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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday: Wee Photo Album Too!

This tiny album belonged to my grandma, Evelyn Kerr.

It was in the basement at my dad's house,
in a wooden cupboard that used to belong to the Kerrs.

It was inside a pocket of the kind of photo holder that belongs in a wallet.

The photo holder was in a plastic bag.

It's so like my grandma to nest things inside other things!

In another pocket of the photo holder was a little folded vinyl case.
I opened it, and found this:

And in a third pocket of the photo holder,
I found another photo holder! It holds four pictures.
When folded, it measures about 2" wide by 2.5" high.
The pictures at left are on the inside,
and those on the right are on the outside.
The embossed aluminum Jesus is the same size as St. Anthony, above.
The two portaits are of my grandpa Rosmer.
And that last snapshot?
Love in bloom!


Heather Rojo said...

Congratulations on your "Top 100" award from MyHeritage!

Barbara said...

I can't believe all the great things you've found in that cupboard. And, we are fortunate that you are sharing them. Many thanks.

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Amazing little photos!

Congratulations on Top 100 Recognition!
Visiting all 100 takes some time. Thanks for what you do!

Bill ;-)
Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

Greta Koehl said...

There is so much love and affection in these photos. (And I add my congratulations!)

Nancy said...

Your little albums are adorable. I almost want to make some now so that in the future they can be heirlooms! Thanks for sharing this one and the previous one.

Blog Archive


Our Family in Books: A Bibliography

  • My Ancestors in Books (a library of resources and notes pertaining to Reverend Samuel Stone, Major General Robert Sedgwick, Elder John Crandall, and other early Americans in the forest where my family tree was grown)
  • The Zahnisers: A History of the Family in America by Kate M. Zahniser and Charles Reed Zahniser (Mercer, Pa. 1906)
  • History of St. James Lutheran Church [full title: A little of this and a little of that in the 141 year (1861-2002) History of St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds Indiana] by Harold B. Dodge, published at Reynolds, Indiana, 2002; 170 pages.
  • Lisbon, North Dakota 1880-2005 Quasuicentennial, published at Lisbon, North Dakota in 2005; 391 pages.
  • The Paschen and Redd Families of Cass County, Indiana by Alfred Paschen, c. 2005 (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD); 322 pages.
  • Sheldon Community History: Sheldon Centennial 1881-1981, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 1981; 376 pages.
  • Sheldon, North Dakota 1881-2006 - 125th Anniversary: The Queen of the Prairie, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 2006; 498 pages.
  • A Standard History of White County, Indiana, written under the supervision of W.H. Hamelle, c. 1915 (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York).
  • The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut by Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson, c. 1987 (Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT); 206 pages.
  • "Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants" by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949; 797 pages.
  • "The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island." Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B.: H & L Creations, LLC.

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