Who are We?

Among the items a family leaves behind are often a group of unidentified pictures, right?  I spend a lot of time sitting here scratching my head, looking at faces to see who the person resembles, checking their hair style and clothing to try to figure out when the picture was taken, and on and on.  Creeping frustration sets in, but then I recall all the times I’ve neglected to identify my own family pictures.  Naughty girl!

So without complaint I present four pictures that have no identification and for goodness sake if you know who the people are would you let me know so I can stop agonizing over them? (Just  joking)  Thanks in advance.

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These lovely young ladies seem to be dressed for a special occasion, probably their First Communion.  Similar pictures in a photo dating book puts this type of dress around 1900-1904.  The two girls at the right strongly resemble another picture titled Mary and Josephine.  Could that be who they are, or could they be daughters of Mary or Josephine or other Samels women?  I’ve no guesses as to who the girl to the left might be.

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Unidentified 2

This sweet looking young lady is wearing a kind of sailor blouse.  Could be a school uniform, but this style of garment was popular around 1910 give or take.  Her hair style looks even later.   To me her smile is reminiscent of the Samels family, but that’s just a guess.

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This neat picture is a prosperous looking family out enjoying a spin in their new car.  The gentleman in the back row right is Will Samels.  The rest?

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This happy group seem to be out for a picnic or at least enjoying a nice sunny day.  It’s more modern than some of the other pictures and the children in front are June Taylor and her twin brothers Ernest and  William.  June was born in 1922 and the twins in 1924 so as a guess this picture may have been taken around 1930?

********************************************************************************So there you have it….lovely pictures just looking for identities.

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Copyright September, 2013.  Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls, Washington

Photographs used with permission of the owners.

All Rights Reserved.

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One Response to Who are We?

  1. Sorry Susan…I have no idea. Good luck! Deb Warmest regards, Deborah Dow Fenimore Long & Foster Real Estate 117Savannah Rd. Lewes, DE 19958 302-645-6100 (office) 302-344-7636 (direct)

    >________________________________ > From: Echo Hill Ancestors Weblog >To: debidow912@yahoo.com >Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2013 8:51 PM >Subject: [New post] Who are We? > > > > WordPress.com >susaned1 posted: “Among the items a family leaves behind there is usually a group of unidentified pictures, right? I spend a lot of time sitting here scratching my head, looking at faces to see who the person resembles, checking their hair style and clothing to try to fig” >

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