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post #1 of 29
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Mods, not sure where to put this, as it is a picture thread, although fur is not involved feel free to move if deemed necessary.

I know most everybody has some old family pix, and I'm sure others may enjoy looking at the really old ones as well. Here's a few from my own family...

This is my great-grandma Rheinisch (I believe, possibly Lienhardt?)who presumably immigrated from Germany. The photo would've been taken in the teens probably of the last century:



My grandad (dad's dad) who was killed in a car wreck in 1929 in Indianapolis, IN I believe, when my dad was 11 years old so I'd guess this pic to be like 1910 or something (my dad was born 1919):


This picture was taken in the backyard at my grandparent's house (mother's side) and shows my eldest brother, sister, unknown, and second brother. Judging by the age my sister appears to be (b. 1947,) I'd guess this to have been taken about 1951 or thereabouts.


And lastly Sunny and I, about 15 years ago. We no longer look like this . He has lost a good deal of hair, and I've gained quite a few wrinkles and about 40 pounds!


Let's see your old pix as well!
post #2 of 29
Those are great pics!
post #3 of 29
Wow the pix are incredible! It's kinda cool how people of that particular era tend to look almost alike.. I'm referring to your grandad's photo. They all have this polished look... right I don't know how to express myself well
post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by decadenz
Wow the pix are incredible! It's kinda cool how people of that particular era tend to look almost alike.. I'm referring to your grandad's photo. They all have this polished look... right I don't know how to express myself well
No, I know what you're talking about. I think it's because it was such a "special" occasion (getting your picture taken,) that folks pulled out all the stops as far as putting on their best suit or whatnot, making sure their hair was "just so" and just done etc. Also, sometime, really look at the guys at a present day formal function or even a board meeting or something similar. Think about it. While the women will vary considerably, the men will pretty much look all alike as far as their attire. Since 1800 or so they've really been given the short end of the stick as far as formal dress goes .
post #5 of 29
I love old pictures!

I'll move this to the Lounge for you
post #6 of 29
Great pics!

Here are three generations I saved to my computer

My gr. gr. grandfather



My gr grandfather-second from left



My grandfather

post #7 of 29
Great photos, everyone! I have a gazillion old photos and I'd love to share some, but have no scanner (Very seldom have use for one, so..., but maybe some day.) Anyway, thanks for sharing!
post #8 of 29
These pictures are so cool! I just love old photos. Even though the portraits are so polished, there is such personality to them.

This is the only "old" picture I have uploaded. It is my gradmother and father, taken in about 1943. It's pretty beat up, because this is the picture that Grandma sent to Grandpa when he was serving in WWII in the Mediterranean. Dad was born when Grandpa was overseas, and didn't meet his father until he was 3 years old.

post #9 of 29
I'll show mine when I get home.
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by valanhb
These pictures are so cool! I just love old photos. Even though the portraits are so polished, there is such personality to them.

This is the only "old" picture I have uploaded. It is my gradmother and father, taken in about 1943. It's pretty beat up, because this is the picture that Grandma sent to Grandpa when he was serving in WWII in the Mediterranean. Dad was born when Grandpa was overseas, and didn't meet his father until he was 3 years old.

Heidi, if you have that in a high quality scan I can fix it up for you
post #11 of 29
I think it is so awesome that you guys have such knowledge of your family history. I know this might seem weird, but I really don't know anything about my family's history. All I really know is that we are Scottish and Irish, and I am related to Mary, Queen of Scotts (my sister used to scare me as a kid with the whole "Bloody Mary" thing). But as far as great grandparents, even great aunts, I know nothing. I don't even know all of my aunts,uncles, and cousins (both my parent's families are HUGE catholic fams- my mom has 12 siblings and my dad has 8)!

So I think it's pretty neat that you guys are so in touch with your roots!
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by bossinova
I think it is so awesome that you guys have such knowledge of your family history. I know this might seem weird, but I really don't know anything about my family's history. All I really know is that we are Scottish and Irish, and I am related to Mary, Queen of Scotts (my sister used to scare me as a kid with the whole "Bloody Mary" thing). But as far as great grandparents, even great aunts, I know nothing. I don't even know all of my aunts,uncles, and cousins (both my parent's families are HUGE catholic fams- my mom has 12 siblings and my dad has 8)!

So I think it's pretty neat that you guys are so in touch with your roots!
I understand that for sure - my dad had 14 siblings and my mom had 9 and I have cousins I've never met and wouldn't know if I ran them over.

When my dad's mother (my grandmother) died, she had 87 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren and that was a number of years ago so I can only imagine how many great grandchildren there are now.
post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by turtlecat
Heidi, if you have that in a high quality scan I can fix it up for you
Thanks for the offer Denise. I actually did fix it up a while ago, printed it out and had Dad take it to his father before Grandpa had heart surgery. Dad said it really meant a lot to him.

post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
<snip>...When my dad's mother (my grandmother) died, she had 87 grandchildren and ...<snip>
OMG ! Eighty-seven! My mum (88 now) only had five from 4 kids. Man, talk about your big families, I can imagine what a family reunion would be like ...
post #15 of 29
Don't have any old family photos scanned, but I was able to do an internet search for my counsin (well, counsin twice-removed anyway), Norman Lloyd. He's an actor. He was on St. Elsewhere and played Mr. Nolan in Dead Poet's Society. He's also currently in the Cameron Diaz movie "In Her Shoes." My father looks a lot like him.
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by valanhb
Thanks for the offer Denise. I actually did fix it up a while ago, printed it out and had Dad take it to his father before Grandpa had heart surgery. Dad said it really meant a lot to him.

Whee! You did a great job! I bet it did mean a lot to him I'm always being drafted into working on my parents old photos.. I'll have to find the one's I've done thus far.
post #17 of 29
This is such a cool thread! I love the old pictures! I'm posting alot, I couldn't help myself, couldn't decide one over the other, so I hope you guys don't mind.
My Grandparents sitting in front of their home on "Foundry Row", a long lost community of steel workers & their families.

My grandfather. Looking like an old time movie star!

My Grandmother, looking very German! (she was)

Gram, Uncle Larry, Mom & Grampap.

Gramp's baseball picture-he is the 4th from the left, top row.

Mom, as a little girl.

Us girls in our Easter finery! You can tell who the tomboys were by the skinned up knees! Me, the little one, & my late sister Cyn. On the right of me is my oldest sister Jode, the one standing is Jen.
As you can see, my Mom was quite the decorating diva...
post #18 of 29
Heidi - Cool pic.

I never tire of looking at old photos.
post #19 of 29
this is my great great grandfather General Sherman-- I was born and raised and still live in mississippi and he burned the village that i grew up next to, so me being related to him isnt common knowledge. I also lived in Vicksburg, MS where this was not a known fact but i did lose a fiance over my genetic relationship to Gen Sherman. Crazy huh? He was a die hard "rebel" and didnt want to be married to a "murderer's granddaughter" his words.

General Sherman

it wont post the picture-- i dont know why-- ohhh well-- click on the link i had to change it to a URL so yall could see
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by amitya
this is my great great grandfather General Sherman-- I was born and raised and still live in mississippi and he burned the village that i grew up next to, so me being related to him isnt common knowledge. I also lived in Vicksburg, MS where this was not a known fact but i did lose a fiance over my genetic relationship to Gen Sherman. Crazy huh? He was a die hard "rebel" and didnt want to be married to a "murderer's granddaughter" his words.

General Sherman

it wont post the picture-- i dont know why-- ohhh well-- click on the link i had to change it to a URL so yall could see
Great picture! Do you know any more history on him? His name brings Sherman tanks to mind.
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by amitya
this is my great great grandfather General Sherman ....<snip>
You're kidding! Really? The guy who burned Atlanta? Do you have documentation tracing your genealogy?? That's totally intriguing!

BTW Me-N-My-Guys, yep, that's who the Sherman tank was named for ...
post #22 of 29
yeah its all very well documented-- hes my paternal grandmothers grandfather. we have the family tree at my aunts house as she is the genealogist (sp) of the family. I dont know much about him other than what little my grandmother remembered and told me before she passed. I was little when she passed so i dont remember much. My aunt has some old diaries and letters of Gen Shermans in safe deposit box. I do know that his son, my great grandfather was the product of an affair and was not born to Gen Sherman's wife at the time.
post #23 of 29
That's fascinating! Please keep us updated on that.
His picture would make such a wonderful pencil portrait..could you get a good copy done & send it to me? (it would have to show EVERY detail)
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by amitya
<snip>...My aunt has some old diaries and letters of Gen Shermans in safe deposit box.... <snip>
Whoa! She needs to get those appraised! Man! I wonder what Antique Road Show would have to say about them ?
post #25 of 29
i dunno-- she knows they are worth something-- especially since the letters are to his mistress and son. Antique Roadshow wouldnt come anywhere near MS though-- lol we are too redneck and as some people have told me "backwards". People would be bringing their plastic patio furniture for appraisals im sure. LMAO
post #26 of 29
No way! I would find the closest one, & go, just out of curiosity.
Have you ever read the diaries & letters? Has anyone, other than your family?
post #27 of 29
These pictures are wonderful!!! My parents have some too, somewhere. They wont let me near them though.
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by Me-n-my guys
No way! I would find the closest one, & go, just out of curiosity.
Have you ever read the diaries & letters? Has anyone, other than your family?
living in Mississippi-- this isnt something that we flaunt-- -- ive seen but havent read any of the letters or diaries but my aunt is meticulous in keeping records of dates and documentation so i would think that shes had them appraised and insured if they are worth anything-- shes a former insurance upper management person so she gets it honestly. I dont really keep in touch with my aunt-- just see her about once a year for a holiday or something.

ill ask my dad this weekend if he knows more about them.
post #29 of 29
I wish I had a scanner! These are such great pictures!!!
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