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Finding Jersey - part 1

I don't know what it was about her. Probably those big eyes. Or the sweet baby cheeks. Whatever it was, the little girl from the 1940's grabbed my heart (and a few other's too) after she was featured on my friend Paul Holbrook's page - Camera Americana.





Photograph courtesy of Paul Holbrook. Used with permission.


Paul has been a great resource for vintage material to research. He collects vintage glass negatives and we have worked together on several projects.


I immediately contacted him about the little girl he had nicknamed 'Jersey'.


I discovered that he knew the little girl was from New Jersey because of the license plate on the back of a car in one of the pictures.



Photograph courtesy of Paul Holbrook. Used with permission.

The clothing style, and the 1938 license plate put this little girl and her family in the late 1930's and early 1940's.


Paul stated that many of the glass negatives were out of focus. But Jersey's charm won me over, even when blurred. I soon learned she had an older sister and brother.



Photograph courtesy of Paul Holbrook. Used with permission.

Her piercing stare and pouty lips defied me to find her.



Photograph courtesy of Paul Holbrook. Used with permission.


Photograph courtesy of Paul Holbrook. Used with permission.



Ok, Jersey. You're on! I'm on the hunt for another history detective adventure!



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