Tag Archives: Photos

Revisiting Alice Welford

So for those of you who actually read this, two years ago I did some work on the Alice Welford Photograph Album.  You can read more about that research at the following links: Here, Here, and Here. At work we … Continue reading

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Annoying tempting similarities

You know you are spending too much time on a topic when you start seeing things. This young man kindly took his time out from shooting, looting and burning to have his picture taken in front of the ruins of … Continue reading

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Common types of vintage photos – Real Photo Post Cards and Negatives

I have discussed Real Photographic Post Cards elsewhere; in the context of the Tulsa Race Riot. Some of that information will be repeated here, and hopefully expanded on. This history of photographic post cards is going to be fairly simplistic. … Continue reading

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Common types of vintage photos – Other images

Last week we looked at vintage cased images (Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes and Tintypes).  This week we are going to move on to other sorts of vintage images.  This won’t be comprehensive, but we can give it a go. To the left … Continue reading

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Common types of vintage photos – Cased images

Frequently when I deal with very old images, I have run into people referring to any cased image as a ‘Daguerreotype’, so please let me explain why daguerreotype is an explicit term. This is an image of a daguerreotype in … Continue reading

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WWI photography

Lately at work I have been researching a former Henry Kendall student, Hugo Augustus “Hap” (or “Happy”) Gruenberg.  Hap was born 19 March 1895 in Illinois and died in July 1972, Chelsea, Oklahoma.  Hugo married Ida Flood in 1923 and … Continue reading

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Historypin

There is a new (new to me at least) website, Historypin, that allows for historical pictures to be mounted and placed on a map.  I have signed up as myself and am part of the departmental’s account as well.  This … Continue reading

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Schütte-Lanz SL 11, revisited

(Edit note:  I have made some edits based on further discussion with Ian Castle.  These will be noted with an asterisk) Last week, I received a comment on my last post about the Schütte-Lanz SL 11, the airship shot down … Continue reading

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WWI Nurses in the Alice Welford photograph album

Going through the Alice Welford photograph album there are a number of faces that have appeared and reappear.  This may be updated as I actually figure out who they are. Name Where picture was taken Date Welford, Alice.  QAIMNSR   … Continue reading

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More Alice Welford

Compare the images in the Welford Scrapbook, and the photo of the St. Ignatius Hospital Staff in Malta.  With the exception of the woman with her head turned, everyone in the small photo appears in the portrait.  It would be … Continue reading

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