These pictures are from a very old album Pop had.  

I don't know who these people are or where these pictures are taken.

Some of these photos seem to be from another country.

 I think these are probably Pop's parents and / or relatives.

A number of these photos were seriously degraded.  I was able to enhance and partially store some of them.

If someone recognizes any of these locations, vehicles, etc., let me know and I will update the site.

02-27-07 - I would like to thank the people out there on the WWW who have been kind enough
to help with these photos.  I can't give all of you thumbs up, unfortunately....but If I could, I would.
Thanks again,  Dan

I don't know what this is.  It almost looks like a garage or something.  It looks like a barrel of water and some trash cans in front.  Four sets of double doors with sliding dead bolts.  

A couple people and horses.  Doesn't quite look like the U.S.

Unknown man in Sunday finest.

A closeup of this individual.

Looks like the matriarch, four daughters and four grand kids.

Two kids from the previous photo

Two nurses?  This looks kind of like an overseas photo.

Someone else and their son(?)  I wonder where or when checkered  patterns were in  vogue.

Another nurse (?)  The tree seems to be a popular spot to take photos. The architecture of the homes in the background looks European.

From Blue Prairie:

I'm afraid I can tell you more about the women's clothes.

The nurses are in mid-teens uniforms, 1915-1916.

The women in the other photos are wearing dresses from 1912
(big hats, long skirts) through the 1926-1928 period.

The cloche in the last 2 pictures is typical of the late 20's
as are the very short skirts on the children.

The man appears to be in a US army uniform, ca 1917-?
Leggings were worn until WWII but I think the riding-style
breeches were phased out when the cavalry was converted to armor.

I had to look up the word 'Cloche':

( French word for bell ) Soft style of the 1920's,
fashioned from a hood of chiffon or handkerchief felt.
Hat that covered the head to the neck in back;
it came to the eyebrows in front. A flapper age, boyish style.

-Thanks Blue Prairie

This is the same family.  I don't know much about older vehicles.  Anyone know what this is?

From Halcyon:

The bottom picture with the pick up bed is a Ford Model T circa 1925.

A close up.  I wonder if the woman on the left is one of the women in the nurses uniform.

No idea on this one.  Looks like a hospital or civil structure in the back ground.

The same family

Another photo of the first family near the top of the page.  I scanned in the photos as they appeared in the album.

A woman with a pretty good sized garden.

I ' m guessing these were the kids from the first family photo grown older.  The house sure looks nicer.

This  looks like the same man in other photos on a beach.  The structures behind them  look like a series of A-Frames.  It looks like there was an image that bled onto the photo - top right.   It almost looks like it says Food Production.

Kids from the previous photos.

The child from the previous photo.      

Mother and daughter


East Coast?


Looks kind of like a boy in a dress?

Boy Girl

From Robert Shcarba - Chicago, August 2014:

One of my hobbies is collecting interesting, old, odd, or evocative images, and sometimes colorizing them.  In so doing, I came across this puzzling image at your website:

My best guess at its meaning is that it might be a picture taken at Halloween.  In earlier times, it was not unheard-of for young boys to dress as girls for their Halloween costume, and it was not seen as provocative or "kinky" in those days.  I can still recall seeing an example of this as recently as the early 1960s in my old neighborhood here in Chicago, when I was a kid.'s just a guess, anyway.  I suppose it could be a girl with an odd haircut?

I've attached a copy of the JPEG file with my colorization of it.  I thought perhaps you'd find it of interest.

Bob Scharba
Chicago, IL, USA

Thanks for the input Bob,


The family seems to like that particular bush.

The homes are looking nicer.

Pier on the east coast (?)

I wonder if this is a U.S. photo.

If I was to guess I would say this man  is in an army.  One chevron up usually means  a private, but there are four chevrons  down. A sergeant?

The  the two slashes on the sleeve would indicate eight years or service in the U.S.

Leggings like this - WW1?

From DarkHelmet:

That is a picture of a soldier from the era of World War 1.
He is a private, E-2.
The straight stripes on his sleeves are his service stripes.
The smaller chevrons are his war stripes.

From Paducha Billy:

I say Private, and many campaigns, maybe some longevity.
Looks like USA Army, probably WW1 or Early WW2.

Not NCO and not Officer.

PS. Loved the photos, thanks for sharing.

Retired Capt USAF (me)  

- Thanks.  If you look at the 'In Memorium' page, you will see a number of photos from WWII - the Army Airforce - Stuff you don't see every day.  

From Yes, it's Me:

I can help you with the one on the bottom.
It appears to be a 1929 Austin Coupe made in England.

From Sarah:

I don't even know if this address is the same person that posted the
question on yahoo, I hope it is, since no one really answered your question
correctly and I wanted to you know what the stripes were on the uniform in
the picture...

The top chevron on the upper portion of both arms are in fact Private first
class chevrons, the "upside down" ones on the wearers left arm are overseas
chevrons from the first world war, each enlisted man who has served
honorably in the military service for 3 years wears the slash stripes that
you see also on the left sleeve. If the uniform had the same "upside down"
chevrons on the right arm they would be wound chevrons.

I hope this helps.

This photo speaks for itself.

Had to provide a close up of the hat.  It looks like pineapple slices around the hat.