Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I've got a small pile of photos here - mostly from the 1930s and 1940s, all borrowed from my parents so that I can scan copies of them and try to make sure that those who want copies can get them and those that are interested can see them... the frustrating thing is, many of the folks in these photos aren't identified. Sure, lots of them are but every now and then I come across a photo of people that I've not seen in any others.. "oooh a new person" I think to myself or "I wonder who these other people are". These are the ones that get me. So, since I've not posted for a few weeks I thought I'd share one of my frustrating photos with the world (or at least those who happen by for a read).

The writing on reverse: Leonard Anderson sitting down and two cousins

Two cousins???? which two??? Are they Andersons or Quicks or what???? UGGGGGH! Grandma what were you thinking? Anybody out there recognize these guys? Can anyone tell me when this photo might have been taken? I have no earthly idea!


  1. Oh, boy, am I familiar with this problem. The thing that kills me about the pictures I inherited from my mother is that the only photos she wrote on the back of were ones in which I CAN identify the people. I have posted a number of my "mystery" photos on Facebook so that my cousins can check them out, but so far no luck.

  2. I have an old photo of my Godmother and asked who the woman standing next to her was.

    I was told "Oh, that's Legs Diamond's girlfriend."

    Someday, I'll have to see if I can verify that identification!