Photograph Showcase: Who on Earth is Albert?


We humans are, well, human.

Recently, my human-ness reared its head.

See that photo up there?  The one labeled Albert?  I actually have a few more photos from a similar time period labeled Albert that are clearly photos of this same person.  But guess what my mind saw?



The Hyde family has several brothers.  Not a one of them is named Albert, at least, not that I know of.  There is an Arthur.  But each of the photos in question is clearly labeled “Albert”.

The “Albert” appears to be consistent with having been written at or near the taking of the photograph while the notes on the back were clearly written later by my own Grandma who never met Arthur or the Mystery “Albert”.

Who on earth is Albert?!

I guess I better try to figure it out.



Author: thegenealogygirl

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12 thoughts on “Photograph Showcase: Who on Earth is Albert?

  1. A mystery indeed!

  2. You have your work cut out for you!

  3. It doesn’t seem like it could be a nickname. Could it be a middle name? Definitely a mystery.

    • Possibly… but so far, this family doesn’t seem to use middle names except for surnames when naming a child after an ancestor. But maybe in this case, I have a rogue middle name I haven’t previously picked up. I’ll keep that in mind, thank you!

  4. Our eyes see what our minds want them to see! Just another mystery for you to solve. Good luck finding Albert. But one thought—could your grandmother have gotten the name wrong??

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