Old family photo albums are such precious items. Often they can be found lying neglected and in sad shape in flea markets and antique stores. When I can afford them, I rescue them and put the photos online in hopes a descendant will spot the treasure.
Recently I stumbled on this 11x7 inch photo album from the 1930s. It is chock full of family photos of individuals, of tombstones and even a photo of students in a school classroom from 1934.
Almost every page is dated and has the location noted, but there are very few names. However the tombstone photos provided wonderful clues and I was able to solve the mystery of what family is represented in this album. I won't make you wait - the family is the Flynn family of Carillon (near Montreal) Quebec. This album also reveals the intermarriage of the Bradley family and others.
Here is page 1 of the Flynn family album.
In Memory of William Flynn
died 29 December 1905
age 57 years 5 months
Agnes B. Flynn
died March 16 1899
age 21 years
wife of John Flynn
died 18 June 1899
a Native of Co. [Limerick?] Ireland
The tombstone photo is labelled 1928. There are two missing photos, each labelled with dates but no other information.
To follow this project as I scan and place the photos online, just choose "Flynn Photo Album" in the right side bar. If you are related to this family, and would like to own the album, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.