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September 27, 2019

What Strange Inscriptions Have You Seen on a Photo?

Photo Detective posed an interesting question on her Facebook page: "What's the strangest thing you've ever seen written on a family photo?"

I have a few vague or humourous inscriptions on photos but my favourite is this photo on the left with the inscription:

"Merchant Maulsby, cousin Matilda’s father the meanest man that ever lived"
I also like this inscription on an 1860s cartes de visite (CDV) of Lydia Edwards. She does look ill or at the very least, depressed.
"Lydia Edwards, Grandfather’s wife and a great invalid" 
What are some of the unusual writings you've ever found on an old photo? 

1 comment:

Sujomi said...

"Joseph Kosar with his wife Victoria he is Joseph Kosar my mother's brother's cousin which is mother's cousin also & Frank Kosar from Dutch Hollow cousin"

Took me awhile to figure that one out. :)