Thursday, January 30, 2014

African American Orphaned Photos Part #5

This is my fifth post of the African American photos that I purchased on Ebay. Most are taken in Chicago, Illinois and Saint Louis, Missouri during the 1920's and 1930's.

Please, if you recognize anyone or have clues for me, please let me know.  I would love to reunite these awesome photos to their descendants.

No Identification
"Me Now" Written on back

My Pal
Chicago, Illinois

Lovely young lady playing piano

Michigan 4322
1929 Chicago

Michigan Blvd
Chicago, Illinois

St. Louis

Moddie Taylor

[Update:  Thanks to Reginald H. Pitts, he corrected me on the name: Moddie Taylor.  Also revealing more information.  These photos may actually find their way home soon!  Thank you Reginald!!!]

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

African American Orphaned Photos Part #4

This post is the continuance of the African American Photos I purchased on Ebay a few years ago. The majority of the photos were taken in Chicago, Illinois and some other areas in Chicago. I am hoping that someone recognizes the faces of these individuals.  Many do not have any names.  Some have writing but may be hard to make out.  If you have any clues or can make out some words that I don't catch, please by all means let me know.  Most of the photos were taken in the 1920's.  There are a few from the 1940's.

I hope that the descendants will discover this post so that I may one day reunite them with these wonderful photos.  

Chicago, Illinois
No Identification

Beautiful African American Family posing.  The gentleman is in other photos, and I feel as though this was his collection.
Mrs. Olden
3947 ?  St. Louis
I love her outfit

Mrs. Lyles

Mrs. Lyles appears to be holding a dog.  There is a clothes line behind her, and possibly a house to the left.  She is wearing a hat and her summer dress.
Isn't she Lovely?
No date or identification.

? Bagneldom 1940

Capital Jefferson City


Kenneth ?

If you can make out the last name, please let me know.
St. Louis, MO

Wonderful picture of possibly 3 generations
The back of the photo has Cook as the last name

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

African American Orphaned Photos Part #3

This is a continuance of a batch of African American photos I purchased on Ebay.  Whenever I have the opportunity, I will do so, in hopes that someone may recognize the individuals.  Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you know who they are, or you see some clue that I may have overlooked.  Thank you.

The individuals in the photos have very little identification, however, we know that most are from Chicago, Illinois and in the 1920's. There are a few from 1940.

Anna Belle

Agnes & Herb

? Bagmel dam  1940

Jefferson City

No identification

1923 Chicago
Faded photo

Friday, January 17, 2014

African American Orphaned Photos Part #2

This is part #2 of the African American Photos that I purchased on Ebay. These photos appear to have been peeled out of a photo album with black pages.  Most have no identification, however, I hope that someone recognizes the individuals in them.  Some of the writing that does identify individuals are hard to read and some of the photos are fading.  I had to try to sharpen the photos or darken so that the faces could be seen.  Please don't hesitate to let me know if you know anyone or can send me clues.  I would love to reunite the photos to the family.  Most of the photos were taken in Chicago, Illinois in the 1920's-1930's.

Chicago, Illinos

Chicago in 1922
John J?ge [Jeorge?]

Please let me know what you think the last name is on the photo for John.  It looks like a Jnge or Inge or Jeorge.  Not sure...What do you think...This may allow me to identify who these photos belong to.  The picture above with the gentleman, looks like the John in this photo.  What do you think?



No marking

Man with his dog
No identification

African American Orphaned Photos Part #1

I am so into orphan photos and wish I could rescue them when I see them.  It can become very addicting.  It doesn't matter what nationality the individuals are or where in the world they came from.  I just love old photos.  I hope that others will recognize these individuals and contact me. 

Some photos are not labeled, and then some are with dates and locations.  I purchased a small batch of photos from Ebay.  In this collection they majority of the photos were taken in Chicago approximately between 1920-1930.  

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do.

Dressed in their Winter Coats

Chicago, Illinois
Dressed in Winter coat
1933 Chicago

1923 Chicago

Two young men
Not dated or labeled
Probably in the 1920's
Chicago, Ill
No name

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Older Woman: Lost Photo #20

Subject: Older Woman
Attributes: Head to shoulder profile, dress with puffed shoulders, flower pinned to right side, lace around hat piece.
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, S.E. Cor. 12th & Walnut
Photographer: C.G. Anderson
Identification: Unknown
Where Found: Lemon Grove Antique Store
Year: 1900 [Written on back]

Unidentified Young Lady: Lost Photo #19

Subject: Young Lady
Attributes: Hair pinned up and Curly bangs, buttoned up dress with a pin at collar.
Location: Santa Ana, California
*Photo Studio: Conaway & Hummel
Identification: None/Unmarked
Where Found: Lemon Grove Antique Store
Est. year: 1888-1890

I looked online for information on the Conaway & Hummel Studio. Benjamin Franklin Conaway (1848-1935) sold 1/2 interest to PJ. Hummel in 1887.  They were partners for only 2 years. Here is a link to the Online Archive of California if you are interested in reading more about the history of the Studio and its predecessors.