Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Photo Number 374

Miss clara Solway twoThis is a photo from 1888 to 1900.  This is a cabinet card, named such as it was usually put in a cabinet. Cabinet cards usually measure 4 and 1/4 by 6 and 1/2 inches. I call this Miss Clara with a little frizz and a pin curl. She also appears to have a barrette in her hair and a huge bow at the back of her head.
Miss Clara Solway one
This is the back of the photo.  I believe it says Miss Clara Frech.  I found two young ladies in the 1880 census at Columbus Ohio in Franklin County.  John and Rosa’s daughter Clara who was ten, and Albert (a bartender) and Mary’s daughter who was eight. Both families were of Bavarian decent. 
Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)
I would like to thank the Blogger Team for selecting Forgotten Old Photos as their Blog of Note on November 15, 2010.  It was an honor that I did not expect, but one that I do appreciate!!  The main goal of this blog has always been to look at old photos and reunite them with their family when ever possible.  I would also like to thank Abra, Norkio and Iggy whose research skills and expertise make my labor of love with these old photos successful. I would like to welcome all the new followers, your comments are always appreciated:)
Update: A Family tree was found listing Clara..both of them.  I sent off an email to the Family Tree Owner. I am waiting to hear from them…Thanks Iggy for the lead! :)
I heard from Mike:
My grandmother was a Frech and so that is where Clara comes in at. There are 2 Clara Frechs in the line. One being born in Aug 1869 to John Jospeh and Rose and then the other Clara born Dec 1879 to Albert and Mary. Albert was my Great Grandfather. He was indeed a bartender. My initial guess is that She is the later one born in 1879. That would put her in the 8-12 age group for this incredible photo and that would fit. Its funny because not long ago, I had someone email me a listing on ebay with an old Christmas card with Clara's signature on it. WOW this is awesome to see such a great photo. Thank you for sharing. I will email you my mailing address :-)
Wow This was one of the fastest identifications ever..Miss Clara is going home:)

This photo went Full Circle 16 on December 13, 2010

38 comments:

  1. Congrats on your "Blog of Note" selection!

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  2. wow that a really lovely shot there, i gotta ask where do u get these antique photos

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  3. What a wonderful idea to place old photos so the blogisphere can have a chance to place these people somehow; maybe amongst family. I have many old photos, Black and white and sepia,of forgotton and unknown people; would you like them? I also have a blog. I hope you'll find it and become a follower, as I now am one of yours.

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  4. *peeks in at the world famous blog and thinks, "I knew her when..."*

    :) Congrats on being the Blog of Note! It's truly well deserved.

    I would assume the two Clara's you found were related - perhaps cousins. I found a site with the family tree on it -

    http://www.mikebfamilytree.com/gen%20web/d10.htm#P172

    I don't know if I'll have time to explore further today.

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  5. Congrats on your "Blog of Note". I love the idea of this blog and think it's a wonderful thing. I've added you to my blog list.

    I'll be back.

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  6. I just happened to have accedently clicked on the blog of note tab and was pleasantly suprized. Keep up the good work!

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  7. Also found you b/c you are a Blog of Note. And I love it. What a unique and marvelous idea. I'll be back for more.

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  8. Knowing that during those times such a portrait was a big deal, I wonder about the emotion that was experienced before, during and after the shoot. In those days, taking a photo was far more than pointing an instantly gratifying box of technology at a thing and hitting delete if it was not pleasing.

    These are truly treasures form lives past. There is a poem, story or song in each I feel.

    Thanks again and I am so glad I found this blog.

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  9. I must say that this is a very decent and commendable blog that you have put together here. I think it is wonderful that you have dedicated your time and effort into discovering these photographs, and reuniting them with their families. Indeed, Photographs are as much a part of families as the people themselves. They are a distillation of memories that belong to that family, and that family alone.
    I congratulate you on the work you have done so far, and I'll definately look forward to seeing many many more entries

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  10. Wow! This truly is a fantastic idea. I actually found my great great grandfather's signature from the Boer War (1800's) the other day and it's great to preserve history like this.

    http://redandpurpleroom.blogspot.com/

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  11. tedwizy, I usually get the old photos in Antique Shops or Flea Markets:)
    Thank you everyone for your comments!

    Iggy, Thanks for the lead..I got an email off to that tree owner..did you see the photo of the one Clara??? I do think that she is "our" Clara:)

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  12. I NEVER look at the Blogs of Note. Yesterday, something just made me look. I think your site is FASCINATING! And it makes me think of all my grandmother's old pictures, that we asked her to tell us about so we could label them before she passed. I am so glad we did that! THOUGH....part of me thinks it would be SO neat to be reunited with a photo through your site! What a great idea!

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  13. hey nice blog! last week i was looking through old photos of my grandparents and i wanted to make a blog like yours. so this is kinda like an inspiration :D

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  14. I am so very proud of you Connie. This photo tickles me - it looks like she could not decide how she wanted to style her hair OR what to put in it!!!

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  15. Thanks for sharing these nice photos! They give a deeper insight into the environment in which people lived in, in the past.

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  16. Connie,
    This is Mike Jones. I own and maintain www.mikebfamilytree.com. My grandmother was a Frech and so that is where Clara comes in at. There are 2 Clara Frechs in the line. One being born in Aug 1869 to John Jospeh and Rose and then the other Clara born Dec 1879 to Albert and Mary. Albert was my Great Grandfather. He was indeed a bartender. My initial guess is that She is the later one born in 1879. That would put her in the 8-12 age group for this incredible photo and that would fit. Its funny because not long ago, I had someone email me a listing on ebay with an old Christmas card with Clara's signature on it. WOW this is awesome to see such a great photo. Thank you for sharing. I will email you my mailing address :-)

    Mike Jones

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  17. Connie:

    I love that you've been discovered, and as Iggy says...I knew you when! I hope to get back to more serious sleuthing soon...my seasonal job was extended 5 more weeks, so time will still be tight for awhile. Love the photo and that you've made a connection already! ~Abra

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  18. Congrats on the B.O.N.e

    :) Interesting blog concept.

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  19. Very Very Nice!

    Congrats on being a BON!

    Steve
    Common Cents
    http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

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  20. I told the fellow, Burt, who gave me his photography collection last week about your site and how you attempt to reconnect images with family. His eyes lit up. His intention for his collection was to write a family story using all of the images he'd collected. On top of his box is written "Adopt a Family Project." He wanted to know what I intended doing with the photos and I told him sharing them with others. That made him smile.

    Love the curl in the middle of her forehead that looks like a lost snail.

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  21. hey lovely blog:)
    and....
    we have a lot of fashion stuff who are waiting you,for find those brand...please help us...

    http://howcanufind.blogspot.com

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  22. very nice photos. I love seeing pictures from back when times were simpler

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  23. Holy smokes! Blogger sure has routed a lot of traffic your way. Love when there are follow ups to a photo.

    I've mentioned in the past that each of your posts provide a mini screen play in my head bringing these photos to life.

    This is a most entertaining blog.

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  24. Wow, I was very busy with actual work this morning so I am late arriving and you are a HUGE HIT! Of course, we all knew you were, but gosh CONGRATULATIONS on such great traffic!

    I love Clara's photo. She has such a serene and optimistic expression and I'm so excited that she is going home already!

    Norkio

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  25. I love what you are doing! This is such a wonderful thing to do and it is pretty amazing that you have reunited some families!

    Romance In A Glance
    www.romanceinaglance.blogspot.com

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  26. I would have guessed it says Clara Krech ...

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  27. I never click on blogs of note, but today, for some reason I did. Nice to discover you! History is fascinating.
    Congratulations!

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  28. Wow what an interesting photograph. I'm always intrigued by the particular fashion of the times.

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  29. i love your blog! old timey things like these really interest me. congrats on being a blog of note!

    http://jenniferscavone.blogspot.com/

    Ciao!

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  30. Very cool photos. :) Keep finding more. :)

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  31. wonderful work and a wonderful idea! love when the old is brought to life again!

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  32. I come to your blog by chance. But I like it at first sight. I really envy your life. Pregnant!
    I will visit your blog usually.

    By the way, i would like to invite you to my website:

    www.onlinenewshop.com

    and if you can give some suggestion, i will be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
    Have a nice day!

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  33. Saw ur blog in 'blog of note'.Found it gr8.Its a gr8 blog 2 view old photographs and b transported 2 another world.

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  34. I love the concept of reuniting old photos with old family. Love it, and love the old photos even more. Keep it up!

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  35. This is such a great idea for a blog, you DEFINITELY deserve the award you received!!

    What a cool idea to get old photos and explain their history... I am such a buff for this kind of stuff!

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  36. This is truly an amazing idea. Good for you for taking the time to try and reunite families with their pasts. I thought this blog was fantastic.

    karahoag.blogspot.com

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Hi, Thanks for the comments, your input on these old photos is appreciated! I don't do awards, award me a comment! English only please! This is a word verification free blog. I can no longer accept anonymous comments.
Connie