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Thanksgiving 2020 – 1 in a series – Top Hat Tom Turkey and Mate

November 1st, 2020 Comments off

Thanksgiving 2020 - 1 in a series - Top Hat Tom Turkey and Mate

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Home School: Identifying People in Old Film – 1911 A Trip Through New York City (VLOG #41) via GeneaVlogger on YouTube [Video]

September 7th, 2020 Comments off

A great story on how old films, now uploaded to YouTube and elsewhere can hold genealogical resources for those researching families or general history. Also, just a great example of how to approach any research project. — Douglas

Home School: Identifying People in Old Film - 1911 A Trip Through New York City (VLOG #41) via GeneaVlogger on YouTube [Video]

Also Check out the Update Video, where I interview a living descendant of the Lochowicz family

In this video I discuss how I was able to identify people in the film 1911 A Trip Through New York City. In one scene of the video there is a well to do looking family being driven around by a chauffeur. The license plate on the car can be clearly seen as 65465, so I wondered if I could identify them through this little piece of information.

I learned through the Federal Highway Administration that there were 81,370 auto-mobiles registered in NY by 1911. I also learned registration was published publicly and quickly found a listing for license plate 65465 in the Brooklyn Life Magazine showing a June 12th, 1911 registration E.M.F. – Mrs. Lochwicz 548 Eighth Street. The car in the video definitely looked like a 1911 E.M.F. Model 30 Touring Car, so I tried to find the family in the 1910 census and was able to find them living at 548 Eighth Street. The household consisted of six people; Head of house Florian Lochowicz, his wife Antoinette Lochowicz (listed as Antonie in the census), their children Francis, Emily, and Elsie, and a servant named Mary Moriarty.

Florian Lochowicz was born in Posen in 1871 and immigrated to America in 1890. His wife Antoinette was a distant cousin of his and she was the daughter of Konstantyn Cornelius Lochowicz and Julia Hectus. Konstantyn had immigrated in 1864, possibly due to the January Uprising in Poland. Florian worked as a barber and became very prominent because J.P. Morgan was patron of Florian’s. Florian died unexpectedly in 1918 but was worth $70,000 at the time of his death. His wife continued running the Barbershops into the 1950s and still lived at their Brownstone home in NYC at 548 Eighth Street.



New Design: Gerbera Daisies Tees and More Exclusively From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

August 28th, 2020 Comments off

New Design: Santa Barbara Palm Trees Tees and More Exclusively From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

August 26th, 2020 Comments off

Last night’s walk via Instagram

August 23rd, 2020 Comments off

Last night’s walk

Last night’s walk via Instagram

The quarantine finally got to me so l bad I had to override my better judgment and go for a neighborhood walk. It went well and allowed me to grab this photo of the sky among others.

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Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter Cooperii) In The Garden via Instagram

August 19th, 2020 Comments off

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter Cooperii) In The Garden

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter Cooperii) In The Garden via Instagram

A regular visitor to the garden. He likes to splash in the birdbath like a small bird then sits on the edge and preens.

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Cooper’s Hawk (Accipter Cooper) in my back garden today [Video] [Photos]

August 15th, 2020 Comments off

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Audobon’s Birds of America art released as free, high-res downloads for printing via Boing Boing

August 14th, 2020 Comments off

The National Audubon Society has released all of John James Audubon’s magnificent watercolors from his classic work Birds of America (1827-1838) as free, high-resolution downloads for printing. The 435 life-size watercolors in the collection were “all reproduced from hand-engraved plates, and is considered to be the archetype of wildlife illustration.” Each image’s web page is accompanied by Audubon’s wonderful first-person descriptions of the animal.

Read Audobon’s Birds of America art released as free, high-res downloads for printing via Boing Boing




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Squirrel Outside My Window via Instagram and TikTok

July 18th, 2020 Comments off

Celebrate The Seasons With these Apple Blossom Pillows,Tees, Cases, and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

June 21st, 2020 Comments off