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!
Please click on the photos to see them large.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I purchased this photo on Ebay recently. On the back it says "Endlich family". Unfortunately, not one smile in the bunch! Those little girls sure look alike! Perhaps a couple of them are twins? Or Irish twins (less than a year apart)? The photo is in postcard format, and was given to Mrs Mary Brown. Click to see it large.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
These are more from my CD, mentioned here. Don't forget to click on the photos.
Here's a lovely family with, it looks like, grandma visiting. There's a cool plaid tie, and a couple of odd (to me) "bow ties" made of string.
Here's a lovely rural family with mom, dad, and seven children. I love the candid smiles and character.