Lost Faces is a section of Olive Tree Genealogy website where I post photos from mid 1800s photo albums I rescue.
I choose albums with identified photographs so most photos have names attached. Civil War albums are gorgeous and here is a photo of a typical one.
Currently I have 70 antique photo albums online and each has from 30 to 50 photographs, so there are lots of photos and names. One might be your ancestor!
Here are a couple of examples to show you what might be found. This is a Carte de Visite taken during the Civil War
A Cabinet Card of a young child, identified
|Some albums have a great deal of information written on the album pages|
If you have a few extra minutes, check out my YouTube video Five Types of Early 19th Century Photographs