I reunite identified family photos that I find in antique shops and second hand stores with genealogists and family historians. If you see one of your ancestors here and would like to obtain the original, feel free to contact me at familyphotoreunion [ at ] yahoo [ dot ] com. I also accept donations of pre-1927 images to be reunited. I hope you enjoy your visit!
~The Archivist

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What a Shame Wednesday, Unknown Mother & Daughter, 1907 - 1909

This lovely mother-daughter postcard portrait from about 1908-1910 was found in an antique shop in Airdrie, Alberta.  Unfortunately, the little note on the reverse doesn't provide any hints to the identity of the pair, or to place where it was taken:

Dear Emma,

Just to show you how Canadian air suits me, do not be long before you write, with love to you all, Hettie.

We know the postcard dates to about 1907-1909 because of the AZO stamp box's diamond corners.  I am guessing it was displayed for some time on a wall or display area because of the large hole in the top centre.
Wouldn't it be great if someone recognized this picture?


  1. According to Geneabloggers today is your blogiversary. Happy first blogiversary.

  2. Thanks so much, Olga! It's been a fun year of research!