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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wisdom Wednesday Tip - Identify Those Pictures

Wisdom Wednesday Tip... Please take time and identify your photos. Don't leave your family with unknown photos.

Here are three wonderful vintage photos in my family photo collection. I have no idea who these people are.

Are they on my mother's side or my father's side. I can not even guess that much for sure.

First picture is probably on my mother's side of the family because it is marked Sparta Wisconsin. My father's mother's family was in Wisconsin but not for long.

I am dating it around 1900 because of the dress and hair. The back is marked.

Richardson Bros Photographers Sparta Wisconsin

Next picture is of an adorable little barefoot girl. I have no idea the time period of this picture. Maybe early 1900's to 1930's.

Last photo is a real photo postcard of mother and child. Sometime between 1907 to 1914 because of divided back of the post card.

I need to put them next to other family photos to see if I can get any hints. I need to learn more about dating photos from the clothing being worn.


  1. I'm in the same situation you are, with unidentified photos. They took so few photos a hundred years ago. I think it should have been easy to note the names and dates on the backs. And the worst thing is that those who might have been able to identify them are gone. I hope you have success identifying your photos.

  2. Oh, I hope some day you will know who these people are. They must be in your family. I love the photo of the little girl, what a cutie. Good luck in discovering who they were.