Friday, February 28, 2014

New Mexico 1951

These 2 photos are from Kenneth Olmstead's photo album and were taken in the autumn of 1951 in New Mexico. He was on the way to moving to Arizona for his asthma but seems to have spent several months in New Mexico.

One photo is labelled Betty and Nura Toyler (or Joyler), taken in Albuquerque in October 1951.

The 2nd photo is labelled Gean Reed & Karl Dunken fixing truck, dated 9/26/1951. I wonder if Dunken might be Duncan as I posted photos yesterday from the same set of photos where there was a mother and children with the last name Duncan.

Betty & Nura Toyler, October 1951

C.F. Stanford, Riverside, CA c1930: Kenneth Olmstead Album

These 3 photos were on the same page in Kenneth Olmstead's photo album. One is labelled C.F. Stanford, Riverside, CA. Kenneth was from Gerry, Chautauqua County, New York but did take a trip to CA, I believe in the early 1930's. Stanford is a Gerry name so I do not know if C.F. Stanford was from Gerry also, if he had moved to CA, or if he was visiting.

Labelled C.F. Stanford, Riverside, California

I cannot decide if this is also C.F. Stanford

I believe the young man in the front is Kenneth Olmstead but I am not 100% sure

Gerry, New York Family: 1920 or So

This photo is from Kenneth Olmstead's album. I cannot identify the people. I scanned a smaller area to try and get a better image of the people but it needs photo editing, and I don't have such a program. The woman on our right, standing by the corner of the house, could be an Olmstead but I'm not sure. Other possible families are Damons, Strongs, or McCulloughs.

Updated 25 March 2015: Des anyone recognize the house?

Unknown Woman: Gerry, Chautauqua County, NY: 1915

Unknown woman from Kenneth Olmstead's album. I do not recognize her as an Olmstead. Damon, Strong, McCullough are possibilities. Photo taken prior to Wallace's death in 1916.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

McGowen or McGurgle, New Mexico, 1951

This photo was on the same page as the previously posted Duncan photos. It was taken in July 1951 at a trailer park in or near Albuquerque, New Mexico. It comes from Kenneth Olmstead's photo album. The front of the photo is labeled D. McGowen and children but the back says Dorothea McGurgle and children.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Duncan Family: NM 1951

These photos are from Kenneth Olmstead's album. They were taken at a trailer park in or near Albuquerque, New Mexico in the summer of 1951. I do not know if this was a permanent trailer park or for those passing through. Kenneth Olmstead was driving from Western New York to Arizona. He may have spent several weeks in NM, there are quite a few NM photos in his album.

The mother's name in the photo is Ruth Duncan and her daughter Sheila Kay Duncan. The other photo is labeled Duncan Girls and friends. It would be great to find these girls and give them these photos.

Rev. Wm A. Fuller, Canisteo, NY 1950's

Rev. William A. Fuller and wife Mertie L., taken on 53rd wedding anniversary in South Canisteo, NY.  At some time, including 1953, he served at a church in Gerry, New York. The photo is from Kenneth Olmstead's album. 

Olmstead/McCullough: Gerry, NY 1950

The woman on the tractor is likely an Olmstead or a McCullogh, possibly a Damon. The photo was taken in August 1950 at the farm of Clifford McCullough in Gerry, Chautauqua County, NY.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Old Photo: Kewaskum, WI

I have ignored this blog much too long, time to return.

I bought this single photo about a year ago in Tomahawk, WI. There is no name on it. It was taken in Kewaskum, WI at a Miller Studio. My guess is that it is a confirmation photo, judging by the dress, shoes, and what look like a Bible in her hand. I would love to see this photo returned to the rightful family.