Marie Brooks might not have been wearing literal short shorts, (a song by The Royal Teens in 1957 and featured in Nair commercials in the 1970s and 80s), but I say her outfit counts which makes her a woman ahead of her time. Here she is in the late 1940s at 523 N. Franklin, Marshall, … More Who Wears Short Shorts?
The man on the bicycle is Paul Curd, identified by writing on the reverse of this worn vintage snapshot. Was he the author of the writing? Or was it penned by a girlfriend or admirer? I discovered not one but two men that are a match to our bicyclist, and they were cousins. Robert and … More The Only One
The headlines read She Stole Babies! Even more alarming was that Hazel Oden wasn’t your usual kidnapper. She was an eight-year-old little girl. In 1927, Hazel was living at 2706 Wabash Avenue in Los Angeles, California with her parents and 12 siblings. Her modus operandi was to wheel a buggy around the neighborhood until she … More She Stole Babies
Happy New Year! I hope to get back to sharing identified photos this year. For now, this great photobooth from my collection will have to do.
Iva Mae Earley, 16, married Nathan Robert McDonald, a 22 year old farmer. They settled in Childress, Texas. In 1931 they welcomed a daughter, Maxine, who died of pneumonia at just 1 month old. Nathan gave up farming and went back to school, graduating from Shield of Faith Bible Institute in Fort Worth, Texas in … More Just After We Were Married
The couple featured in this vintage snapshot are identified on the reverse as “Neysa & Anthony Travis.” They were married in 1948 in Los Angeles, California. Anthony died in 1980 and Neysa in 1984. They are buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park. Neysa Estelle was born Nesser Easter Hansett on June 4, 1904 in Mecklenburg … More A Nice Set of Pipes
Lorrayne Goff (1922-2009) Look at those victory rolls! Lorrayne was the daughter of Granville and Nancy (Duncan) Goff. She was born and raised in Williamson, West Virginia. Her father was in the department store business and her mother was a seamstress. Lorrayne married Salvatore Corea. They had one son, Larry.
I got this great 1961 identified snapshot in a mystery lot from the Etsy shop JakeRoebucks. If you love old photos I suggest you check it out. With the unusual middle name of Shira, Madge Jackson was easy to identify. Born in 1954 to Betty (nee Shira), Madge graduated from Jeffersontown High School in Jeffersontown, … More She Called Him Fadie
Patricia Wade, born in 1923, was the daughter of Pearl (Waterson) Wade whom I featured in this post. This photograph was found with family photos that belonged to Fern (Waterson) Hardenburg. Patricia married Dave Robertson on August 30, 1946. Her beau was newly discharged from the Canadian Army after serving four years during WWII. I … More Do Si Do Darling
I couldn’t pass up this wonderful 1938 snapshot of the Purdue University Farm Shop students. All are identified by surname on the reverse. It was a fun challenge! Click on the image above to view it much larger and catch all the faces and details! There were only three individuals I wasn’t able to identify; … More Farm Shop Boys