This page represents the struggle of getting photos authenticated. As time passes and photos are not shared it becomes more difficult for loved ones to identify and they are lost in time. Sometimes there are conflicting ID's and we appreciate when all comments are shared. Each of your opinions are valuable!
I have marked these photos with numbers. If you can comment on them please reference the number and email me or the contact form on this website .
If you have a matching photograph please authenticate what you have in your possession as best as you can. Then we will leave it up to the viewer if there are conflicting opinions.
If you have older family members that do not use a computer please share from your phone or print out and mail to them for ID assistance.
I restored quite a few of these photographs and will continue to do so as time permits.
Thank you so much in advance for helping!
Many times I am asked, "Are we sure those are photographs?" This usually coincides with a viewer looking at what is called "crayon portraits." said LeFloris L. .
A crayon portrait is a solar enlargement of a photographic negative. An artist will embellish with charcoal or pastels which gives the piece the appearance of a drawing. These were mostly done between 1840-1900.
Here is one link to understanding the process:www.restoreoldphotosnow (add .com)
You can tell which ones are crayon portraits.
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The studio indicated is Woodward Studios in Mississippi.
First Man on Bike
Second Man on Bike
Family Group needs identification of all members.
Unknown Girl, Crayon Portrait
Unknown Car Group
Two unknown cousins
Girl in Window
Unknown Man on Bench
Unknown woman in Hat
Girl in Front of House
Unknown Toddler - Crayon Portrait
of identification needed. No restoration done yet.
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