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A Small Box of Old Film Negatives: Once Lost, Now Found

A Small Box of Old Film Negatives: Once Lost, Now Found

Years ago, I found two old rolls of uncut black and white film negatives in one of my dad’s old shoe boxes. The negatives were rolled around a thin sheet of paper in the Kodak box they came in. They must have been for the 40s or the 50s. Holding them up to the light, I tried to see if I recognized any of the images, but they were unfamiliar to me.  My dad had no clue what was on…

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Mystery Photo of the Week: Who are These Children?

Mystery Photo of the Week: Who are These Children?

I am back with another Mystery Photo of the Week. Can you help us identify these children? How about pinning down the time frame? This one comes from the collection of my cousin, Bobbie.  Three children beautifully attired and very serious and we have no idea who they are.  Bobbie is related to both sides of my tree, so that doesn’t exact narrow it down.  Her grandmother was, Marie Gloria (Bonita) Medeiros, a native of Kauai whose family moved to…

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Mystery Photo of the Week from September Solved!

Mystery Photo of the Week from September Solved!

On 9 September 2015, I posted this Mystery Photo of the Week. There were two photographs of a little girl whose name was forgotten. One was her confirmation photo. The other was a photograph with two women. I’m happy to say that the little girl has been identified. The girl in this photograph is Isabella Pacheco aka Isabella DeBraga and Bella Ventura. It was probably taken around 1909-1910. Isabella’s birth parents were Joao Pacheco and Joana Gonsalves Cardozo. When Joao…

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Mystery Photo of the Week: Are These Three People Portuguese Hawaiians?

Mystery Photo of the Week: Are These Three People Portuguese Hawaiians?

This week’s mystery photo comes from the collection of Marie Gloria (Bonita) Medeiros thanks to her granddaughter.  The Bonita’s were from Kauai, Hawaii, Monterey County, CA, and Oakland, CA.  They had de Braga family in Honolulu, Hawaii. We have three individuals.  The two men appear to be middle aged, the woman elderly.   Given the style of dress, I’m guessing that this was taken in the 50s, though I could be off on that.  I am not sure if they…

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Mystery Photo: Who is This Little Portuguese Girl?

Mystery Photo: Who is This Little Portuguese Girl?

This week’s mystery photo is actually two photos involving the same unknown little girl. These were in the collection of Marie Gloria (Bonita) Medeiros, my grandfather’s cousin.  They were shown to me by her granddaughter, Barbara. The girl has Portuguese roots and was born in either Hawaii (most likely Kauai) or California. The first photo is a Communion Photo. The frame states that it was taken at the Trout Studio in Salinas, Monterey Co., CA. The second photo shows the…

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