Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Orphan Photo # 28 Texas Houston 1894 School Children

This is a wonderful old photo of school children from 1894 that I found at an antique store recently. It is so sad that some one did not keep this within there family.

Photo is faded, but still can make these cute faces. Back of photo says

Felton first grade Jordy school Houston Mar 15 1894.

I have not been able to find if there was a school called Felton or if that is Jordy last name.
I will be offering for sale and hopefully find someone who knows an ancestor that may be in this photo or someone who collects vintage photos of children.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Orphan Photo 27 Vermont Masked Cabinet Parker

Here is another postmortem cabinet photo in my vintage photos. This one is sad since it is of two young children. This poor family lost two children at or near the same time.

Makes me think of my great great grandparents Betsey and Dwight Day who lost 3 children to scarlet fever within a months time.

Top of photo in back written in pencil is Parker children Bradford Vermont. The Photographer was Bracy of Wells River Vermont.

The children appear to be little boys about a year or two apart. I will be putting this picture up for sale in my eBay store. May link up to a distant family member some day.
Thanks for stopping by... Have a great day... Grace

Friday, November 13, 2009

Orphan Photo 26 Masked Cabinet Mr.Templeton

A treasure from the past are cabinet photos, but this is a different type of cabinet photo. It is a postmortem photo.
They are telling us that this person has past on. They would take a previous cabinet photo and enclose it in falling leaves or another design to tell that they had died.
This one I picked up at an estate sale here in the Houston Texas area.
Appears to be a young man either in late teens or early 20's.
No mention of photographer.
Back of photo in light pencil is written what looks like H W Templeton.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Orphan Photo 23 24 and 25 Real Postcards

Today was a " Lets Go Antiquing " day. My quest was for vintage postcards and photos of interest to me and others to tell you about and to sell on eBay.

I found several wonderful items today, I am starting with 3 vintage real photo postcards all are of young women wearing glasses.

I rarely find a vintage photo with someone wearing glasses and today I found three all at the same Antique store and same dealer.

First photo is of three beautiful young women the youngest with a big bow in her hair. This is the only one identified and is marked Myrtle, Floy and Violet.
Second post card is two young women probably sisters. I am guessing this is from the late 1910's or 1920's by their clothing. This one is also foreign, stamp area is marked differently and Post card is marked Carte Postale. Probably from France or French / Canadian.

Third post card is of a woman a little older but not old. She is dressed in her best coat and gloves. She is also wearing a great hat with some decoration on the side probably a flower and high top shoes.

All three post cards are unused and in good condition. The old saying is " Men Don't Make Passes At Girls Wearing Glasses " but I am guessing all these ladies at passes made at them. They are all simply adorable.

I hope that you enjoyed tonight's post and come back to see other treasures I found today. Quite a few of them are vintage Thanksgiving and Christmas Post cards and will be posted on my other site http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=4127199388190162153