At first glance you would think this was taken after a funeral, with the church-like building in the background and the baskets and urns full of flowers. But written on the back is “Golden Wedding of Rev. & Mrs. Rahn Oct 17 – 1938.” I cropped the photo and ran it through an image editing … More Looks Like a Funeral
Thomas Freiberger and Anna (nee Brockmann) on their wedding day, May 18, 1921, in Casco, Missouri. Luckily, this was found among photos which provided a general location that the identifying writing did not. It appears Thomas has scarring on his face and hands which might have been the result of serious burns. However, I wasn’t … More The Freibergers
Henry C. Thee, 31, of Warrenton, Missouri, and Adelia (nee Meyers), 20, of Washington, Missouri tied the knot in 1929 at the St. Peter’s Parsonage. This wedding day photo sure paints a grim picture of the couples’ affection. Yikes! Let’s hope they were head over heels in love and what we are seeing here is … More How I Love Thee…or not
Frank Horn worked for over twenty years at the Conn Company, a musical instrument manufacturer in Elkhart, Indiana. I imagine he was the subject of many horn jokes in his day. Frank was a stationary fireman, which meant he operated high-pressure steam boilers in the factory. Frank, his wife Ell (nee Seabourn), and their children … More Don’t Toot Your Own Horn
According to the urban dictionary, a betty “epitomizes a modern day queen, commonly associated with increased levels of self-worth (because she continues to create it.) She has the power and agency to be irresistibly sexy and feminine minutes after effortlessly emasculating a mere dozen men with her intellect and ability to deliver.” I think this is a … More That Girl’s a Betty!
This carte de visite was languishing in a shop in Lansing, Michigan for at least two years. On my latest visit, I could no longer resist the urge to rescue it. The sitter looks to be about 20 years old and based on his fashion, I suspect the photo was taken in the late 1870s. … More With Compliments