At Play In The Archive
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.
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?
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.
This one is also dated 1911, with no other information on the back.
Finally, here is an undated picnic shot, with Lissy on the left again gazing into the heavens.
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.