Friday, April 28, 2017

Photo Friday :: Lois and Earl

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!


This photo was actually a postcard and was clipped to (maybe) fit in a frame at one point? The writing on the back was cut in half too. Took me a bit, but I figured it out.

Lois and Earl
and Earl Jr

The woman is Jessie Lois Twining and the man is Jacob Earl Hydeman, her husband. In the carriage is Earl Twining Hydeman born July 7th 1911.

Jessie Lois is my 2nd great aunt. Earl Jr is my 1st cousin 2x removed. Earl is just Earl.

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