Last Update: 02-20-2024 19:47

Images Of The Dead

It’s an odd hobby, like collecting stamps, but the stamps are much bigger and one of a kind.
A room full of frames looks most awesome.

The current collection of 92 framesThe current collection of 92 frames

  • Finds from 35 different antique shops, flea markets, and online - Too much time spent wandering around
  • Crayon Portraits & photos dating somewhere between 1865 & 1915
  • 3+ generations down, people are selling their ancestors, which is odd to me, especially since physical images seem to be going extinct

Details for each image - 77 of 94 (82%) are refurbished (r)

1 - Mustached man w/carnation (r) $25
3 - Amelia Fremlin (r) $20
4 - Man with lopsided hair (Pedro) 14x17 (r) $25
5 - F.S. Godfrey (r) $30
6 - David Russell Gray with 2 puppies (r) $20
7 - Jim Hindman with turtleneck (r) $35
8 - Old woman with buttons (r) $25
9 - Man with bowtie 16x20 (r) $40
10 - Couple - woman has flat top 19.25x15.75 (r) $25
11 - Couple - woman has big hair man with bow tie 18.1x14.2 (r) $25
12 - Woman plaid neck band b&w 16x20 (r) $40
13 - Confirmation one girl 16x20 (r) $25
14 - Confirmation two girls 16x20 (r) $25
15 - Family of 13 (r) $30
16 - Oregon IL family of eight 16x20 (r) $30
17 - Standing child (man on backside) 14.9x23 (r) $45
18 - Stanley & Anna Skinprirski (r) $25
19 - Woman with cross necklace (r) $35
20 - Baby holding rattle (r) $35
21 - Redhead twin infants (r) $25
22 - Man with checkered suit 15.6x19.5 (r) $35
23 - Sitting toddler 8x10 (r) $15
25 - Wedding couple large 20x16 (r) $35
26 - Woman gold ornate frame (r) $50
27 - Mother with 3 daughters (r) $10
28 - Worker with pork pie hat & scarf 14x17 (r) $30
29 - Woman with fringes 14x17 (r) $30
30 - Woman in 4x deep wood dark solid frame 16x20 (r) $65
31 - Woman in turtleneck light scalloped frame 16x20 (r) $40
32 - The Square-Headed Woman 16x20 (r) $45
33 - Man in wood paneling frame 16x20 (r) $35
34 - Marriage Cert 1899 - Carl Ludvig Jessen 15x20 (r) $15
35 - Joseph Bergling - striped tie (r) $35
36 - Child standing on chair in blue dress (r) $40
37 - Pointy Mustached man 15.5x19.5 (r) $30
38 - Mustached man 16x20 (r) $45
39 - Clean shaven young man 18x22 (disassembled for refurbish) $30
40 - WWI Solider in patriotic frame (r) $45
41 - Woman looking 2 the right 16x20 (r) $40
42 - Papa Klint & 2 daughters - metal frame (r) $30
43 - Imitation carved wood frame with mat (r) $40
44 - Man with neck beard $50
45 - Ava L. Schwensen 16X20 (r) $25
46 - Charcoal man with tie (r) $25
47 - Sister & brother in color $35
48 - Woman w/scarf - gold & silver frame 16x20 (r) $35
49 - Girl with brunette curls $35
50 - Man with beard & fabulous hair $35
51 - Man on scroll in deep frame 12x20 (r) $75
52 - Frank R. Taylor 16x20 (r) $30
53 - Mr. Meffert (r) $30
54 - Man with misshapen head looking right (r) $25
55 - Beard with unmatched eyes 16x20 (disassembled for refurbish) $35
56 - Man with large flat cap and mustache $25
57 - Wife of man with large flat cap (056) $25
58 - Child with hair brush 16x20 (r) $30
60 - WWI Soldier (r) $45
61 - Couple in oversized 4x frame 22x18 (r) $50
62 - Girl with blonde curls 16x20 (r) $30
64 - Young man in heavy frame 16x20 (r) $65
65 - Boy in chair 16x20 (r) $50
66 - Baby portrait 16x20 (r) $45
67 - Toddler in chair (r) $25
68 - Woman in ornate wooden frame $90
71 - Hand-tinted photo in walnut frame (r) $50
73 - Husband with beard & bow tie 16x20 (r) $75
74 - Wife of beard & bow tie (073) 16x20 (r) $75
75 - James Putnam 14x17 (r) $25
76 - Diadema Putnam 14x17 (r) $25
77 - US Civil War Veteran & Wife 16x20 (r) $25
78 - Standing boy in a striped nightgown 14x20 (r) $30
79 - Blonde girl with ruffles 16x20 (r) $25
80 - Mrs. Knute Henderson (r) $30
81 - Child In Green Frame 11x15 (r) $15
82 - Baby James (1894) 16x20 (r) $30
84 - Young Man In Suit 16x20 $95
85 - Parted Hair Husband 14x17 (r) $25
86 - Parted Hair Wife 14x17 (r) $25
87 - Short Husband & Wife 16x20 $55
88 - Short Sons 16x20 (disassembled for refurbish) $55
89 - Mismatched Mustache (r) $25
90 - Stetson & Cigar (r) $30
91 - Mother & Child (r) $45
92 - Woman With Lace Collar (r) $45
93 - Alice 10x16 (r) $30
94 - Parted Hair Young Boy (r) $30
95 - Alice & Elizabeth 16x20 (r) $30
96 - Mr. & Mrs. James Proctor 20x16 $50
97 - It’s My Bouquet! (r) $35
98 - Barton Samuel Sutton (r) $35
99 - Oompa Loompa Boy 14x17 $50
100 - Christina Roof Hall 16x20 $125
101 - John Moore With Blue Eyes $35
102 - Hans & Augusta Buell $35

All Photos On Each Wall
Young People
Bubble Glass
Unusual Images
Seen But Not Purchased Photos
Couples
Facial Hair
Men With Hats

Refurbishment steps

  • Take apart for a thorough cleaning
  • Minor frame repairs while attempting to keep the original finish
  • High-resolution photos of both image sides (without glass glare) & just the frame
  • If there is any info on the back, documentation & online research
  • Reseal with new backboard, tape & glue
  • New hanging hardware & wire
  • Update public Google Photos album (list below) listing image details
  • Glue QR Code which links to Google Photos album for that image on the backside
  • Create vector files in Adobe Illustrator of images for a possible future project

Images Sold 10/7/23

24 - Wedding couple sideways oval (r) $25
69 - Grey haired woman in light frame (r) $30
70 - Siblings with blue background (r) $25
72 - Redhead toddler in patriotic frame (r) $20

Images Sold 9/16/23

2 - Man straight on with tie (r) $25
59 - Man with bow tie (r) $25
63 - B&W woman with ribbed dress in gold frame (r) $35
83 - Gabriel Barney Smith & Kids 16x20 (r) $30