Category: Photographs

Warren and Louise (Ganiere) Heinly 1899 2

One Good Photo: The Heinly Family

Photographs are so important to genealogists. They give us a window into the world of the past—something that names and dates just can’t do. Often, we pull out a photograph of long ago and...

Cross Keys Hotel Allentown 1870 0

Remembering the Cross Keys Hotel

In 1773, Henry Hagenbuch (b. 1736, d. 1803), purchased a lot 60 feet wide by 230 feet deep at the corner of James and Hamilton Streets within the newly formed city of Northampton Town,...

Clarence and Hannah Hagenbuch Laughing 6

Ellen Hagenbuch: Photographer

My Aunt Ellen died last February, 2018. The article Last of Their Generation described her life as a lover of family, flowers, and photography. After her death, her niece and nephew (my first cousins),...

Joe Miller and William Raymond Hagenbaugh, 1934 1

Cop and Robber

Several months ago Andrew found a photograph on eBay that was for sale. The image depicted a Los Angeles policeman, W. R. Hagenbaugh, with a robber, Joe Miller. Andrew purchased the photo for the...

Tintype of Women Playing Cards Detail 0

Oh, The People We Don’t Know! Part 2

The Hagenbuch Family Archives have a large number of unidentified photos, and many of these could be featured in future articles. Numerous ones are portraits—people with identities lost to time. Some are interesting to...

Haag Hotel Waiter 1900 Detail 0

Oh, The People We Don’t Know! Part 1

Three large collections of photos are in the Hagenbuch photo archives. The largest collection is, of course, the photos that are of people descended from my great great grandparents, William and Rebecca (Muffley) Hagenbuch....