George and Louise


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Portrait found in a central Texas antique store. On the back is written: "Compliments of George & Louise, Hello Kid! Here is a Photo of two that didn't have anything else to do. --"
Date & Place: in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois USA
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Ancient Faces
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It's time for another "found" photo! If you know George and Louise from Illinois, please help.
Oct 24, 2019 · Reply
Sherry Richmond
From his hat, he is a RR conductor. Can anyone tell which RR from the logo? Perhaps it's the Illinois Central (ICRR)? From the woman's clothes I say the date is around the 1890s. (My grandfather was an IC conductor.)
Oct 26, 2019 · Reply
Tiina Agur
Is that an animal, sitting on her hat?
Oct 25, 2019 · Reply
Bob Gaines
Another lesson - ALWAYS write complete ID info on the back of a photo, in ink. We have a few absolutely wonderful photos dating from the 19th century. We know they are related but we have no idea who they are.😢
Oct 24, 2019 · Reply
Anne Seay Potter
A beautiful and obviously influential couple.
Oct 24, 2019 · Reply
Linda Klein
That looks like a train conductor's hat on George. Maybe Louise has given him the seat because he never has a chance to sit down at work.
Oct 24, 2019 · Reply
Robyn Mullen
I’ve noticed in most of these photos the man is sitting 😊
Oct 24, 2019 · Reply
Marilynn Marlow
That was the pose then, the norm. I think mostly because of all the corsets the women wore
Oct 25, 2019 ·
Alan Keeping
I've noticed that a lot too that's why I asked if it was that way back then
Oct 24, 2019 ·
Tony Velasquez
Robyn Mullen That's because he got shoved down by the shoulders into the chair and told to "stay" by the woman right before the pic was taken! 😅
Oct 24, 2019 ·
Linda Vance
He looks like he worked for the railroad punching tickets.
Oct 24, 2019 · Reply
AncientFaces
Alan Keeping I think that it had to do with relative height of the individuals. If the (sometimes much) taller one was siting, the perspective for the camera is better and you can get a closer picture.
Oct 24, 2019 ·
Alan Keeping
Another pic with the man sitting down and the woman standing...Is this how it was back then?
Oct 24, 2019 ·
Pat Rowland Carothers
First thing I thought. Railroad conductor.
Oct 24, 2019 ·
Lori Norton Lawson
I have a stack of found photos too. I like to call them “Instant Relatives” 😂
Oct 24, 2019 · Reply
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