Long Ago Children
I’m still combing through my great-grandparents’ photos — alas, mostly unlabeled — and I came across these carefully preserved images of children who must have been dear to them. There are no clues as to the childrens’ identities, other than the location of the studios in which the photographs were taken.
If you recognize of these mystery children, please leave a comment.
The back of the postcard (below) indicates that this picture was taken in 1906 in Hamburg — where my great-grandfather Leo Lessiack was from — but the identity of the dapper little boy is unknown to me.
I absolutely adore the photographer’s rabbit logo.
These little girls in their white lawn dresses, giant hair bows, and special necklaces are so sweet — I wish I knew who they were. Date, photographer, and location unknown.
These next two photographs were taken in New Jersey, based on the studio information.
I assume that this is a graduation photograph, because the unidentified girl is holding a rolled up paper — probably a diploma — in her right hand.
This little girl with her white doggie and carefully styled hair is so precious. The vintage of this photograph is more recent than the others, but I don’t know the name of the child or the date the photograph was taken.
I hope that your week is off to a grand start, People. Mine has been very busy thus far. Stories of young Franz Georg Leopold Lessiack — aka my great-grandpa Leo — coming soon, I promise.