From time to time TGS members have found or purchased photos
and momentos (family heirlooms) that they couldn't leave where they were – whether it was the
antique shop, estate sales or the local library's book exchange
room. These items are often shared with the society and we post
them here so
they can be discovered.
We want to share these treasures with genealogists associated
with the family. If you recognize a photo of your family, contact our
researcher and provide details of how you are related to the
item. We will make arrangements to send the item to you.
This photo was discovered in a garage sale in the Tulsa area
and is very simply framed. On the back of the photo is
noted "J Bren". Also noted, "frame $1.25". We do not know
if Bren is the name of the family but quite possibly it is.
Our initial research does indicate a family by that name in
Oskosh during the time period suggested below. The
portrait was taken in Oskosh, Wisconsin around 1910. The
photographer was Tobias
Luck who was in Oskosh from
around 1889 to 1920. The name of the studio was Luck
Photography and has a horseshoe in it's logo.
Submitted by: Sarah Holt
||These books were discovered in a book sale. There are two
Holy Bibles, A New
Testament, Philosophy of Creation
and a book entitled Safe Methods of Business.
The books seem to have belonged to a family named
Newcomb as there are several members of the
family listed. Some names included are: E.B. Newcomb,
evidently a C.R.I.&P train engineer in 1877; Mrs. Clara
Newcomb; Evanda B. Newcomb, and
E.V. Newcomb. The family's residence might have
been in Trenton, MO or Leavenworth, KS. Attempts have been made
to locate the family but have not been successful so far.
Submitted by: Linda Quinn