Archive for the ‘Mystery Photo of the Week’ Category

Mystery Photo for the Week of October 15, 2013

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Mystery Photo # 10:

Taken at the W.E. O’Brien studio, Whitby ON

This photo comes from an album that belonged to Lizzie Thorton Harris, wife of Samuel Harris, who lived in Clarke Township, Durham and then later in Whitby Ontario. They are likely members of the Harris, Thorton, James or Kinsman families, or they could be family friends. Contact scanning[at]ogs.on.ca if you have any information on the people in these photographs.

Mystery Photo #10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donated by Judith Harris

OGSoldphotos flickr page

Mystery Photo for the Week of October 7, 2013

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Any ideas who this gentleman in mystery photo #9 might be?

Mystery Photo #9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donated by Mary Nix

OGSoldphotos flickr site

Mystery Photo for the Week of October 1, 2013

Monday, September 30th, 2013

We have a lovely family group for Mystery Photo #8:

mystery photo #8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donor, Mary Nix

Link to image on OGSoldphotos, flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogsphotos/8717057501/in/photostream/

Mystery Photo for the Week of September 23, 2013

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Mystery Photo #8:

mystery photo #8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donated by Mary Nix

Mystery Photo for the Week of September 16, 2013

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Do the folks in Mystery Photo #7 look familiar?

Mystery Photo #7

Donated by Mary Nix

Mystery Photo for the Week of September 9, 2013

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Does anyone recognize the person in Mystery Photo #6?

mystery photo #6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donated by Mary Nix

Mystery Photo for the Week of September 2, 2013

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Anyone out there have any idea who the folks in Mystery Photo #5 might be?

Mystery photo #5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donated by Mary Nix

Mystery Photo for the week of August 27, 2013

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Can anyone help with Mystery Photo #4?:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donor, Mary Nix

Mystery Photo for the Week of August 19, 2013

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Mystery Photo #3:

Mystery photo #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donated by Mary Nix

OGS Flickr page for old and unidentified photos

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

They say that possession is nine-tenths of the law. It would seem that this idiom is also applicable to genealogy, i.e., family photos. Most of us have a collection, either inherited or gathered, of these old photos and while they are lovely to look at, quite often we have absolutely no idea who the people in them are. Despite this, we hesitate (usually), to discard these mystery photos because after all, they must be family, otherwise why would we have them in our collection…right?

In an effort to assist you in identifying and hopefully determining whether these mystery people are indeed family, the OGS has created a flickr page for old and unidentified photographs. You can access the OGSoldphotos’ flickr page and see if you recognize any long-lost relatives by following this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogsphotos/.

We are also going to feature one of these mystery photos weekly on the blog.  Here is our first Mystery Photo for this week:

Mystery Photo #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo donated by Mary Nix