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The Orphaned Images Project: Family portrait by Ruf & Dilger

After a major studio/office spring cleaning, I’m back to scanning more photos from my huge orphaned images collection! I’ve also attached a shot of the back of the photo. This photo came from a box of mostly Texas/Fredericksburg-related images.

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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: 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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The Orphaned Images Project: Olive and me

Written on the back of this photo: They were taken one Sunday morning & we put on something to make us look foolish. Please notice our hats. Olive and I and they do look funny, don’t they?

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The Orphaned Images Project: Home

The caption on the back reads, “Mar. 20, 1938 Home (at their home) The guy second from left looks a little scary, doesn’t he?

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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: Party of six

The card this photo is mounted on reads “Hegemann, San Antonio, Tex.” With a little bit of research, I discovered there was a photographer named Otto Hegemann located on 104 1-2 E. Houston Street around 1914. Further research reveals an … Continue reading

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The Orphaned Images Project: Texas bride

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The Orphaned Images Project: Little girl in gingham dress

This is an ambrotype (circa 1854) housed in a Union Case, commonly used for ambrotype photos from the mid 1850s – 1870s. The left side of the case is made of velvet and the metal around the photos is s … Continue reading

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