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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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Mystery Photo: Who is the Young Man Possibly from Hawaii?

Mystery Photo: Who is the Young Man Possibly from Hawaii?

I’ve got another photo mystery for you this week.  This comes from the collection of a Bonita and de Braga cousin.  The photo is of an unknown young man all dress up and ready to go.  Perhaps it is prom night or some other special occasion? I have no idea who this is.  However, I think the photo might have been taken in Hawaii (I have nothing to base that on, by the way.  It just doesn’t look like California.) …

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