Category Archives: Historical

1931, Dedmore, North Platte, Nebr.

With just a little bit of research, I’ve discovered that Dedmore is the name of the photographer for this photograph. This is one of many portraits I bought in a batch from someone on eBay some time ago. Clinton Orla … Continue reading

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The Orphaned Images Project: Petticoat Junction, anyone?

Scribbled in pencil on the back of this photo: Luella Devo and me, Jesse and Adelaide Devoe on the silo With just a few seconds of research, beginning with the fact that two of the women in this photo are … Continue reading

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The Orphaned Images Project: Class Picture Day

I realize that these young students were probably told to remain motionless while their class photo was taken, but there is not one happy face in the bunch, is there? The writing at the bottom of the photo reads “Estella” … Continue reading

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The Orphaned Images Project: Gertrude Kitchen and Olive May, revisited

Last week I received a comment on this post from Charles, a wedding and portrait photographer near Detroit, Michigan. Visit his website here. “Wow, Gertrude is my wife’s Great Grandmother (Grandma Gerdy) and Leonard would be her son; Olive would … Continue reading

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The Orphaned Images Project: Bathing cuties

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The Orphaned Images Project: Gone fishin’

Written around the edges of this photo: 7:30 A.M. In a few minutes he is off with a “fishing only” on a gasoline launch. Archivist note: Hmmm….

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The Orphaned Images Project: School children

Written on the back of this photo (I’m assuming the names go right to left in placement in the photo): Loretta Beverly Clifford Leighton Harold Junior

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