New Brunswick, BC Mother and Child

Frederickton NB Mother and Child

One of my favorite photos. This one was found in an antique store in Salinas, California. I fell in love with this photo and and it hangs on a wall in the frame it was found in. It was also the first old photo that I bought and I guess, started me on getting hooked on collecting. I would love to know the names of these two young ladies. I presume them to be mother and daughter. Some web research shows that this may have been taken by photographer John Harvey. The Harvey studio was founded in 1883 according to their website, and their current address is still on Queen St., in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Note the “mutton-leg” or “gigot” style sleeves of the mother’s dress.

Tief im Böhmerwald


Tief im Böhmerwald pc1Tief im Böhmerwald pc2

Postcard in German. “Tief im Böhmerwald” translated as “Deep in the Bohemian Forest”  Postmarked in Stuttgart, Germany. The sender dated the postcard and it appears to read as 15.12.1904 – 15th of December 1904.



Reid Family in San Luis Obispo, CA

Grandma and Aunt Mary's Home 1Grandma and Aunt Mary's Home 2MargaretWilliamWilliam at 1306 Higuera StMother and Wendell Mother and Wendell Our Home Our Home Ella Margaret and WendellHotshots Billy and Myself 001Hotshots Billy and Myself Wendell, Bill and Me Wendell, Bill and Me Grandma and Grandpa Grandma and GrandpaAunt EthelAunt Ethel Cousins and Their Dollies Cousins and Their DolliesWendell and His Teddy Bear Wendell and His Teddy Bear Wendell and Ella Margaret Wendell and Ella Margaret

These charming photos are from a small leather-bound photo album found in a Morgan Hill, California antique store. They are of the Reid Family of San Luis Obispo, California, and the comments on them appear to have been written by Margaret V. Reid, granddaughter of Thompson Reid and Charlotte Marinda Manson. Margaret was the daughter of William Thompson Reid and Ruth Waite. Margaret V. Reid’s siblings were William and Wendell “Wennie”. The top photo shows the grandparent’s home at 1306 Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo. Others identified in the photos are the children’s mother, Ruth (Waite) Reid, Ella Margaret Hoyt, cousin to Margaret, William and Wendell, and their Aunt Ethel C. Reid (married name Senom?)