Thursday, August 18, 2011

Unmarked! Mystery Photos - Fern Runyan Collection

These are photos from the collection of my maternal grandmother, Mary Fern (Newby) Runyan. All are postcards except for the first two. All are completely unmarked, which is a rarity considering my grandmother had hundreds of photos that were all identified on the backs.

Five ladies. Very thin paper photo, not regular card stock. 3 1/2" x 5"
None of these ladies look familiar or similar to persons in other marked photos.
Portrait of man on card stock 3" x 4"
No clue to identity.
Portrait of two men. Postcard 3 1/2" x 4 1/2".
Looks like the man on the right is black or mixed race.
Both may be of mixed race. Completely baffled on this one too.
Little girl in front of house. Postcard 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Girl and house both unfamiliar.
Young Woman in a neighborhood setting.  Postcard 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Wedding dress? Person and place are presently unknown.
Portrait of a young girl. Postcard 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Possibly a Newby? Needs to be compared to marked photos.
Full length portrait of two men. Postcard 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Totally unfamiliar faces.
As always, all comments are welcomed! Any comments that might help to date these photographs will be appreciated. I'm hoping to get a few familiy members to check these to see if they can help with identification.


  1. I've nothing helpful to offer, Lisa, but what grand photos. I'm especially enamored of the young men in the last one and their clothes.

  2. I am guessing the on dark Gentleman may be Jacob "Jake" Tyree/ just a bit older than the Photo on the net. Maybe even his Son . Maureen