Monthly Archives: March 2011

The (not so) Orphaned Images Project: Grandma Hester’s family

My cousin Larry shared this photo with my father recently, asking him if the subjects were of the Dyer family. Larry’s mother Lorene, who passed away in 2005 at the age of 83, was my father’s last remaining sibling. I … Continue reading

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The Orphaned Images Project: Ethel’s postcard home

This postcard was sent to Mrs. J.W. Noland in Laketon, Indiana on March 2, 1911 from their daughter Ethel in Wabash, Indiana. The postcard reads: Dear Papa & Mother, Received Saturday’s check—many thanks. Expect I will be home Saturday. With … Continue reading

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The Orphaned Images Project: Ladies in hats

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The Orphaned Images Project: A gathering

Is he asking her to dance with him? To marry him? She seems hesitant. Suspender man seems to be admiring her assets. Several of her friends are smiling and laughing in the background. Do they know something she doesn’t know? … Continue reading

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The Orphaned Images Project: Young woman with fan

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The Orphaned Images Project: Couples

In the early days of photography, very long exposures were required. I’ve read different reasons for the poker face on most of the subjects—everything ranging from wanting to appear upper class to the standard practice of wearing an uncomfortable brace … Continue reading

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The Orphaned Images Project: Picnics

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