The People of Pancho

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Leo’s Northeastern Tour, 1913

Hello, People. I’m heading to Napa Valley this coming weekend to visit my friend Maren, and to accomplish what I hope will be a ton of translating. I have a scrapbook … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 12 Comments

A Mysterious But Witty Tribute

One of the more puzzling artifacts that I came across in my recent scanning binge (oh, but there is still so much more to do, People) is this unlabeled photograph of … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · 11 Comments

Leo Arrives in America

Happy Thursday, People. I’m just back from a wonderful trip to celebrate my paternal grandmother’s 90th birthday with her. All her children and grandchildren were in attendance for the big day, … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 8 Comments

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

January 26, 2015 · 6 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 · 14 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
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