Friday, November 4, 2016

Photo Friday :: The Mystery Boys of Champaign IL

This series was birthed from the large old photo album I rediscovered in the back of my closet. Many of the photos are from my grandmother's side of the family. There are also unknown photos that came with the album. Story goes my dad, an avid garage saler, picked up a celluloid covered Victorian era photo album on one of his scavenges. It already contained photos of an (as yet) unidentified family. My parents put our own vintage family photos in the album alongside the mystery family's.  As children we marveled at the old fashioned clothing and settings, often wondering who these people were and what their lives were like. Of course, we thought that ALL the people in the photos were our relations! It wasn't until my mom passed the album on to me after my dad died that I learned of the mystery family residing alongside our own!

I plan to share these photos over time, sometimes they will be my family, and identifiable, others will be of the mystery family. Thanks to the world wide web, they may find their way home yet!


Here's the first "mystery photo"! This could be three brothers or it could be a father and two sons, the man on the left looks older to me. Anyway - complete mystery! Not related to my family so I'd love to find them a proper home. Only hint is Champaign IL, unfortunately. Look familiar to anyone?

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