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EVERY PHOTOGRAPH TELLS A STORY – MEETING MABEL NICHOLS HYDE

As I stepped out of the rental car, a warm spring breeze gently blew away my trepidation. I recognized the large Tudor Revival style home from the photographs my mother and grandmother shared with me.  Located in the historic Happy … Continue reading

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EVERY PHOTOGRAPH TELLS A STORY – Mabel NICHOLS HYDE

MABEL’S METAMORPHOSIS – PART II – HAPPY 109TH ANNIVERSARY Spring is the perennial season for weddings and new beginnings. One-hundred-nine years ago Mabel  NICHOLS  exchanged vows with Dr. John F. HYDE. She entered into matrimony as well as a different … Continue reading

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MABEL’S METAMORPHOSIS

  MABEL’S METAMORPHOSIS PART I  MABEL ELVINA NICHOLS HYDE (1888-1954) As a caterpillar changes into a butterfly, my great-grandmother, Mabel Elvina NICHOLS HYDE transformed herself from a forlorn child into a confident young woman. Known for her elegant style, the … Continue reading

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EVERY PHOTOGRAPH TELLS A STORY

MABEL NICHOLS HYDE A little girl, captured by a photographer’s camera stands frozen in time. Taken about 1893 by Hughes & Co. in Omaha, Nebraska, this cabinet card of my maternal great-grandmother, Mabel NICHOLS HYDE (1888-1954) has a story to … Continue reading

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PIECING TOGETHER THE PUZZLE OF THE NICHOLS-CARNEY PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION PART VII

A trio of unidentified faces seek re-connection with their families. The final installment of photographs from the NICHOLS-CARNEY collection. TINYPE #1      2.5″x 3.5″, 1/6 plate  This young woman is smartly dressed for her portrait in a rustic setting. … Continue reading

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PIECING TOGETHER THE PUZZLE OF THE NICHOLS-CARNEY PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION – PART V

Would the real Elizabeth Bell CARNEY please step forward. Please let me know if you think the two babies featured are the same child. A serene young mother lovingly holds her baby. Both mother and child have such an endearing … Continue reading

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PIECING TOGETHER THE PUZZLE OF THE NICHOLS-CARNEY PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION-PART IV

Mystery photos of an attractive young woman posing for a portrait. How is she related to the NICHOLS and CARNEY family?           An attractive young woman poses for her portrait at the West Side Gallery of … Continue reading

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