Category Archives: Historical Photography

Tombstone Tuesday: Nelson and Mary Anderson, Swedish Immigrants

I can say with reasonable certainty that almost all of my ancestor families were in the United States before the Revolutionary War. These two are two of my three known ancestors who were not from pre-Revolutionary families. Great-great grandparents Nelson … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Uncle Wayne Andrews, Illinois State Champion, Long Jump, 1922 and 1923

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Barn Raising about 1922

My grandmother, an avid photographer all her life, documented her father’s building of a new barn in the early 1920′s in central Illinois. These pictures are at the beginning of her second picture album and demonstrate a keen eye for … Continue reading

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