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.

SCROLL DOWN for photographs that need identification:

1.

The studio indicated is Woodward Studios in Mississippi.

1. Unidentified marriage. It seems to be the 1920's era by the clothing.
1. Unidentified marriage. It seems to be the 1920's era by the clothing.

2.

First Man on Bike

2. Man on Bike 1.
2. Man on Bike 1.
Unidentified 9

3.

Second Man on Bike

3. Man on Bike, same location
3. Man on Bike, same location
man 8

4.

Unknown Baby

4. Unknown baby. I restored this photo but I need to add the collar which is reminiscent of the 1890-1920 timeline.
4. Unknown baby. I restored this photo but I need to add the collar which is reminiscent of the 1890-1920 timeline.
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5.

Family Group needs identification of all members.

5. This has been identified as Mary Johnson Blackwell Confirmed by Noel H.
Need to identify family members
5. This has been identified as Mary Johnson Blackwell Confirmed by Noel H. Need to identify family members

6.

Unknown Girl, Crayon Portrait

6. Unknown Girl -Crayon Portrait
6. Unknown Girl -Crayon Portrait

7.

Unknown Toddler

7. Unknown toddler
7. Unknown toddler

8.

Unknown Car Group

8. Unknown Car group
8. Unknown Car group
1.car
1.car
2. car
2. car
3. car
3. car
4. car
4. car
5. car
5. car
6.car
6.car

9.

Two unknown cousins

9. Two unknown cousins
9. Two unknown cousins

10.

Sailor Girl

10. Sailor Girl
10. Sailor Girl

11.

Unknown children

11.Confirmed by Lenore O. l-r: Olivia Johnson Murray, Adelaide Johnson Odom and Welch Johnson. Thank you !
11.Confirmed by Lenore O. l-r: Olivia Johnson Murray, Adelaide Johnson Odom and Welch Johnson. Thank you !

12.

Girl in Window

12. Girl in Window
12. Girl in Window

13.

Unknown Man on Bench

13. Confirmed as Welch Johnson by daughter Elvira, with the assistance of Lenore and Joyce
13. Confirmed as Welch Johnson by daughter Elvira, with the assistance of Lenore and Joyce

14.

Unknown woman in Hat

14. Unknown Woman in Hat
14. Unknown Woman in Hat

15.

Girl in Front of House

15. Girl in Front of House
15. Girl in Front of House

16.

Unknown Cousin

16. Unknown Cousin
16. Unknown Cousin

17.

Unknown Toddler - Crayon Portrait

17. Unknown Toddler - Crayon Portrait
17. Unknown Toddler - Crayon Portrait

Gallery

of identification needed. No restoration done yet.

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