Sunday, May 9, 2021

Semi-mystery RPPC: Charles Lamb & Eleanor Walrod

This unsent real photo postcard has a pair of full names written on the back, in neat cursive. But, the names — Charles Lamb and Eleanor Walrod — don't seem to be unique enough to get us near any kind of answer as to who these two were. A middle name or region of the country could have further helped.

We also know that it's an AZO postcard that dates to between 1910 and 1930. Which means, very roughly, that these two were likely born between 1890 and 1914. And, factoring in a wide range of reasonable life spans (but no "early" death by war, disease or accident) they died anywhere between 1955 and 2010 — a huge range, which shows how complicated the research can get.

Beyond that, we're essentially out of clues. Can we assume they were headed to a prom or a dance? That's a nice straw hat Charles is wearing, by the way.

Perhaps that fact that this photo, attached to these two names, now appears on the internet will help the mystery to be solved.

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