Recognize anyone? Let me know.

Need some incentive to label all your family photos? I collect old photographs, many of which end up for sale because they weren't identified, and surviving family members had no idea who these people are. So remember to label your photos, and if you recognize anyone here, please contact me.

I have received several requests for more information about the photo studios listed here. I am sorry to say that I do not have information beyond the names listed on the photo mounts. However, if you'd like to hire me to find out more.....

See other photos in
my collection here:

(Click on an image to see a larger version.)
Detail of man and dog by porch
Detail of woman standing by basement door

I can only date this roughly 1860s-1880s, because I can't see the woman's dress very well. I'm not sure that this unlabeled photo was taken in Wisconsin. My boyfriend's great-aunt found it in her home in Sheboygan and was going to throw it out because she had no idea who the people were or whose house this was. Her niece suggested giving it to me since I'm researching their family history, and there's always the chance that these may turn out to be their relations!

Paul Lecher, Street, Milwaukee, Wis. 296 West Water

This cabinet card photo of curly-haired twins (?), a boy and a girl, appears to date to the 1880s (based on the girl's dress).

Deusing, West Allis, Wis.

Is this couple recently married? Probably late 1910s.

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Real photo postcard, 1910s.

The larger version shows the girls' first names written around the circle. The girl in the upper left is Clara, and I bought this with some other postcards addressed to Clara Niemann at 1380 Humboldt Ave, Milwaukee, Wis. (1908) and at the Lutheran Home for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic, Watertown, Wis. (1910).

A.F. Schultz, 468 Eleventh Ave, Milwaukee, Wis.

This wedding photo dates to the early 1920s.

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Studio: Mezinis, Racine, Wis.

1920s flapper with waved hair cut in a boyish "shingle" bob


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