Welcome to Hilda’s Photo Album Blog

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Hilda's Photo Album
Hilda’s Photo Album

I received this “Photographs” album along with other memorabilia after my parents passed away.

By posting the photographs and captions along with related stories, it is my hope that this blog will not only preserve the contents of my mother’s album but also provide a vehicle for sharing them with relatives and anyone else who might be interested.

Memories This Album Holds

The album contained snapshots that are almost a century old – many of which my mother took and are related to my maternal family heritage. The time period covered is approximately 1920 to 1928 with most of the pictures being from 1924 to 1927. This was primary from the time my mother graduated from grade school to a couple years after she graduated from high school.  There were also loose pictures in the album with dates up to the mid-1930s. This is blog complements the “Grandma Brunken’s Album” blog which primarily covers the time previous to 1920 and related family pictures from other sources.

Long Range Plans

I anticipate that the content of this blog will eventually expand beyond the photographs contained in this album and the time period they cover.  Included will be pictures from other albums that my mother prepared which include her participation in plays, summer camps, family outings and family trips.

My family history files contain related photographs, newspaper clippings and artifacts that were either loose in boxes along with this album and other memorabilia, shared by relatives or otherwise gathered during my genealogy research.  My plan is to include images of these items in this blog as my mother might have done in her album. If anyone knows of other related albums that were prepared by my mother or other family members, I would like to learn of the same so that the images and stories they contain can also be included here.