The Only One

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

She Stole Babies

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

A Nice Set of Pipes

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

Maxine and Sanford

“Maxine DeLong & Sanford Eldridge married May 6, 1950” Maxine and Sanford tied the knot in Los Angeles, California. They settled in Minnesota and had seven children; Don, Mike, Steve, Gwenn, Pat, Theresa, and Barbara. Maxine died in 1995 and according to her obituary the couple were divorced but still friends. Sanford passed recently, in … More Maxine and Sanford

And the Beet Goes On

  These are two more treasured photos I picked up from JakeRoebucks.  Be sure to visit often if you love old photos as they are always adding more.  They have mystery lots too, which are super fun! These two young women were Mollie and Martha Sitzman.  If it weren’t for the house number being visible … More And the Beet Goes On

She Called Him Fadie

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

Oh, Deer!

I looked at this vintage photograph and my eye was immediately drawn to Mollie’s expression and then to Johnnie’s pipe.  My partner picked it up and said “an albino deer.”  I hadn’t noticed the deer. haha! Mollie Butz and Johnnie Hornby Jr. were married on Christmas Eve in 1922 in Lincoln, Nebraska.  John was a … More Oh, Deer!