About 20 years ago, my son, his friend (they were both teenagers at the time), my sister and I began a website. It was based on our enjoyment of family photos and vintage photos – and on my sister’s and my love of tracing our family tree. Daniel and Filipe (Daniel is a talented business person who graduated in Business Management and Analysis at Santa Clara University here in Santa Clara CA and Filipe is an ubertalented programmer) took our love, our thoughts, and ran with them. The result was AncientFaces.com, a free family photo sharing website. Over the years, AncientFaces has steadily grown but basically remained the same while Daniel and Filipe followed their own pathways in life.
A few years ago, Daniel and Filipe returned to AncientFaces with renewed vigor. The results are exciting. One of the most enjoyable aspects (to me) is that AncientFaces has become a place to not only find family photos but also interesting vintage photos as well as personal biographies and family trees. This is a page where I will share some of those vintage photos. But remember: If you are interested in your (human) family tree, you can always look for (and/or upload!) photos of your family and its history on AncientFaces.com.
Okay, so in the spirit of the season – my two most favorite Christmas photos:
Santa in 1895 . . . be sure and look at his eyes – this is a great photo!
And Dr Seuss (Ted Geisel) in 1957 drawing the Grinch before the book came out . . .
Good stuff: The newest photos (also shared on our Facebook page) are here
This photo amazed me: Robert Todd Lincoln, son of President Abraham Lincoln, at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in 1922. Not only had I never seen a photo of Lincoln’s only son as an adult, I also didn’t realize that he had died just 4 years later (1926). Lincoln’s son died a couple of decades before I was born! Really connects the Civil War into the present generation.