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Spring Cleaning

Hello, People. I wish you all happiness in celebrating whichever of the Spring holidays resonates for you. I myself have been in the grips of Spring cleaning both my house … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · 15 Comments

Tour’s End at the Grand Canyon

Hello, People. This post wraps up the Lessiack family travels through New Mexico, Northern California, Southern California, and into Arizona, where they ended their trip by visiting the Grand Canyon in … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · 19 Comments

Southern California Dreaming in 1927

Hello, People. Today we continue the Lessiack family travels up and down the California coast in 1927. I covered their Northern California travels last time, ending in the beautiful Muir … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · 8 Comments

Northern California Dreaming in 1927

Hello, People. Today I’m sharing the next installment in the Lessiack family travels, this time to the Golden State in 1927. I’m very fond of these photographs because I’ve lived … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · 22 Comments

The Method Behind the Madness

Hello, People. I’ve gotten a few queries about how I manage my archive, so I’m going to digress a bit today and describe my process. If nerdy details are not your cup … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · 28 Comments

Keil Family Portraits

Emma Lessiack Keil, born November 24, 1886, was the elder sister of my great-grandfather, Franz Georg Leopold Lessiack. Emma was married to Bruno Max Keil, and their daughter, Wally Keil, was born … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 16 Comments

Wally in Winter, 1915

I’m not sure why I find this 1915 picture of Emma and Wally Keil so funny, but maybe it’s because we all sometimes take things just a little too far when … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 12 Comments