I have two photos to share with you today. Our first is a photo postcard.
On back is an area for a name and address and a message, much like the postcards of today. Notice the area for the stamp. There are the letters AZO on all four sides with upward pointed triangles in each corner – this dates the postcard to 1904-1918.
How does the date correspond to the dress of the woman? During the early days of the twentieth century women were still very modest in their dress, from the floor-length gowns of the first days to a slight hike in hemlines by 1918. But a knee length dress? And short sleeves? Perhaps this woman was an actress or singer?
Also notice the name of the photo studio printed on the side – the first time I’ve seen a name on a photo postcard. Astoria Photo Studio, 32 Flushing Avenue, Astoria, Long Island. I could find nothing on the studio. Online I did find that Flushing Avenue is now known as Astoria Boulevard.
Our second photo was perhaps taken a little earlier. I think both women look very similar – could this be the same person? In the first photo she would be a little plumper. Probably not the same, but interesting. Here again is a much shorter dress – in an earlier time period. I would date this photo to 1900. She strikes an interesting pose!
This photo is on a very stiff card, with no information on back.
Always interesting to look back at old photos.
Categories: Old Photos
I don’t think they are the same person, note the different noses, hair line, and lower face/chin. Just an observation.
I recall in a previous post that you purchase pictures of unknown people. If I might make a segestion if at some time you might donate those photos to family treasures lost or any site that returns photos to the families. Many people have lost their family harritage due to moving away and loosing touch with loved ones. Now those loved ones are searching for their past. You could also donate digital copies only. Thanks so much! Kind regards, Karen
On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, Kentucky Kindred Genealogy wrote:
> Kentucky Kindred Genealogical Research posted: “I have two photos to share > with you today. Our first is a photo postcard. On back is an area for a > name and address and a message, much like the postcards of today. Notice > the area for the stamp. There are the letters AZO on all four sides with > upwa” >