Billie Duck, Morpeth Ontario, 1921

Billie Duck of Morpeth, Ontario 1919

My great-grandfather’s brother, Harvey Duck, married Leta Addeman on December 25, 1912 in Selton, Ontario. They lived in a house only a stone’s throw away from where I grew up, in a house that became “the old house” where I used to scavenge for antique china. The couple had one child, William (Billie) Henry Duck,…

antique photo of farmers

Couple in the corn

Who is this couple in the corn field? Like many of the photos I have, nothing is written on the back of either. I wonder if/how they are related to me. I notice that they are wearing the same clothes in both photos, and likely wanted to be photographed to showcase their booming garden and…

porcelain antique doorknob

Porcelain doorknob

My kids decided I should have this doorknob, which was tucked away inside “The Shed” as our family always referred to this 1915 tobacco barn. In the late 1980s, my grandpa and dad built in a bit of a workshop, which divided the barn into two parts. The door that was added had this porcelain…