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Back of photo from Shelly Cardiel in Kirkland, WA, reads "Lucetta Gould Bechdolt, Age 22 months, Weight, 26 lbs."
Uploaded: 11 January 2018
2.5" x 4.0" photo from Shelly Cardiel in Kirkland, WA. Photographer: D. Mahan, 43 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. "I am enclosing an old photograph of Lucetta Gould Bechdolt, which was taken at the D. Mahan Studio in Pittsburgh. I attempted to locate someone from the family so that the photograph could be returned to them. However, I was not successful."
Uploaded: 11 January 2018
An anonymous donation of a photo mounted on cardboard, with damage on the edges, of the Miller Bible Class, Class #7 at the Calvary Presbyterian Church, Hill and Swissvale Ave., Wilkinsburg, Pa. 10-25-1914. Note: All men.
Uploaded: 1 September 2020
An anonymous donation of a photo mounted on cardboard, with a little water damage on the back, of Class #5 at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Hill and Swissvale Ave., Wilkinsburg, Pa. Note on the back indicates: Row 5, #8 From left, Mrs. Williams Row 3, #1 Mrs. Evelyn Ferguson; #6 Emmeline Ferguson Row 2, #3 Eleanor Ulrich Row 1, #3 Mrs. Hall; #7 Ms. Rosemeyer Approx. 1925
Uploaded: 1 September 2020
2.5" x 4" photo sent by Pam Temple, Tarentum, PA. "The second envelope has pictures from Ralph McGough who was born 23 February 1908 when they lived at 728 Montclair St. in the 23rd ward of Pittsburgh." There is no mention in the letter from Pam Temple as to the relationship between Mr. Harry Camp and Ralph McGough. Photographed by R. F. Cooper, Central Block, Monongahela City, Pa.
Uploaded: 22 May 2018
2.5" x 4" photo sent by Pam Temple, Tarentum, PA. "The second envelope has pictures from Ralph McGough who was born 23 February 1908 when they lived at 728 Montclair St. in the 23rd ward of Pittsburgh." Writing on back of photo says "With My Compliments, Jim" There is no mention in the letter from Pam Temple as to the relationship between Jas. F. Carters and Ralph McGough. Photographed in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Uploaded: 22 May 2018
Correspondence between Vera Mae Evans Godard, 707 Berkshire Ave., Brookline, Pgh., Pa., and her aunt, Mrs. Margaret Evans, R. D. #3, Holly, Michigan, after the death of their son, Frankie. Donated by A. David Brayton, December 2017.
Uploaded: 13 January 2018
"Mr. and Mrs. John J. Evans announce the marriage of their daughter Vera Mae to Mr. Frank Benjamin Godard, Jr. on Saturday, January the first, nineteen hundred and ten, Saginaw, Michigan. At Home after January fifteenth, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." Donated by A. David Brayton, December 2017.
Uploaded: 13 January 2018
An anonymous donation of a photo mounted on cardboard, with a little water damage on the back, of Class #5 at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Hill and Swissvale Ave., Wilkinsburg, Pa. Note on the back indicates: Row 5, #8 From left, Mrs. Williams Row 3, #1 Mrs. Evelyn Ferguson; #6 Emmeline Ferguson Row 2, #3 Eleanor Ulrich Row 1, #3 Mrs. Hall; #7 Ms. Rosemeyer Approx. 1925
Uploaded: 1 September 2020
An anonymous donation of a photo of Samuel Ferguson. The caption on the back reads: This picture was taken Feb. 28, 1951, when Samuel Ferguson was retired after working 47 years, 1 month, 15 days at the Westinghouse Elec. Corp.
Uploaded: 1 September 2020
An anonymous donation of a photo of the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company Machine Shop. Samuel Ferguson is #3 from the left in the front row. Approximately 1915.
Uploaded: 1 September 2020
Handwritten note on the back says “Laura D. Fimmerman, May “/86. Photographer information: Instantaneous Portraits of Children, A Successful Specialty, Artist, Photographer, Dabbs Studio, Cor. Market & Liberty Str., Pittsburgh, Pa. The negative of this photograph is preserved for a future order and can be reduced for the smallest locket, or enlarged up to life size and finished in crayon, ink or water color.” Note: Ancestry.com has Laura B. Fimmerman, age 54 (b. 1866 in Ohio) married to J. M. Fimmerman and living in Cuyahoga County, Ohio in 1910 and 1920. In 1910 they were married for 28 years, which means they were married in 1882, so this wouldn’t have been her wedding portrait. Their daughter was born about 1886 so this may have been a portrait done after she was born.
Uploaded: 11 January 2018
4.25” x 6.5” photo mounted on matt board. Photographer: Dabbs, Pittsburgh, Pa. Photo is of a formal photo of a young woman.
Uploaded: 11 January 2018
This photo was submitted by Shelley Cardiel (non-member), of Kirkland, WA, in 2009. The note says: "I am enclosing two old photographs from families in Allegheny County, PA. This one is identified as Mrs. A. Franz and was taken at the Fallert Studio in Pittsburgh. I've attempted to locate someone from the families so that the photographs could be returned to them; however, I was not successful. I am passing the photographs along to you in hopes that you might be able to connect them with the families, in addition to seeing that they are shared with others in your community. I recover these treasures as a hobby. Please accept the photographs as a donation."
Uploaded: 16 August 2019
This photo is from a card produced by the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie PA 15106. Espy Post Hours: Ongoing tours on Saturdays between 11:00am and 3:00pm. Free and open to the public. Call for weekday appointments and contact Diane Klinefelter at 412-276-3456 x9 for group tours.
Uploaded: 17 January 2020
7" x 11" portrait of Betty and Frankie Godard. Handwritten on bottom of photo: Betty and Frankie Goddard, Adah Grace children. Photographer: O. C. Henry Studio, 339 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, Penn. Donated by A. David Brayton, December 2017.
Uploaded: 13 January 2018
Photographer: O. C. Henry Studio, 339 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, Penn. Donated by A. David Brayton, December 2017.
Uploaded: 13 January 2018
S&H Green Stamp Book dated October 1921, pocket edition. Does not have any stamps. From the Sperry & Hutchinson Co., New York. Notation on the cover: this little book when filled with stamps issued to CHICAGO and vicinity is good for One Dollar ($1.00) in cash or One Dollar and twenty-five cents ($1.25) in merchandise. Redeemable in State of ILLINOIS only.
Uploaded: 14 September 2020
4.25” x 6.5” photo of two men on what looks like an amusement ride, mounted on a postcard. Donated by Shelly Cardiel in Kirkland, WA. Handwritten note on back of photo: Thomas Greenwalt | Allen Neil | Sat., Oct. 24th, 1914
Uploaded: 14 January 2018
4.25” x 6.5” photo of two men on what looks like an amusement ride, mounted on a postcard. Donated by Shelly Cardiel in Kirkland, WA: I am enclosing an old photograph of Thomas GREENWALT and AJlen NEIL of Allegheny County, PA. I've attempted to locate someone from the family so that the photograph could be returned to them; however, I was not successful. I am passing the photograph along to you in hopes that you might be able to make a connection with the family in addition to sharing the photograph with others in your community.
Uploaded: 14 January 2018
4.25" x 6.5" photo mounted on heavy card stock by A.K.P. Trask at 1210 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. Handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Frank C. Guffy, Elizabeth" and 1882 is noted in the upper right-hand corner on the back as well. The source of this photo donation is unknown.
Uploaded: 17 January 2020
Front and back covers of the 3.75” x 6.0” Autograph Album of Anna M. Hemlein Sample of West View, Allegheny County, Pa,, courtesy of Shelley Cardiel in Kirkland, WA. Condition: Fragile
Uploaded: 11 January 2018
3.75” x 6.0” Autograph Album of Anna M. Hemlein Sample courtesy of Shelley Cardiel in Kirkland, WA. “I am enclosing an old autograph album, which originally belongs to Ann M.H. Sample of Allegheny County, PA. I’ve attempted to locate someone from the family so that the album could be returned to them; however, I was not successful. I am passing the album along to you in hopes that ou might be able to make a connection with the family in addition to sharing the album with other in your community.” Cover pages of album read: Compliments of Annie M. Sample, Ingomar, Pa., Allegheny Co., Pa., Dec 6. 1895 (left). Presented to Anna M. H. Sample by her Mother, Christmas, 1884 (right). Many pages are decorated with stickers; many pages are very faint and hardly readable on the PDF. Condition: Fragile
Uploaded: 11 January 2018
4.25" x 6.5" photo mounted on heavy card stock by Dabbs, 174 Liberty Street, Pittsburgh, PA. Handwritten note on the back of the photo is written in pencil and is very hard to read. It looks to be "G. V. Hoag, Pittsburg, 1886." However, there is an Israel V. Hoag listed on the 1880 U.S. Census in Pittsburgh, PA. Source of photo unknown.
Uploaded: 17 January 2020
2.35" x 3.8" photo sent by Pam Temple, Tarentum, PA. "The second envelope has pictures from Ralph McGough who was born 23 February 1908 when they lived at 728 Montclair St. in the 23rd ward of Pittsburgh." There is no mention in the letter from Pam Temple as to the relationship between Adam J. Icelar and Ralph McGough. Photographed by Hunt & Rogers, Nos. 25 & 28, In the Neck, Brownsville, Pa.
Uploaded: 22 May 2018
To the best of our transcription ability, included is an index of the names and dates, in order, page-by-page, of the “autographs” found in Maggie Koester’s Autograph Book.
Uploaded: 18 September 2020
4.25" x 6.5" photo mounted on heavy card stock by "Pach Photography, 841 Broadway, Cor 13th St., New York. Your Duplicates order No. 4464." Handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Richard Breeden Large (Learge), Elizabeth, PA, 1882). The handwritten Learge was verified to be Large. There is a Richard B. Large in Elizabeth, PA. on the 1880 U.S. Census Source of photo donation unknown.
Uploaded: 17 January 2020
6.5" x 8.5" formal photo of a woman and man seated and two men standing behind, mounted on matt board. Notes on back read: Mrs. Thomas McGormack, South Dorset, Vt. Box 24, State Road, second house, south of school. Possible photographer notes: Man + lady X Blue | men XX Brown No. 6-1116 28
Uploaded: 14 January 2018
6.5" x 8.5" formal photo of a woman and man seated and two men standing behind, mounted on matt board. Photograher: Smith, Manchester, Vt. (Possible handwritten photographer notes at top of matt board: X eyes | XX eyes) Photo submitted by Brenda Sack, 10/19/2017: "I found these photos while clearing my parents' home. My mother would "rescue" them from garage and estate sales in Allegheny and Westmoreland Cos. They are not family members. Please do as you wish with them. I can't just throw them away."
Uploaded: 7 January 2018
4.25" x 2.5" photo sent by Pam Temple, Tarentum, PA. "The second envelope has pictures from Ralph McGough who was born 23 February 1908 when they lived at 728 Montclair St. in the 23rd ward of Pittsburgh." There is no mention in the letter from Pam Temple as to the relationship between Adam J. Icelar and Ralph McGough. Photographed by Hunt & Rogers, Nos. 25 & 28, In the Neck, Brownsville, Pa.
Uploaded: 22 May 2018
5" x 3.5" postcard from S. McG. to Mrs. Mary B. Sloan sent by Pam Temple, Tarentum, PA. "The second envelope has pictures from Ralph McGough who was born 23 February 1908 when they lived at 728 Montclair St. in the 23rd ward of Pittsburgh." Writing on back of photo says "With My Compliments, Jim" Note on back of postcard says "This is Bart's house."
Uploaded: 22 May 2018
4.25" x 6.5" photo mounted on heavy card stock by an unknown studio. Handwritten note on the back of the photo is written twice in pencil, "A. F. McKinley, Elizabeth, Pa, May 1887." Source of photo unknown.
Uploaded: 17 January 2020
2.5" x 4.25" photo sent by Pam Temple, Tarentum, PA. Photographer J.M. & E. R. Abrams Photographers (Successors to B. Uhle), 90 & 92 Federal Street, Allegheny, PA. "There are two envelopes and one is marked Temple Bible. These pictures were found in the bible of my great grandparents Alexander Temple, 1836-1900 and his wife Elmira E. Long, 1839-1913. I have no idea who the tintype pictures are but the other picture has a name on the back of it. Do not know if she is a friend or relative. They lived in Aliquippa, PA."
Uploaded: 22 May 2018
This is a photo that was found in the collection of Harry H. Kichta that has no other identifying marks except the date and the photo studio, Ott's Photo Service, 7108 Campania Avenue, Pittsburgh 6, PA. HI 9397, September 28, 1945, #2. This would have been taken just after the end of World War II, so maybe it was a celebration of some sort, but only for men.
Uploaded: 18 January 2020
4.25” x 6.5” photo of two men on what looks like an amusement ride, mounted on a postcard. Donated by Shelly Cardiel in Kirkland, WA: I am enclosing an old photograph of Thomas GREENWALT and AJlen NEIL of Allegheny County, PA. I've attempted to locate someone from the family so that the photograph could be returned to them; however, I was not successful. I am passing the photograph along to you in hopes that you might be able to make a connection with the family in addition to sharing the photograph with others in your community.
Uploaded: 13 January 2018
4.25” x 6.5” photo of two men on what looks like an amusement ride, mounted on a postcard. Donated by Shelly Cardiel in Kirkland, WA. Handwritten note on back of photo: Thomas Greenwalt | Allen Neil | Sat., Oct. 24th, 1914
Uploaded: 14 January 2018
4.25" x 6.5" photo mounted on heavy card stock by Dabbs, 174 Liberty Street, Pittsburgh, PA. Handwritten note on the back of the photo is written in pencil and is very hard to read. It says "Will (?) E. Newlin, Elizabeth." Source unknown.
Uploaded: 17 January 2020
Various programs from 1952 and 1953. Correspondence with Gloria Ours.
Uploaded: 10 January 2018
8" x 10" photo received from Gloria Ours in February 2011. Signatures on the back of photo: Donald Szurley, Bernard Obusek, Marie Sheppard, Clyde L. Peters, Mary Hannon, Jos. E. Johnson, Grace Blum, Catherine Stuehling, Agnes M. Dyer, Ruth R. Evanson, Martha Reider, and Carl Lundeen
Uploaded: 10 January 2018
2" x 3" photo sent by Pam Temple, Tarentum, PA. "The second envelope has pictures from Ralph McGough who was born 23 February 1908 when they lived at 728 Montclair St. in the 23rd ward of Pittsburgh." There is no mention in the letter from Pam Temple as to the relationship between Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Paff and Ralph McGough.
Uploaded: 22 May 2018
This photo was submitted by Shelley Cardiel (non-member), of Kirkland, WA, in 2008. She wrote: "I am enclosing a group of old photographs belonging to the Payne Family of Pittsburgh. (This one is of Great Grandfather Payne, taken in Pittsburgh, PA) I've attempted to locate someone from the family so that the photographs could be returned to them; however, I was not successful. I am passing the photographs along to you in hopes that you might be able to connect them with the families, in addition to seeing that they are shared with others in your community. I recover these treasures as a hobby. Please accept the photographs as a donation."
Uploaded: 16 August 2019
This photo was submitted by Shelley Cardiel (non-member), of Kirkland, WA, in 2008. She wrote: "I am enclosing a group of old photographs belonging to the Payne Family of Pittsburgh. (This one is of Great Grandmother Payne, taken at Dabbs Studio in Pittsburgh, PA.) I've attempted to locate someone from the family so that the photographs could be returned to them; however, I was not successful. I am passing the photographs along to you in hopes that you might be able to connect them with the families, in addition to seeing that they are shared with others in your community. I recover these treasures as a hobby. Please accept the photographs as a donation."
Uploaded: 16 August 2019
This photo was submitted by Shelley Cardiel (non-member), of Kirkland, WA, in 2008. She wrote: "I am enclosing a group of old photographs belonging to the Payne Family of Pittsburgh. (This one is of Mattie Payne taken by Van Pelt & Webber, in Pittsburgh, PA.) I've attempted to locate someone from the family so that the photographs could be returned to them; however, I was not successful. I am passing the photographs along to you in hopes that you might be able to connect them with the families, in addition to seeing that they are shared with others in your community. I recover these treasures as a hobby. Please accept the photographs as a donation."
Uploaded: 16 January 2020
This photo was submitted by Shelley Cardiel (non-member), of Kirkland, WA, in 2009. The note says: "I am enclosing two old photographs from families in Allegheny County, PA. This one is of Ethel Schnider, which was taken at Jarrett's Studio in East Liberty, PA. I've attempted to locate someone from the families so that the photographs could be returned to them; however, I was not successful. I am passing the photographs along to you in hopes that you might be able to connect them with the families, in addition to seeing that they are shared with others in your community. I recover these treasures as a hobby. Please accept the photographs as a donation."
Uploaded: 16 August 2019
6" x 8.5" copied black & white photograph, with no identification noted, except that it was with another photo with Mary Lan Schnupp noted. No location is noted. The source of this photograph donation is unknown.
Uploaded: 23 January 2020
5" x 8.5" copied black & white photograph, with a faintly handwritten note on the back with the names Mary Lang Schnupp (standing), Kath Kraus Heigl (seated left), Augusta Kraus Lang (seated right), and Edward Charles Schnupp (baby in front). Positions on the photo are assumed by the placement of the names on the back of the photo. No location is noted. The source of this photograph donation is unknown.
Uploaded: 23 January 2020
Uploaded: 23 September 2020
Letter included with photo.
Uploaded: 23 September 2020
Thank you to Carolyn West for submitting this photo to WPGS and providing the following information: "Found this picture of Charles Seidel, M.D., in some papers that my family had. I think this is his graduation picture from the University of Michigan, class of the Mid-1880s. The photographer is Revanaugh from Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Back of photo says Chas Seidel M.D. Pitsburg PA) I didn't want to destroy the picture and thought that maybe you know some of his descendants or would want the picture in your Collections." Carolyn West, 219 Prarie View Court, Waupaca, WI 54981 | May 5, 2017
Uploaded: 23 September 2020
Woman on horse photo postcard sent to Mrs. Mary B. Sloan, 810 Sheridan Street, Monongahela, PA: Dear Cousan Mary I received your postal card it found the house you said in your postal you was coming soon that will be alright let me know when you come and what train so I can meet you noting more "Sue G" Note: This is Bart's horse.
Uploaded: 17 November 2019