Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Smiling Baby Boy from Grove City, PA

I love baby and children photos and was able to recover quite a few of them. This little guy here is adorable and seems like a happy child. Photo must have been taken between 1920 & 1930.

Baby Boy
A Conner Photo, Grove City PA

1. Photo purchased from Clark's Antiques, Havelock N 28532

2. Special Markings: There were no names written on the back of the photo, however the name of the photo company that took the photo was embossed on the top of the photo cover. "A Conner Photo, Grove City, PA.

3. Did a quick Google search and did not find any information of the Photo Company.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Root Digger Antique Photo Find, People and Their Modes of Transportation

I visited my ancestral homelands of Havelock-Harlowe-and New Bern, North Carolina in September 2016.  While there, I visited Clark's Antiques located in Havelock, North Carolina. I was hoping I would find photos of African Americans and people of color with the thought that they could possibly be related to me. None of the photos were, however, the historical aspect of finding photos from a different time period is exciting to me.

What I have discovered from my searches, is that a majority of the photos I find are not from the location of where the photos were taken. Many of the ones I found were from PA and not NC, however, it is possible that these families and individuals migrated to NC. With further investigation, the knowledge of these peoples migration, will be known.

Here are two photos that I love. I chose to post these photos because of the modes of transportation the individuals are using. I am unsure of the dates of these photos, and am thinking they are the early part of the 1900's.

Family and their dog posing with horse and Carriage

Young men with their pony and bicycle

1. Photos purchased at Clark's Antiques, 237 W. Main St., Havelock NC 28532

2. No writings on back of photos.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Back In Time: The Naval Academy at Annapolis, Series #1, Photo #2

This is a photo taken of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis on July 1, 1932. This institution is a Four-year Coeducational federal service academy. As history would have it, it was probably not coed when it was established in 1845 under the Secretary of the Navy, George Bancroft. The Academy was built on on 10 acres and is currently on 338 acres in Annapolis.

Location identified written on back of photo.
"Naval Academy at Annapolis July 1, 1932"

1. Photo from Lot purchased from Ebay.
2. History of U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis found on Wikipedia, Accessed Sept 5, 2015.
3. History of U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis found on http://www.usna.edu/homepage.php, Accessed Sept. 5, 2015.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Who Could She Be? Series #1, Photo 1

Here is a photo of a middle aged woman. She was amongst a lot of over 250 photos that I purchased on Ebay. Many of the photos have names, and as I research the names and the many clues, I might discover who she is.

Time Period: Possibly 1930's

1. Photo purchased on Ebay