Album Rescue Project: Album 1, Photos 116-119

Fancy hats and fur in the next few photos:

Photo 116

Check out the little dolls our album’s star and her friend are holding up in the next photo:

Photo 117

The caption on this next photo shows it was taken in Harrisburg (perhaps that is related to the photo’s code…):

Photo 118: Harrisburg

Quite a group pose in this next shot:

Photo 119


Album Rescue Project: Album 1, Photos 112-115

Anyone familiar with this type of uniform/weapon? From the web research, I did, I think this is a U.S. Army uniform from WWI:

Photo 112

The following date is written on the back:

Reverse of Photo 112: Nov 11, 1918

The photo below has the same code:

Photo 113

Reverse of Photo 113: April 10, 1919

Below is another fun shot of the album’s star with her friends:

Photo 114

Anyone recognize this bridge?

Photo 115

Album Rescue Project: Album 1, Photos 106-111

We have an identified subject in Photo 106:

Photo 106

Reverse of Photo 106: Fredinand G/T? Law about 14 years old

I double-checked the physical photo and it is cut off at the top as pictured in the scan above. I didn’t find records for a Ferdinand G. or T. Law. There is a Ferdinand Law from Ohio in the 1920 census. I suppose that could be this Ferdinand — perhaps he is a relative of our album’s star, who is based in Pennsylvania.

Below is the album’s star with an older woman, whom I don’t think we’ve seen before:

Photo 107

Below are photos with a baby who is 4 months old, if the captions are accurate (no notes on the back this time). Perhaps the same baby who appeared at the age of 7 weeks old earlier in the album?

Photo 108

Photo 109

Baby in a basket:

Photo 110


Photo 111

Those who are watching the codes will note that the baby photos in this post have two different letters, E and H. The previous baby photos in the album also had E and H in the codes. The 6- to 7-week-old baby photos shown earlier had the letter H in the codes.

Also note that in the photo above, the age of the baby is written in pencil and the code is added in ink.

Album Rescue Project: Album 1, Photos 100-105

This next set of photos confirms a connection to Maryland and features one of the best photos so far in the album.

Here we have the four gentlemen, still posing with their car:

Photo 100

And here’s a photo from another mystery location:

Photo 101

Next is one of the best photos so far. Yes, the guy on the left is blurry. It’s everything else that’s so excellent:

Photo 102

There are so many details in this photo! The Chevrolet ad in the upper left, the Coca-Cola ad down at the bottom, the wooden barrels. The African-American woman and the boy in waders and a big floppy hat greeting each other. The name of the business and the location information on the sign.

West Friendship is in Howard County, Maryland. I found Herbert H. Cross in the 1920 census, where he is listed as merchant. My guess is that these photos were taken as the guys in the previous photos drove to or from D.C. from Pennsylvania.

Here’s a photo of the album’s star posing on a bridge (note the variation in the code: 2B-1919):

Photo 103

And a photo of a baby, supposedly taken in 1919:

Photo 104

And here are the gentleman posing again in West Friendship in front of the car:

Photo 105

Album Rescue Project: Album 1, Photos 96-99

Here’s another fun series of photos:

Photo 96

Dapper suits, but shabby building.

Photo 97

Nice wheels. Is that guy in the back asleep? I tried to read the year on the plate. It looks like it says 1907, but I believe it’s actually 1917. After comparing the photos here with antique car photos on the web, I *think* this might be a 1917 Ford Model-T.

Photo 98

The guy on the right is so stiff compared to the other three…

Photo 99

The above is a really great photo.

Album Rescue Project: Album 1, Photos 92-95

The next series of photos is one of the reasons why I bought these albums. The photos are taken in Washington, D.C., my hometown.

Photo 92

Nice shot in front of the Capitol. Uh-oh, the guy second from the left has his hand in front of his face. Let’s try again.

Photo 93

This is better, but not everyone’s looking at the camera. C’mon, guys. Focus! Here’s another landmark to see while the guys regroup.

Photo 94

You guys ready? Let’s try one more time.

Photo 95


Album Rescue Project: Album 1, Photos 87-91

We’ve all been confused by the coding system on these photos. Now I’m really beginning to doubt the math skills of the original album owner (or at least the person who labeled the photos).

Photo 87

Note the age of the baby that is written at the bottom — “7 weeks old.” But here’s what’s written on the back:

Reverse of Photo 87: 6 weeks old.

There’s more:

Photo 88

Once again, “7 weeks old” is written at the base of this photo, which conflicts with what’s written on the reverse:

Reverse of Photo 88: 6 weeks old.

One more (nothing written on the back though):

Photo 89

Okay, moving on.

Photo 90

Nice shower cap?

And now, for something completely different.

Photo 91