Studio photographs became available toward the last quarter of the 1800s. A family arranged themselves on a set, in front of velvet swag, around an ornate chair and held perfectly still for minutes. Gentlemen were seated and their women stood dutifully at their shoulder. Gradually photos became more mobile and so did their subjects.

We’re happy to share our picture albums with you of real people from past and present. Photos to be used only with permission.

From Texas Agnes F. T. Currie (1905-1962) married John Duncan Cooke Jr. in Rahwey, New Jersey. Jean Cooke Hull CollectionAlvin Lawrence Cook (1919-1998) veteran of the Second World War, Gays River, NS. David Lawrence CookAmy Baker Cook Kellett (1908-1997) Gays River and Vermont. Cheryl Kellett CollectionAmy B. Cook Kellett (1908-1997) and husband Alton Charles Kellett (1907-1982) Vermont. Cheryl Kellett Collection Claire Cook and her husband David William Castle (1949-2012) Musquodoboit, NS. Claire Cook Castle Collection Brothers Edward, David and Philip Cook, heirs of William & Leah Cook of Gays River, NS. David L. Cook Collection Graduate of Miss Murphy’s Business School in Halifax, Phyllis Verna Cook, Cooks Brook and Lunenburg, NS. Phyllis Cook Schmeisser Mary Ellen Lawson Cook (1895-1966) and daughter Phyllis Verna Cook Schmeisser, Cooks Brook, NS. Phyllis Cook Schmeisser Sisters Phyllis Verna Cook Schmeisser and Edna Katherine Cook McGuire (1918-2009) both born in Cooks Brook, NS Phyllis Cook Schmeisser Four sons of Phyllis V. Cook Schmeisser and her husband Norman Charles Schmeisser (1921-1993) Lunenburg, NS. Phyllis Cook SchmeisserAt Wilsons Bridge in Gays River, NS. Blanche Campbell Cook, Clarence Ralph Cook, Ross Gaston Cook, and Amy Baker Cook. Cheryl Kellett Collection The class of Pine Grove School, September 1914, near Gays River, NS. Cheryl Kellett CollectionCook’s Garage in Troutdale, Oregon belonged to James Lester Cook (1890-1970). His wife Ethel Smith knew rotors and radiators as well as bookkeeping. Karen Cook Hubbard Collection Family photograph for the 1911 wedding of James Lester Cook (1890-1970) and Ethel E. E. Smith (1895-1979) In Bridal Veil, Oregon. Karen Cook Hubbard Collection James Lester Cook (1890-1970) Oregon and California. His gr-gr-gr-grandfather was Thomas Cook of Iredell, NC. Karen Cook Hubbard CollectionJames Lester Cook (1890-1970) and Ethel E. E. Smith (1895-1979) married December 20th 1911 in Multnomah County, Oregon Karen Cook Hubbard Collection</i>