The People of Pancho

At Play In The Archive

Lissy, Another Mystery Friend

Several months back, I posted some images of mystery ladies that I found in my great-grandpa Leo Lessiack’s treasure pile. I have since found a few more images of one of the … Continue reading

Featured · 2 Comments

Flying High in the Hamburg Sky

In my great-grandpa Leo’s treasure pile, I came across these super fun novelty postcards dated 1911. There is no writing on the back of either one of them, except for the … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Franz, An Important Mystery Friend

In my recent scanning binge, I came across several images of the same young man, which suggests that he must have been important to my Great-grandpa Leo. Eventually, I found a … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 13 Comments

Mystery Friend, 1909

Here’s where a little German language skill would come in handy. This photo card from a friend to Leo is actually quite well-annotated on the back; I could probably make … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Early Days of Emmi

As I described in an earlier post, my great-grandpa Franz Georg Leopold Lessiack had three sisters: Emmi, Wally (which I presume is pronounced with a “V” sound), and Johanna, and one … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · 11 Comments

Scanner, Accordion, and Cousins: Welcome to 2015

Hello, People. I hope that your holidays were glorious, and that your new year is off to a happy, healthy start. At our house, a nasty cold has been knocking … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 6 Comments

Fröhliche Weihnachten to the Lessiacks, and to You

It’s been wonderful spending 2014 with you, my blogging People. I look forward to more adventures in the archives in 2015, but until then I’m going to take a break to … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 6 Comments

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 63 other followers