinating! Can you post a scan of one of your pictures of this family to compare, or is there one somewhere else on the internet? Are there any of your family members who might know for sure? I will start posting more of these from that studio, maybe others will ring a bell, too. :)