6    Jul 20138 comments

Photos from the Past: Hidden Mothers

Photography is a great way to document our ancestors and to learn more about who they are, even just from their portraits.

Since the late-19th century, photography has become much more accessible and affordable for middle class families, yet taking a photo back then was a very different experience from today's.

A 19th-century photographer

Two centuries ago, there were no “instant” photos. Those posing for photographs had to remain in position - patiently - for five minutes to get the perfect image.

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4    Jul 20130 comments

Happy Fourth of July: How are you celebrating?

Happy Fourth of July! Get out your barbecue grills, fireworks and gather your families to celebrate the birth of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress.

Independence Day marks a weekend of celebrations including parades, picnics, fireworks and other family fun-filled activities.

As America turns 237, here are some fun facts for the day. Continue reading "Happy Fourth of July: How are you celebrating?" »

2    Jul 201313 comments

Glyn: Century-old teddy bear looks for his family

For over a year, the Bristol Airport staff has been searching for Glyn’s owner.

Glyn, a 100-year-old teddy bear, was found in a bag along with a photograph dated 1918, where he appears with two young girls.

Dora, Sonia and Glyn (image credit: Bristol Airport)

The staff is looking for clues to help find Glyn’s owner or the descendants of Dora and Sonia.  Currently, the closest they've come in their search is to look for a Sonnie and Dora, who wrote a note on the photo's back. Continue reading "Glyn: Century-old teddy bear looks for his family" »

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