I'd say that over 90% of the photos in my collection are of unknown people, even many from estate sales. Nothing is written on the back. They'll forever be nameless and without a location. The following photos are different. I know their names.
Meet George and Gladys Kallman, brother and sister. These photos, along with hundreds more that my friend Bert gave me, are from the estate of George Kallman. Upon his passing there were no family members who wanted any of his photos.
George died at the age of 82. He was born in San Francisco to Alfred Kallman and Lorena Beck. I believe Alfred owned a house painting company and Lorena was a nurse. The Kallman's were Swedish.
George worked for 40 years as an elementary schoolteacher. He never married, never had children. He loved dancing, especially the polka and Russian folk dancing. He was still dancing six months before his death.
He loved to ski and at age 78 decided to try snowboarding.
Gladys, like her mother, became a nurse. I don't know if Gladys ever married. I don't think she did.
Over the next several weeks for Sepia Saturday I will show more images from the lives of the Kallman family. I wish I had more information about their lives to post with the images, but I'm happy to have this. And happy to make sure George Kallman is not forgotten.