Mr. & Mrs. Herman Ecley

I am not 100% certain that the last name is spelled correctly. I purchased the image from eBay. The picture was extremely damaged. I cleaned up the image to the best of my abilities.

The writing on the back reads:

Mr. & Mrs. Herman Ecley

Oct. 25, 1941

So what do you see when you look at this photograph?

I see:

  • The couple smiling as they hold hands.
  • There is a man standing to the right of the groom. Perhaps, he is the minister or a father.
  • Her wedding dress has a long train. I would guess the gown costs a large sum of money. Unless the wedding dress was homemade. I cannot tell from the photos.
  • The double doors in the back could be the entrance to a church. If not, the family home is large.

Did I miss anything? I would love to know this couple’s story. Did they have a happy marriage? Did they have children? Did they travel? If anyone knows, I would love to hear from you.

1916 Photo

I recently purchased a box of photos from eBay. I admit, I purchase a lot of photos, negatives, and slides from eBay. In the warmer months, I try to find media at garage sales or estate sales. The image of these four people was among the photos. I am lucky with this print.

The photo was labeled:

-1916

-Pauline Schmidt

-Jack Cronin

-Carl Schmidt

-Momie Cronin

The group appears to be dressed up. I am wondering if they were attending a wedding or perhaps Easter Sunday services. Or maybe they were just gathering for a community social event.

What do you think?

First Congregational Church, St. Johns, MI

One of the photos I recently purchased off eBay was an image of the First Congregational Church in St. Johns, Michigan. I don’t have a date for the picture. If someone can tell me the year of the car in the image, I can have a better guess when the photo was taken.

I love old original buildings that are still in use today.

Unknown Lady

Do you ever look at a photo and wonder about the person in the image? Or am I the only person who thinks this way? I would love to know this lady’s story. I would also like to know what she is holding in her hand.

I do not know much about this image. The photo came in a group of negatives I purchased from eBay. The person who sold me the photos only stated the pictures were from an estate sale in Pennsylvania. But the seller could not give me any more information.

What do you think she has in hand?

 

Main Street, St. Johns, Michigan

Can you imagine catching the trolley to go up Main Street? I would love to step back in time to stroll down through the little shops past all the carriages. Of course, I would have to pet every horse on the way.

What do you see when you look at this photo? I do not have a date. I purchased the photo from eBay. But I just love it.

St. Johns, My Hometown

I absolutely love this old photo. I purchased the image off eBay. I cleaned it up a bit. But, I love the old fashion scene. It amazes me, especially when you compare the picture to today’s view.

What do you think?

Until next time…peace

A Religious Event?

There is always some photos that I just crave more information. This is one of them. The original image is old, faded, and printed on postcard type paper. Why do I assume a religious event? Well, the young girl, dressed all in white, could be taking her first communion.  The older gentleman, perhaps her father, appears to be well-dressed in his Sunday best.

What do you think?

Until next time…peace

A Class? A Choir? A Planning Committee?

The photo arrived in a group I purchased off eBay. From the style of dress and the type of photo, I would guess the image was taken around the late 1950s or early 1950s. The gentleman on the far right looks to be a professor or other authoritative figure. Perhaps, they are planning the prom or homecoming activities.

The group may be participating in the choir or other community activity. I honestly do not know the right answer. I attempted to zoom in on the papers, but I could not read them.

What would your guess be?

Until next time…peace.

August 28, 1921

Do I know what happened on August 28, 1921? No, but the couple in the photo seem happy. The back of the photo only provided the date, August 28, 1921.

Perhaps the couple just bought their first home. Or maybe they were recently married. Or the photographer who you can see by the shadow just wanted a photo. I will never know. But I hope the couple lived a long, happy life.

Until next time…peace.

The Joys of a Grandmother

Ok, I have really no idea if the lady in the photo is actually a grandmother. I do a lot of guessing with my old photos. The child does seem extremely interested in the book.

I remember days of listening to my grandfather’s stories. I also vaguely remember my grandmother. I do remember sitting on their old sofa. There were always picture books of animals on the bookshelf. I can remember looking at them. (So my love of wildlife started at an early age.)

When you look at this photo, what do you see? Do you have any stories about your grandparents that you would like to share?