3 Clues to Solve an Old Photo Mystery

3 Clues to Solve an Old Photo Mystery

When a family member won’t talk about a person in a picture, it makes you wonder why. It also leaves you with an unidentified family photo.  Dale Wheeler’s father never spoke about the woman in this photo. Dale has three possible identities for this young woman: Julia Ann (Stewart) Wheeler...Read more
3 Steps to Solve an Old Photo Mystery

3 Steps to Solve an Old Photo Mystery

When a family member won’t talk about a person in a picture, it makes you wonder why?   It also leaves you with an unidentified family photo.  Dale Wheeler’s father never spoke about the woman in this photo.  He has three possible identities for this young woman. Julia Ann (Stewart) Wheeler...Read more
Aerial Photographs and Ancestral Home Towns

Aerial Photographs and Ancestral Home Towns

Long before these unmanned devices flew overhead, daring photographers climbed into woven baskets held aloft by balloons taking pictures of local landscapes. French photographer, Nadar, photographed Paris from the air in 1858. Unfortunately that picture no longer exists. J.W. Black of Boston photographed Boston from a balloon in 1860. That...Read more
Adding Up the Clues in 3 Old Family Photos

Adding Up the Clues in 3 Old Family Photos

Wanda Allison inherited photos of the McIntosh/Pearson families. Last week we looked at a tintype of a man in Masonic regalia posed with his wife.  Relatives thought the couple could be John McIntosh (1810-1898) and Isabella Rutherford (1806-1894). The problem is the couple in this 1860s image is a lot...Read more