A charming old postcard photograph I had bought
somewhere many years ago during my antiquing days.
Written in pencil on the back: Your cousin, Hazle Kimble, Ohio
It is addressed to: Miss Effie Kimble
This morning in the deep dark recesses of my closet, I had a job to do ... tackle my laundry basket that is overflowing. To me it seems the most appealing clothes have to be washed on "hand washable", "delicate" or dry cleaned so this required extra time and several piles. While I was sitting on the floor separating the clothes, I was eye level to one of my drawers full of some of my antique treasures. Distracted, I opened the drawer and found a letter I wanted to use on a future blog. The letter was in a pile of old photographs I had rediscovered recently in another closet. These future blogs are going to take some time so I thought I would post a few photographs today that I found while I work on the drafts of the others.
The three most interesting photographs are badly faded and foxed. I had my doubts that I could do my "magic" on them to help the images. I apologize for the poor quality but I still thought they were worthy of sharing and that they still had a little life in them. These photos were known as cabinet cards, they reached their peak in the 1880s. I later found out in my Googling, these photos are most likely over 100 year old! I'd be faded and foxed, too, at that age!
Della Fox, (1870-1913), was also a popular performer
in the days of vaudeville. Her bobbed hair became the
rage and was imitated by young girls all over America.
(Oops, forgot to crop this one) Had no idea that
Weber and Field were referred to as "the mother of all
vaudeville teams". Known as a "Dutch" act, there
was a lot of information about them on the web.
Love this one! When I was searching her name,
I was getting a message about blocking popups, I avoid co$tly popup$.
I do think there is information about this actress out there.
I had no idea I would be able to find out anything about these mysterious people in the photographs. I learned something today. I have had these old pictures for years, on the back of one was as sticker that said, "3 for $1". A little history for one dollar. You can't put a price tag on history!
Back to the washing machine, I have my "delicate" and "hand washables" waiting to be "line dried".