Saturday, November 27, 2010
Photos from Postcards
Don't let the size of these photographs on your monitor fool you. They may look large but the actual photos are no more than 1" across. They were cut from postcards! (Oh, the horror of it.) And someone actually put tape across the round photo to hold it in place.
I found the photos in my grandmother's photo album, the album that has photographs that were moved from an older album with black pages. Gramma, or someone else, organized the newer album by families and these were on two pages that held Meinzen photographs. (My grandmother was a Bickerstaff until she married my grampa, W. C. Robert Meinzen.)
The photo on the left is my grandfather, William Carl Robert "Bob" Meinzen. The photograph on the right -- I don't know who she is. Do you think there's a family resemblance? I wonder if she is my grandfather's sister (or maybe I should say one of my grandfather's sisters). Because of her age and style of clothes in the photograph she could possibly be my grandfather's oldest sister, Hannah, who died in 1910 at the age of 35. My only resource to help identify these old photographs is my aunt, and I hope she can help.
You can find links to more old photographs and the stories behind them at Sepia Saturday, where, hopefully, you won't find any more that have been cut from old photograph postcards.