Allen County, Indiana Historical Photos

To submit and identify photographs of local people, events, and locations go to our
Who Am I? Photo Identification Project on Facebook

Who Am I Photo Project on Facebook

The Allen County Public Library has a Community Album of historic area photographs
and the History Center Digital Collections is at IPFW

Victorian Death Photos - not as macabre as they sound

Merriam-Webster Dictionary online definition of MACABRE
1: having death as a subject : comprising or including a personalized representation of death

Sometimes old photos were taken of deceased people, especially children so families could memorialize them. Something similar today is The American Child Photographers Charity Guild "across the nation networked together to provide families of desperately ill children Free complimentary professional portrait sessions."

Memento Mori: Victorian Death Photos is a web site with photos of deceased people - many in their coffin or held up by family members in realistic poses. There is also a book about this subject "Secure the Shadow: Death and Photography in America" by Jay Ruby hardback in 1995, softcover in 1999, available on Amazon.com.

Historic Photos Submitted by Volunteers

Photo
Contributor
Sue Allen
Brown, John and Margaret Mills - 50th Wedding Anniversary
Sue Allen
Jeanette Sherbondy
Sue Allen
Jeanette Sherbondy
Jeanette Sherbondy
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Meyer, Adele K. - Confirmation 1908
Sue Allen
Meyer, Adele K. - Graduation
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Meyer, Charles - Family 1903
Sue Allen
Meyer, Charles - Family 1925
Sue Allen
Meyer, Clara L. - Confirmation 1910
Sue Allen
Meyer, Clara L. - Graduation
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Meyer, Magdalena - Confirmation 1906
Sue Allen
Meyer, Magdalena - Graduation
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Meyer, Oscar - Confirmation 1919
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Jeanette Sherbondy
Judy Bos-Parsons in Colorado
Jeanette Sherbondy
Jeanette Sherbondy
Jeanette Sherbondy
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Trebra, Otto Johann - Confirmation 1901
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Trebra, Robert Henrich - Confirmation 1903
Sue Allen
Sue Allen
Sue Allen

Web Sites With Allen County or Fort Wayne Photos

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