IÂ am in the process ofÂ going through the hundreds ofÂ photos that readers have sent in throughout the past year and have found quite a few that people have bought at auctions or garages sales, or found in their own collection, but that are unidentified or orphans belonging to another family.Â I’m starting a Who Am I? section of the blog where I’ll periodically post photos that need to be identified.
If you’d like to submit a photo, please send me all the information you have on it, and the photograph (of course!) as an attachment. I’ll try to make this a weekly event.
I have also received a number of beautifulÂ photographs that, because of the shape or some other reason, I cannot fit in the newsletter. So I’m going to try to post a few of them each week as well. I have quite a backlog and we’ve already made several family connections through the Photo Corner.
So without further ado, I give you today’s Who Am I? photos, along with the messages that came with them. Click on the images to enlarge them.
I would really like to know who this woman is. I found her in the papers of a deceased relative.Â That relative’sÂ parents (Lewis Carpenter and Minnie Nicholson Carpenter) came from West Point (Noxubee County), Mississippi and settled in Chicago in the early 1900s.
This is a photo we have had for a very long time.Â Our family surnames are Kreuder/Philips and I am pretty sure she would have one of those surnames.Â I wasÂ wondering if you placed her in your newsletter if someone might recognize her or date the photo according to her dress.Â To me it looks like her wedding day.Â My GrandFather’s family was from Germany and my Grandmother’sÂ from Ireland & England.Â I can trace the Philips back quite a ways and the family lived in Baltimore , Maryland and some eventually moved to New York.Â Â The Kreuders were from Hessen, Darmstadt, Germany and I know that my G.G.Grandparents were married in Alsfeld, Germany and my G.G.G. Grandparents also were married in Germany.Â They also eventually moved to New York. So I am pretty sure this picture is from one of those families.Â
Thank you for your time,
Long Island, New York
Was reading the AWJ and seeing the pictures reminded me of a photo found with one of my Grandparents things.Â I don’t know who they are or if they are relations but I thought the outfits they were wearing unique.Â My main point in sending the photo was to determine if the outfits had any particular significance, perhaps one of your readers can help.Â The Grandparent was from the Schleswig-Holstein area of Germany.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
This photo was in an old frame that was given to me about 15 years ago. It was from an estate sale in Central Indiana. I was told the lady in the picture is from the Ochs family (pronounced oaks). They were a prominent family who made their money in the paper industry. I’d like to return it to the Ochs family. Can anyone identify this young lady?