On the search . . . .

For many years now I've been searching my past in an endeavor to unfold the tales of my family. I've traveled (via the internet) to England, Denmark, Norway, Ohio, Nebraska, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. I've spent time personally visiting historic Boston and their wonderful cemeteries and, or course, visited my ancestors right here in California. My ancestors have touched the world in many places... and I hope to enjoy some of their experiences. I want you to join me as I travel through my past... and uncover their stories..

Friday, September 7, 2012

Sepia Saturday ~ Elsie, Esther & John Ferrier

While looking at the photo for todays Sepia Saturday I got a feeling that these three individuals were siblings.  They are dressed very nice with gloves on the women's hands and I love the hats poised so nicely on their heads while the man is holding his.  

I looked through my family photos and couldn't find any with the subjects dressed as nicely.  But I did find a set of siblings who look pretty stylish.  The three siblings I have posted here are my grandmother, her sister (my great aunt) and their brother (my great uncle).   These photos are taking during the 1920s some time.  My grandmother and her sister have their hats on. If you look closely you can see the purses they are carrying.  While my grandmother (on the left) is carrying a box-type purse my aunt has a satchel bag.  It's very cute.  Both have wraps. My grandmother's like a shawl and my aunt a fur wrap.  
John Ferrier

Esther (nee Ferrier) Booth - my grandmother

Elsie (nee Ferrier) Williams

I'm not sure where the photo of my grandmother is taken but it looks like my aunt and uncle are standing in front of their home at 1109 N. Westmoreland, Los Angeles, California. 

Warm Regards,



  1. The picture of your grandmother also shows the shadow of the (female?) photographer. Judging by the angle of her arm, she is possibly holding a (Kodak) box camera. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Peter - you are so observant! I did notice the photographers shadow and it wasn't until you pointed it out, the angle of her arm, that I realized it is possible she's holding a box camera. You are good! :)

    I also want to thank you again for helping me link some more of my ancestors in Norway. I would not have gotten that accomplished if not for your offer to help. :)