Tag Archive: Heirlooms

Jan 11

Using Family Heirlooms

I have acquired a few family heirlooms over the years and I dearly treasure them. Some are packed away but I try to keep as many as I can out for display. I even use some of them regularly. Pete Miller’s old trunk is in our basement. Pete (1878-1957) was my granduncle, the son of …

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Jan 20

Alta Jane’s Autograph Books

Alta Jane Bryan's autograph book, c1887.

Last week I showed some photos of a few Bryan family heirlooms that I photographed last fall while visiting my distant cousin Ed. The John and Hannah (Huey) Bryan family lived in Bear Creek Township, Jay County, Indiana, in the latter half of the 19th century. I found it surprising that they had calling cards …

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