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September 6, 2009

Mitchell & Rettie Photo Album online on Lost Faces

Recently I found a beautiful Civil War era photo album in an antique shop. The album had 18 identified photos - from the 1860s to 1880s and 1890s. It had many unidentified photos too. Most were taken by photographers in the town of Fergus (Wellington Co. Ontario) and some from Toronto.

I took some photos and created thumbnails of them which I posted at LOST FACES. Since I don't own the album it would not be right for me to publish full size photos, and the only reason I am posting the thumbnails is in hopes that a descendant will want to acquire the original album.

Some surnames of folks in the photos are Mitchell, Rettie,Brown, McLelland, Barnett

It's in very good condition and the photos are beautiful.You can read the list of names as identified in the album, see the research I did on the family, and view the thumbnails and 4 full size photos at the Mitchell-Rettie photo album page It is Album #61. Yes there are 60 0thers online for interested descendants to browse!

1 comment:

Velda said...

wow that is absolutely amazing! Do you mind me asking how much you paid for this? I often find photos but most of them are american. My in laws are from Ontario and I haven't found much in the way of antique shop photos...just amazing, Thanks for sharing this.