First Panda In a purchase from eBay there were a couple of photos, just like this one. Noted on the back of one “1st Panda Bear at Brookfield Zoo“. While I typical share photos with people in them, I thought
Unknown Faces Some unknown face found in this photograph. Another addition to my collection from eBay. It lacks any written messages on the back, there aren’t any stamps. Therefore this one is a true mystery, for now.
Joseph Cleaver The Cleaver family home in Port Penn, Delaware served as more than a family home. Located along the self-guided walking tour of Port Penn. Built in 1834 near the river in it also served as an office. The
Researching Pennsylvania In researching your family history have you found any ancestors in Pennsylvania? While attending the 2017 FGS conference I spoke with members of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. The society offers a large amount of resources to aid
Jerry Luckily there was some writing on the back, Jerry. Unfortunately that is all I found, written on the back. Purchased in a eBay auction there is little known about Jerry at this time. One most noteworthy clue, he’s in
Hubbs House The mail order house in this photograph was built around 1915. Located in Port Penn, Delaware it is along a local walking tour through the towns history. During the late 19th century ordering your home from Sears, Roebuck and
Cause of Death Code There have been numerous times while reviewing death certificates the cause of death is illegible. Have you ever wondered what that handwritten number meant in the “cause of death section”? Actually, that code can be the
Wordless Wordless Wednesday have always been fun. We have all come across many photographs that lack information. Purchased on an eBay auction there is little information provided.
Skinning Shacks Muskrat shacks were a common site along the Delaware River. While taking a walking tour through the village of Port Penn I saw this shack. Muskrats served as a food resource for many, from fried muskrat to even
Family Heirloom Restoration While attending the 2017 FGS conference in Pittsburgh I took time to visit a few booths. Restoration of our family bibles, photo albums and other treasured items are of concern to many. That’s why I was happy