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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 ladies pictured, and now I know that her first name was Lissy. Still no surname, unfortunately.

Here are the two images I posted earlier.

Ladies 3 Ladies 2

Now, here are the newly discovered images of the same woman. The back of the first one says something like, “To the memory of Hamburg, 10/9 1912, Lissy.” This is how I learned her first name, and she is on the right. Same woman, am I correct?

MysteryLady 1 (2) MysteryLadymesg

This one is dated 1911 on the back, but offers no other information. Lissy wears the same dress that appears in the two images I published earlier, so I presume that this one was taken during the same studio photo shoot. Great-grandpa Leo clearly cared about her enough to keep all three views. It makes me wonder if they were just friends or sweethearts.

MysteryLady 2 (3)

This one is also dated 1911, with no other information on the back.

MysteryLady 1 (3)

Finally, here is an undated picnic shot, with Lissy on the left again gazing into the heavens.

MysteryLady 1 (1)

I wish I knew more about Lissy, but I don’t. As I dig into the (as yet unscanned, untranslated) postcards, I’ll keep my eye out for more information about or from her.

It seems that my charming (truly, he was) great-grandpa Leo had no shortage of friends, and I’m very grateful that none of them seem to be camera shy.

Happy Monday, People.

6 comments on “Lissy, Another Mystery Friend

  1. Amy
    January 26, 2015

    There are just gorgeous photographs. And she is such a stunning young woman with a very sweet face. I hope you learn more about her.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. currentdescendent
    January 27, 2015

    I love these!


  3. Jana Last
    January 27, 2015

    Such beautiful pictures! And Lissy must have been a very special person in your great-grandpa’s life.


    • Pancho
      January 28, 2015

      I agree, Jana. I just wish that I knew more about what their relationship actually was.


  4. Su Leslie
    January 29, 2015

    These are wonderful photos; and she is such a beautiful young woman. Hope you can find out more about her. 🙂


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