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Haight  Family Mystery Ancestors

 This photo was taken at Rockaway Beach, Oregon in 1922 – 1923

 Haight Family Continued


New England Photographers Mystery Photos

Fran is currently working on a large group of CDV type photos from primarily New England photographers.  This photo was taken by Holloway Photographers in Newport RI.  They may be young missionaries.  Other family groups being worked on are:  Root, Lyman, Hamilton and Simpson.  Fran would like to share info and pictures  with another working on these Sir Names.  You may contact her by leaving a message for her in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Photographers Mystery Photos Continued


 My Mother was a Flapper. Who was your Flapper?

Welcome Mayflower Descendants

Mayflower Passenger List

John Alden, Bartholomew Allerton, Isaac Allerton, Mary (Norris) Allerton, Mary Allerton, Remember Allerton, Elinor Billington, Francis Billington, John Billington, William Bradford, Love Brewster, Mary Brewster, William Brewster, Peter Browne, James Chilton, Mrs. James Chilton, Mary Chilton, Francis Cooke, John Cooke, Edward Doty, Francis Eaton, Samuel Eaton, Sarah Eaton, Moses Fletcher, Edward Fuller, Mrs Edward Fuller, Samuel Fuller, Samuel Fuller (son of Edward), Constance Hopkins, Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins, Giles Hopkins, Stephen Hopkins, Richard More, Priscilla Mullins, William Mullins, Degory Priest, Joseph Rogers, Thomas Rogers, Henry Samson, George Soule, Myles Standish, Elizabeth Tilley, John Tilley, Joan (Hurst) Tilley, Richard Warren, Peregrine White, Resolved White, Susanna White, William White, & Edward Winslow.  Nearly half died the first winter.

    Mayflower Descentant Inland Empire Colony Mystery Photos Continued



Tintyping (sometimes called ferrotyping) is a method of photo production.  It’s predecessor was the glass ambrotype.  Tintypes first appeared in the United States in 1865, and continued to be used until the 1920’s.  Tintype photo sizes can range from one inch gems (an oval shape) to 11×14″.  To produce, a photographer would first take a photo, then mount the exposed negative onto a black-painted piece of iron (not tin).   Because of this, it will attract like a magnet.  Tintypes became popular because they were instant, inexpensive and more quickly produced.  Because each photo was individually processed, mounted, and varnished, tintypes are often in excellent condition.

Additionally, their cost and easy accessibility has been resulted in the production and availability of many more tintypes than ambrotypes.   The amount of care quality, and detailed preservation of tintypes make them an excellent reference for family history and dating.



Huebnere Family

Mystery Tintypes Submitted by Roy Clemet Jr.

 There are many variations of the family name of Huebnere such as; Huber, Hubner, Hubere and so on.  The name was first found in Bavaria where the name was well known.  Early settlers to the America are; Bar Huber 1711, George Oubre 1721 and Jung Hans huber 1734.  You are invited to add further information in the form of a comment at the bottom of the page.

The corner cut off indicates it has been mounted in an album.   The photos are now in the possession of Roy Clement Jr.  All of his photos are numbered with an ‘R’ preceding the number.

Huebnere Tintypes Continued 


Huebnere Family Mystery Photos

Submitted by Roy Clemet Jr.

Help us solve the mystery of these lovely photos of beautiful people found in the trash in Saginaw, Michigan.  They are now in the possession of Roy Clement Jr.  His photos are marked with an ‘R’ preceding the photo number.

Huebnere  Photos Continued 


 First New York Dragoons at Camp Gibbs

Ransom Haight is somewhere it this group of patriots.  He was a Private in Co. I, 19th New York Cavalry.  He was wounded at Trevillian Station.  He is on page 116 of the book,’Civil War History and Roster of the First New York Dragoons’.  Please help me find Ransom Haight in this picture.  Some of the other names include:   Gibbs, Day, Hardy, Gage, Jennings, Norton, Hoffman, Lorish, Knox, Barrager, Lemen, Lawrence, Thorp, Holley, Mix, Gardner, Bradley, Clark, Draper,Root, Bishop, Jones, Granger, Holley, Humphrey, Snyder. Knapp, Fisher, Bradish, Bishop, Crocker, Barnett, Munger, Salisbury, Scott, Winegar, Hoffman.  All these people have with pictures included.  Some  other names are:  Swift, Phelps, Hills, Havens, Bowen, Goldthwait, Weller, Batterson.  Can you pick them out?

  Civil War Photos


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6 Comments Post a comment
  1. 06/11/2011

    These are great pictures. Hope that some of these people can be identified. I have old photos, but most are from Europe and Mexico.

    • 06/11/2011

      Hello Helen,
      Pictures from all countries are welcome as long as they are ‘Mystery Photos’ needing identification.

  2. 04/19/2012
    Roy Clement

    Deanna picture 132 is Otto Roethke and Helen Huebner there son was Theodore Roethke pulitzer prize poet four of his poems where made into movies. The Post Master General is going to print a For Ever Stamp with his face on it let you know when it comes out.

    • 04/19/2012

      Thanks for the post.
      Is Theodore Roethke in this group of pictues? Can hardly waite to see the stamp.

  3. 05/24/2016

    I think the people in your first photo are a family with Mother and Father at the extreme left of each row! There is a strong resemblance between all of them for them not to be related. Your theory of them being missionaries doesn’t wash I’m afraid!

    I found your video of the mayflower facinating but when do we get the missing pars?

    Keith Darbyy

    An Englishman living in Panama!

    • 05/24/2016

      Hello Keith,
      The second and third videos can be found on the second page of the Mayflower photo blog. Click on the link: Mayflower Descendant Inland Empire Mystery Photos continued. Only the first picture of each photo blog is found on this page.

      The first picture belongs to Fran. I will notify her of your comment concerning her photo.


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