MB Boutiques: Blog https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog en-us Copyright (C) 2019 by MB Boutiques, all rights reserved. (MB Boutiques) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:24:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:24:00 GMT https://www.mbboutiques.com/img/s/v-12/u235815227-o816501103-50.jpg MB Boutiques: Blog https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog 94 120 2019 Lunar Eclipse https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2019/1/2019-lunar-eclipse We were very fortunate to have clear skies for the 2019 Lunar Eclipse! Bob Davis photographed the Lunar Eclipse from Aurora, Illinois using a Cannon Mark IV 5D.  It was a very cold night, around 4 F, which made for crystal clear skies. The moon was incredibly bright and was almost vertical in the sky in our location. After Total Eclipse started the moon did take on a reddish hue. 

 

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(MB Boutiques) "Cannon Photography" "Lunar Eclipse" MB Boutiques MB_Boutiques_Lunar" photosbybobdavis https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2019/1/2019-lunar-eclipse Mon, 21 Jan 2019 17:37:21 GMT
Interview with photographer Michelle Murosky https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2017/12/interview-with-photographer-michelle-murosky Thank you so much to Cendrine Marrouat for the interview featuring MB Boutiques and Our Ancestors - The Murosky & McDonald Ancestral Lines on her website creativeramblings!

Thank you again for this fantastic opportunity!

-Michelle

Michelle M. MuroskyMichelle M. MuroskyMichelle M. Murosky is a family historian and genealogist. She has been researching her ancestors for over 15 years.

 

 
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(MB Boutiques) family history mb boutiques reproduction photography https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2017/12/interview-with-photographer-michelle-murosky Sat, 23 Dec 2017 21:23:54 GMT
Custom Business Cards - Mandi Thomas Performance Horse Training https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2017/11/custom-business-cards---mandi-thomas-performance-horse-training Mandi Thomas Performance Horse Training engaged us to design and print customized business cards. We worked with Mandi to set the design and then refine to give her that custom touch she was looking for.

Are you interested in custom printing services? Send us a note - we can help you with your printing needs!

 

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(MB Boutiques) business cards custom printing mb boutiques https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2017/11/custom-business-cards---mandi-thomas-performance-horse-training Sun, 05 Nov 2017 01:19:05 GMT
GeneaBloggers: May I Introduce To You . . . Michelle Murosky https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2017/6/geneabloggers-may-i-introduce-to-you-michelle-murosky Geneabloggers is a website that encourages family history blogging. The site is a great source with a lot of helpful information. The site hosts the Genealogy Blog Roll.

One May 22, 2017 Geneabloggers  featured MB Boutiques partner Michelle Murosky in the "May I Introduce To You . . ." interview series. To read her interview at May I Introduce To You . . . Michelle Murosky.

Thank you Geneabloggers so much for this fantastic opportunity!

-Michelle
 

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(MB Boutiques) Family History MB Boutiques https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2017/6/geneabloggers-may-i-introduce-to-you-michelle-murosky Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:07:55 GMT
MB Boutiques May Promotion https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2017/5/mb-boutiques-may-promotion Hello Lovers of Flowers,

MB Boutiques is hosting a May Promotion!

Two sets of our signature blank note cards for $32 off through Wednesday, May 31! Mix & Match or order the same set. Products are in stock and ready to ship!

Coupon Code: 2FOR32

Mixed Flower Note Cards | Set of 10 | $18Mixed Flower Note Cards | Set of 10 | $18Our 5.5” x 4” folded note cards are printed on high quality paper with a smooth finish. The paper is acid free, archival and Forest Stewardship Council certified. 130# weight. The interior is blank to craft a message of your choice.

The note cards are shipped flat and each 10 Pack is individually packaged. Individual orders are shipped by USPS First Class Mail Parcel for $3.75. Orders up to 3 units ship using USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate box for $6.80. Orders up to 14 units ship using USPS Priority Mail which allows up to 14 units per box.

Pink & White Peony Note Cards | Set of 10 | $18Pink & White Peony Note Cards | Set of 10 | $18Our 5.5” x 4” folded note cards are printed on high quality paper with a smooth finish. The paper is acid free, archival and Forest Stewardship Council certified. 130# weight. The interior is blank to craft a message of your choice.

The note cards are shipped flat and each 10 Pack is individually packaged. Individual orders are shipped by USPS First Class Mail Parcel for $3.75. Orders up to 3 units ship using USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate box for $6.80. Orders up to 14 units ship using USPS Priority Mail which allows up to 14 units per box.
Tropical Scenes Note Cards | Set of 10 | $18Tropical Scenes Note Cards | Set of 10 | $18Our 5.5” x 4” folded note cards are printed on high quality paper with a smooth finish. The paper is acid free, archival and Forest Stewardship Council certified. 130# weight. The interior is blank to craft a message of your choice.

The note cards are shipped flat and each 10 Pack is individually packaged. Individual orders are shipped by USPS First Class Mail Parcel for $3.75. Orders up to 3 units ship using USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate box for $6.80. Orders up to 14 units ship using USPS Priority Mail which allows up to 14 units per box.

Gladiola Fine Art Note Cards | Set of 10 | $18Gladiola Fine Art Note Cards | Set of 10 | $18Our 5.5” x 4” folded note cards are printed on high quality paper with a smooth finish. The paper is acid free, archival and Forest Stewardship Council certified. 130# weight. The interior is blank to craft a message of your choice.

The note cards are shipped flat and each 10 Pack is individually packaged. Individual orders are shipped by USPS First Class Mail Parcel for $3.75. Orders up to 3 units ship using USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate box for $6.80. Orders up to 14 units ship using USPS Priority Mail which allows up to 14 units per box.
Peony Fine Art Note Cards | Set of 10 | $18Peony Fine Art Note Cards | Set of 10 | $18Our 5.5” x 4” folded note cards are printed on high quality paper with a smooth finish. The paper is acid free, archival and Forest Stewardship Council certified. 130# weight. The interior is blank to craft a message of your choice.

The note cards are shipped flat and each 10 Pack is individually packaged. Individual orders are shipped by USPS First Class Mail Parcel for $3.75. Orders up to 3 units ship using USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate box for $6.80. Orders up to 14 units ship using USPS Priority Mail which allows up to 14 units per box.

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2017/5/mb-boutiques-may-promotion Sun, 21 May 2017 21:52:55 GMT
Launching MB Boutiques https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2016/10/launching-mb-boutiques We are excited to announce the launch of MB Boutiques! MB Boutiques was formed to showcase our collective photography work. Our initial product offering includes high quality blank note cards. The 5.5” x 4” note cards are printed on a high quality #130 paper with a smooth finish. Each package will include 10 cards. The interior is blank to craft a message of your choice.

The initial offerings  are available in The Shop and include Gladiola Fine Art, Peony Fine Art, Mixed Flower, Pink & White Peony and Tropical Scenes.

-Michelle & Bob

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(MB Boutiques) Blank Note Cards Business Launch Fine Art Photography MB Boutiques https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2016/10/launching-mb-boutiques Sat, 08 Oct 2016 00:33:50 GMT
The Postcard Collection https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2016/1/the-postcard-collection The Postcard Collection includes postcards from the 1940’s that were included in the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection.

The collection includes postcards Harry Anthony Murosky sent his sister Rita Ann Murosky during WWII when he was based in San Francisco with The United States Army Air Forces. The collection also includes correspondence from Harry Anthony Murosky to his mother Helen Tillie Bukowski during WWII. There are also postcards the extended family sent while traveling. The front and back of postcards have been scanned in high resolution.

The postcards are organized in chronological order.

May 6, 1945May 6, 1945Postcard Harry Anthony Murosky sent his sister Rita Ann Murosky during WWII when he was based in San Francisco.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection.

May 6, 1945May 6, 1945Postcard Harry Anthony Murosky sent his sister Rita Ann Murosky during WWII when he was based in San Francisco.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection.

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(MB Boutiques) WWII postcards https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2016/1/the-postcard-collection Sat, 02 Jan 2016 21:51:00 GMT
The Unknown Collection https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2015/9/the-unknown-collection The Unknown Collection features old family photographs are currently not identified. The hope is that in time the individuals in the photographs may be identified. 

UnknownUnknownFrom the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

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(MB Boutiques) Portraits of a Life old photographs https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2015/9/the-unknown-collection Sun, 06 Sep 2015 20:51:00 GMT
The Arthur & Mary Eugenia Collection https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2015/2/the-arthur-mary-eugenia-collection The Arthur & Mary Eugenia Collection was launched February of 2015. The collection features photographs of the Arthur Murosky and Mary Eugenia McDonald Family. Arthur and Mary Eugenia married on August 9, 1941 and had ten children. The photographs featured in the collection are organized in chronological order.

1943 - Mary Eugenia, James Arthur & Arthur1943 - Mary Eugenia, James Arthur & ArthurMary Eugenia McDonald and Athur Murosky photographed with their oldest son James Arthur Murosky in 1943.

Helen likely recorded the names and date on the photograph. From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

 

Art's Sunoco at 21st &  State StreetsArt's Sunoco at 21st & State StreetsArt's Sunoco at 21st & State Streets
Operated by Arthur Murosky

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

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(MB Boutiques) Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania Portraits of a Life old photographs https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2015/2/the-arthur-mary-eugenia-collection Sun, 01 Feb 2015 21:51:00 GMT
The Military Collection https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2015/1/the-military-collection The Military Collection was launched November 11, 2014 at the family photo website. This digital gallery features 45 photographs of family members who served in the military. Many of the photographs are from the WWII era. The photographs range from portraits with family members to photos taken where the men were stationed and sent home to loved ones. Many of the photos are from the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection.

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” – Abraham Lincoln

To learn more about family members who served in the Military please visit the page Military Veterans.

Wedding of Norbert Bukowski & Dorothy SwienskiWedding of Norbert Bukowski & Dorothy SwienskiWedding of Norbert Bukowski & Dorothy Swienski in the 1940's. (Left to Right) Robert V. Pietrzak (cousin of groom), unknown woman (bride's sister), Dorothy Swienski, Norbert Bukowski.

Norbert Bukowski was the son of William F. Bukowski and Celia. Robert V. Pietrzak was the son of Stanley Pietrzak and Clara T. Bukowski.

Buffalo, Erie County, New York

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

The collection includes several photographs from the Alaskan Highway. My grandfather's brother Edward. V. Murosky was stationed along the Alaskan Highway in 1944. He took many photographs which ended up in an album his mother maintained.

The Alaskan Highway 1944The Alaskan Highway 1944United States Army stationed along the Alaskan Highway 1944. Edward V. Murosky standing with Army vehicle.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.


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(MB Boutiques) Military Portraits of a Life WWII old photographs https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2015/1/the-military-collection Sun, 04 Jan 2015 21:51:00 GMT
The Murosky Collection: Edward V. Murosky Wedding Snapshots https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/12/the-murosky-collection-edward-v-murosky-wedding-snapshots A series of snapshots taken at the wedding of Edward V. Murosky and Margaret Forgash in 1946. The photographs were included in the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection.

Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky
Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Left to Right:

Jack Yochum, Unknown, Margaret Forgash, Edward V. Murosky, Unknown, Walter E. Neimi, Rita Ann Murosky, Emil Forgash

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky
Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

(L-R) Anthony Harry Murosky Jr., Marian Elaine Murosky, Helen Tillie Bukowski, Edward V. Murosky, Rita Ann Murosky.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky
Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

(L-R) Anthony Harry Murosky Jr., Marian Elaine Murosky, Helen Tillie Bukowski, Edward V. Murosky, Rita Ann Murosky.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky

Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky

Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky
Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

(L-R): Edward V. Murosky, Margaret Forgash, Rita Ann Murosky & Unknown

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky

Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Left to Right: Rita Ann Murosky, Friend of Bride, Margaret Forgash (Bride), Unknown, Greta Zelazny

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky
Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky
Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

(L-R): Unknown, Margaret Forgash, Helen Tillie Bukowski and Edward V. Murosky

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky
Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

(L-R): Edward V. Murosky, Margaret Forgash and Unknown.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky
Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky
Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky
Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky
Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky

Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky

Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania
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From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky

Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky
Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky
Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky
Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky
Wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashWedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret ForgashThe wedding of Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held September 7, 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

(L-R): Margaret Forgash and Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky

 

 

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/12/the-murosky-collection-edward-v-murosky-wedding-snapshots Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:20:15 GMT
The Bukowski Collection: The Norbert Bukowski Family https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/12/the-bukowski-collection-the-norbert-bukowski-family An update to The Bukowski Collection. The Norbert Bukowski Family. From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection.

Wedding of Norbert Bukowski & Dorothy SwienskiWedding of Norbert Bukowski & Dorothy SwienskiWedding of Norbert Bukowski & Dorothy Swienski in the 1940's. (Left to Right) Robert V. Pietrzak (cousin of groom), unknown woman (bride's sister), Dorothy Swienski, Norbert Bukowski.

Norbert Bukowski was the son of William F. Bukowski and Celia. Robert V. Pietrzak was the son of Stanley Pietrzak and Clara T. Bukowski.

Buffalo, Erie County, New York

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Norbert Bukowski & Judy BukowskiNorbert Bukowski & Judy BukowskiNorbert Bukowski photographed with his oldest daughter Judy Bukowski. Norbert was the son of William F. Bukowski & Celia. He served in the United States Coast Guard.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Edward signed this photograph. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Judy BukowskiJudy BukowskiJudy Bukowski photographed in the 1940's likely in Buffalo, New York. Judy Bukowski is the daughter of Norbert Bukowski and Dorothy Swienski.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Dorothy & JudyDorothy & JudyNorbert Bukowski Family

Norbert Bukowski's wife Dorothy Swienski with their oldest daughter Judy Bukowski likely photographed in Buffalo, New York in the the 1940's.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/12/the-bukowski-collection-the-norbert-bukowski-family Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:09:48 GMT
The McDonald Collection: The McDonald & Selker Cousins - 1920's https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/12/the-mcdonald-collection-the-mcdonald-selker-cousins---1920s An update to the The McDonald Collection. The McDonald and Selker cousins photographed in the 1920's in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. The Joseph W. Selker house is to the right of the children. The Joseph W. Selker Cigar Factory is to the left of the children.  From the Frances Philema Selker Collection.

 

McDonald & Selker CousinsMcDonald & Selker Cousins(L-R) Mary Eugenia McDonald, Helen Lucille Selker, Leopold George Selker Jr. & Frances Winifred McDonald.

The McDonald girls were the children of Loraine Anthony McDonald & Frances Philomena Selker. The Selker siblings were the children of Leopold George Selker Sr. & Katherine V. Hartle.

Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania

From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M.

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/12/the-mcdonald-collection-the-mcdonald-selker-cousins---1920s Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:06:59 GMT
The McDonald Collection: The McDonald Siblings https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/12/the-mcdonald-siblings An update to the The McDonald Collection. The children of Loraine Anthony McDonald and Frances Philomena Selker photographed outside of 422 E 19th St in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania in the 1940's. Note young William is wearing an Army jacket that may have belonged to a family friend. From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection.

The McDonald SiblingsThe McDonald SiblingsChildren of Loraine Anthony McDonald & Frances Philomena Selker
Back L-R: Katherine Joan, Frances Winifred, Rose Marie
Front L-R: Dorothy Elizabeth, William Loraine, Madelyn Ann

Photo taken at 422 E 19th St in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania. From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/12/the-mcdonald-siblings Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:03:32 GMT
The McDonald Collection: 35th Wedding Anniversary Celebration https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/12/the-mcdonald-collection-35th-wedding-anniversary-celebration An update to the The McDonald Collection. These photographs were from the 35th Wedding Anniversary Celebration of Loraine Anthony McDonald and Frances Philomena Selker. These photographs were in an album and were included in my great-grandmother Frances Philomena Selker's Collection.

35th Wedding Anniversary35th Wedding AnniversaryThe 35th Wedding Anniversary celebration for Loraine Anthony McDonald & Frances Philomena Selker.

From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky

35th Wedding Anniversary35th Wedding AnniversaryThe 35th Wedding Anniversary celebration for Loraine Anthony McDonald & Frances Philomena Selker. Loraine and Frances were photographed with their daughters.

From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky

35th Wedding Anniversary35th Wedding AnniversaryThe 35th Wedding Anniversary celebration for Loraine Anthony McDonald & Frances Philomena Selker. Loraine and Frances enter the room. Son William is behind them in the doorway.

From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky

35th Wedding Anniversary35th Wedding AnniversaryThe 35th Wedding Anniversary celebration for Loraine Anthony McDonald & Frances Philomena Selker.

From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky
35th Wedding Anniversary35th Wedding AnniversaryThe 35th Wedding Anniversary celebration for Loraine Anthony McDonald & Frances Philomena Selker.

From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky

35th Wedding Anniversary35th Wedding AnniversaryThe 35th Wedding Anniversary celebration for Loraine Anthony McDonald & Frances Philomena Selker.

From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky

35th Wedding Anniversary35th Wedding AnniversaryThe 35th Wedding Anniversary celebration for Loraine Anthony McDonald & Frances Philomena Selker.

From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky

35th Wedding Anniversary35th Wedding AnniversaryThe 35th Wedding Anniversary celebration for Loraine Anthony McDonald & Frances Philomena Selker.

From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky

35th Wedding Anniversary35th Wedding AnniversaryThe 35th Wedding Anniversary celebration for Loraine Anthony McDonald & Frances Philomena Selker.


From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky
35th Wedding Anniversary35th Wedding AnniversaryThe 35th Wedding Anniversary celebration for Loraine Anthony McDonald & Frances Philomena Selker.

From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky

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(MB Boutiques) McDonald Portraits of a Life old photographs https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/12/the-mcdonald-collection-35th-wedding-anniversary-celebration Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:55:39 GMT
The Murosky Collection: 1945 Family Gathering https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/11/the-murosky-collection-1945-family-gathering Today's update is an addition to the The Murosky Collection. This series of photographs was taken at a family gathering in July 1945. These photos were included in my great-grandmother Helen Tillie Bukowski's collection.

1945 Murosky Family Gathering1945 Murosky Family GatheringJuly 1945 Murosky Family Gathering. The photograph was likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Helen may have recorded the notes on the photograph. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

1945 Murosky Family Gathering1945 Murosky Family GatheringJuly 1945 Murosky Family Gathering. The photograph was likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Helen may have recorded the notes on the photograph. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

1945 Murosky Family Gathering1945 Murosky Family GatheringJuly 1945 Murosky Family Gathering. The photograph was likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

1945 Murosky Family Gathering1945 Murosky Family GatheringJuly 1945 Murosky Family Gathering. The photograph was likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

1945 Murosky Family Gathering1945 Murosky Family GatheringJuly 1945 Murosky Family Gathering. The photograph was likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

1945 Murosky Family Gathering1945 Murosky Family GatheringJuly 1945 Murosky Family Gathering. Anthony Harry Murosky Jr. on the left. Unknown man on right. The photograph was likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

1945 Murosky Family Gathering1945 Murosky Family GatheringJuly 1945 Murosky Family Gathering. The photograph was likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

1945 Murosky Family Gathering1945 Murosky Family GatheringJuly 1945 Murosky Family Gathering. The photograph was likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/11/the-murosky-collection-1945-family-gathering Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:06:38 GMT
The Guth Collection: Guth Family Portrait https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/11/the-guth-collection-guth-family-portrait This Guth family portrait is a tintype photograph. The Victorian style of the ladies dresses indicates the photograph was likely taken between 1884 and 1886. The ladies in the portrait are believed to be Frances Philomena Guth (L) with her mother Theresa Loll (R). The man is likely a brother of Frances Philomena Guth. Frances Philomena Guth would have been between 21 and 23 in this photograph. Her mother Theresa Loll would have been between 49 and 51 in this photograph.

The family was one of the prominent families in Clarion, Pennsylvania in the late 1800’s. Leopold Guth owned his own jewelry and watch making business. The family’s prominence is demonstrated by the clothing the ladies are wearing and because they could afford to have their photograph taken.

This tin type and several others were included in the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Frances Philomena Guth appears to have ended up with these photographs. She passed the photographs down to her daughter Frances Philomena Selker. Frances' daughter Mary Eugina McDonald ended up with her mother's photo collections which is time were handed down to me. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Guth Family PortraitGuth Family PortraitThis Guth family portrait is a tintype photograph. The Victorian style of the ladies dresses indicates the photograph was likely taken between 1884 and 1886. The ladies in the portrait are believed to be Frances Philomena Guth (L) with her mother Theresa Loll (R). The man is likely a brother of Frances Philomena Guth. Frances Philomena Guth would have been between 21 and 23 in this photograph. Her mother Theresa Loll would have been between 49 and 51 in this photograph.

From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Guth Family PortraitGuth Family PortraitThis Guth family portrait is a tintype photograph. The Victorian style of the ladies dresses indicates the photograph was likely taken between 1884 and 1886. The ladies in the portrait are believed to be Frances Philomena Guth (L) with her mother Theresa Loll (R). The man is likely a brother of Frances Philomena Guth. Frances Philomena Guth would have been between 21 and 23 in this photograph. Her mother Theresa Loll would have been between 49 and 51 in this photograph.

From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/11/the-guth-collection-guth-family-portrait Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:04:22 GMT
The Murosky Collection: 1940s Family Gathering https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/11/the-murosky-collection-1940s-family-gathering Today's update is an addition to the The Murosky Collection. This series of photographs was taken at a family gathering in the 1940's. These photos were included in my great-grandmother Helen Tillie Bukowski's collection.

 

1945 Murosky Family Gathering1945 Murosky Family GatheringMurosky siblings Margaret Murosky (15 Jun 1897 - 20 Dec 1978), Anthony Harry Murosky Jr. (11 Oct 1895 - 10 Jan 1950) and Esther Murosky (May 1909 - ??) photographed in the 1940’s. The photograph was likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

1945 Murosky Family Gathering1945 Murosky Family GatheringMurosky siblings photographed in the 1940’s. The photograph was likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Back: Anthony Harry Murosky Jr., Margaret Murosky, unknown, unknown
Front: Unknown, Esther Murosky

1945 Murosky Family Gathering1945 Murosky Family GatheringMurosky siblings photographed in the 1940’s. The photograph was likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania. Left to Right: Unknown, Unknown, Unknown and Anthony Harry Murosky Jr.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

1945 Murosky Family Gathering1945 Murosky Family GatheringMargaret Murosky (15 Jun 1897 - 20 Dec 1978) photographed in the 1940's. The photograph likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/11/the-murosky-collection-1940s-family-gathering Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:29:34 GMT
The Murosky Collection: 1937 Family Gathering https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/11/the-murosky-collection-1937-family-gathering Today's update is an addition to the The Murosky Collection. This series of photographs was taken at a family gathering in 1397. These photos were included in my great-grandmother Helen Tillie Bukowski's collection.

 

1937 Murosky Family Gathering1937 Murosky Family GatheringMurosky siblings Anthony Harry Murosky Jr. (11 Oct 1895 - 10 Jan 1950) and Margaret Murosky (15 Jun 1897 - 20 Dec 1978) photographed in 1937. The photograph was likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Helen likely recorded the names on the photograph. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

 

1937 Murosky Family Gathering1937 Murosky Family GatheringHelen Tillie Bukowski (13 Jun 1901 - 16 Aug 1994) with her sister-in-law Margaret Murosky (15 Jun 1897 - 20 Dec 1978) photographed in 1937. The photograph was likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Helen likely recorded the names on the photograph. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

 

1937 Murosky Family Gathering1937 Murosky Family GatheringMargaret Murosky (15 Jun 1897 - 20 Dec 1978) photographed in 1937. The photograph was likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Helen likely recorded the names on the photograph. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

1937 Murosky Family Gathering1937 Murosky Family GatheringMurosky siblings Esther Murosky (May 1909 - ??), Anthony Harry Murosky Jr. (11 Oct 1895 - 10 Jan 1950) and Margaret Murosky (15 Jun 1897 - 20 Dec 1978) photographed in 1937. The photograph was likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Helen likely recorded the date on the photograph. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

 

1937 Murosky Family Gathering1937 Murosky Family GatheringHelen Tillie Bukowski photographed with her children in 1937. The photograph was likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Back: Harry Anthony Murosky, Helen Tillie Bukowski, Arthur Murosky
Front: Rita Ann Murosky, Marian Elaine Murosky, Edward V. Murosky

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Helen likely recorded the date on the photograph. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

 

1937 Murosky Family Gathering1937 Murosky Family GatheringMurosky Family Gathering in 1937. The photograph was likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Back: Helen Tillie Bukowski, Loretta V. Barnicki, Margaret Murosky, Esther Murosky
Front: Marian Elaine Murosky, Rita Ann Murosky, Eleanor Sell

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Helen likely recorded the date on the photograph. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/11/the-murosky-collection-1937-family-gathering Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:34:18 GMT
The Guth Collection: Leopold Guth & Theresa Loll https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/11/the-guth-collection-leopold-guth-theresa-loll Leopold Guth was born 14 Nov 1830 in Untersimmonswald, Province of Baden, Germany. He departed Germany in 1850 and settled in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania with his brother Francis Xavier Guth. He was a prominent citizen in Clarion owning his own jewelry and watch making business. He was also recorded as a silversmith.

He married Alsacian immigrant Theresa Loll on 20 Jan 1853 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. Theresa Loll was born 12 May 1835 in Marcholsheim, Alsace, France. She departed France in 1852 with her family and settled in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.  

The couple had twelve children. Leopold lived to age 74 and died on 13 June 1905. Theresa lived to age 69 and died on 12 September 1904. They are both buried at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Clarion County Pennsylvania. 

These cabinet cards were included in the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. The full cabinet cards have fine embossed patterns which indicate the subject was photographed between 1894 and 1900. Leopold would have been between 64 and 70. Theresa would have been between 59 and 65. 

Their daughter Frances Philomena Guth likely had these photographs and those were passed down to her daughter Frances Philomena Selker. Frances' daughter Mary Eugina McDonald ended up with her mother's photo collections which is these were handed down to me. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Leopold GuthLeopold GuthLeopold Guth photographed between 1894 and 1900.

From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Theresa LollTheresa LollTheresa Loll photographed between 1894 and 1900.

From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/11/the-guth-collection-leopold-guth-theresa-loll Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:21:07 GMT
The Bukowski Collection: Vincinety Frank Bukowski & Theresa Filipkowski https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/11/the-bukowski-collection-vincinety-frank-bukowski-theresa-filipkowski Today's update is an addition to the The Bukowski Collection. This photograph was included in my great-grandmother Helen Tillie Bukowski's collection.

John Frank Bukowski & Theresa FilipkowskiJohn Frank Bukowski & Theresa FilipkowskiThis photograph was included in the formal portraits from the wedding of Helen Tillie Bukowski & Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr. The couple, estimated to be John Frank Bukowski & Theresa Filipkowski, were attendants in the wedding. John Frank was Helen Tillie's older brother. The photograph was taken was September 3, 1917.

Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/11/the-bukowski-collection-vincinety-frank-bukowski-theresa-filipkowski Sun, 09 Nov 2014 19:18:22 GMT
The Murosky Collection: Walter E. Niemi & Rita Ann Murosky Wedding https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/11/walter-e-niemi-rita-ann-murosky-wedding Today's update is an addition to the The Murosky Collection. This photograph was included in my great-grandmother Helen Tillie Bukowski's collection.

 

Walter E. Niemi & Rita Ann Murosky WeddingWalter E. Niemi & Rita Ann Murosky WeddingThe wedding Walter E. Niemi & Rita Ann Murosky was held October 4, 1947 in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

 

Walter E. Niemi & Rita Ann Murosky WeddingWalter E. Niemi & Rita Ann Murosky WeddingThe wedding Walter E. Niemi & Rita Ann Murosky was held October 4, 1947 in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

 

Walter E. Niemi & Rita Ann Murosky WeddingWalter E. Niemi & Rita Ann Murosky WeddingThe wedding Walter E. Niemi & Rita Ann Murosky was held October 4, 1947 in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/11/walter-e-niemi-rita-ann-murosky-wedding Sun, 02 Nov 2014 19:39:14 GMT
The Murosky Collection: Rita Ann Murosky https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/the-murosky-collection-rita-ann-murosky Today's update is an addition to the The Murosky Collection. This photograph was included in my great-grandmother Helen Tillie Bukowski's collection.

1941 - Rita Ann Murosky1941 - Rita Ann MuroskyRita Ann Murosky photographed in 1941 at age 14.

Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Skinner Studio, 814 State Street, Erie, Pa. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.
 
1945 - Rita Ann Murosky1945 - Rita Ann MuroskyRita Ann Murosky photographed in 1945 at 18 years old.

Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.
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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/the-murosky-collection-rita-ann-murosky Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:38:39 GMT
The McDonald Collection & The Selker Collection: Frances P. Selker and Winifred A. O'Neill https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/the-mcdonald-collection-the-selker-collection-frances-p-selker-and-winifred-a-oneill Today's update is an addition to the The McDonald Collection and the Selker Collection. This photograph was included in my great-grandmother Frances Philomena Selker's Collection.

Frances Philomena Selker, Madeline Gertrude McDonald, Winifred Agnes O'NeillFrances Philomena Selker, Madeline Gertrude McDonald, Winifred Agnes O'NeillThis photograph was likely taken at the 50th wedding anniversary celebration for Robert Alphonsus McDonald and Winifred Agnes O'Neill in 1945. From left to right: Frances Philomena Selker, Madeline Gertrude McDonald, Winifred Agnes O'Neill.

Winifred was born September 3, 1874 the daughter of two Irish immigrants - Michael O'Neill and Ellen Cunningham.

From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M.
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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/the-mcdonald-collection-the-selker-collection-frances-p-selker-and-winifred-a-oneill Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:27:20 GMT
The Murosky Collection: Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash Wedding Photo https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/the-murosky-collection-edward-v-murosky-margaret-forgash-wedding-photo Today's update is an addition to the The Murosky Collection. This photograph was included in my great-grandmother Helen Tillie Bukowski's collection.

Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash WeddingEdward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash WeddingThe wedding Edward V. Murosky & Margaret Forgash was held 07 Sep 1946 at Holy Family Church in Erie, Erie County Pennsylvania. The couple married after Edward returned from his service in the Army during WWII.

Edward V. Murosky was born 03 March 1925 in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr. and Helen Tillie Bukowski. Margaret was born 1922 in Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of John S. Forgash and Mary.

Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/the-murosky-collection-edward-v-murosky-margaret-forgash-wedding-photo Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:25:48 GMT
The Selker Collection: Leopold George Selker Jr. https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/the-selker-collection-leopold-george-selker-jr2 Today's update is an addition to the The Selker Collection. This photograph was included in my great-grandmother Frances Philomena Selker's Collection.

 

 

 

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/the-selker-collection-leopold-george-selker-jr2 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:59:30 GMT
The Selker Collection: Leopold George Selker Jr. https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/the-selker-collection-leopold-george-selker-jr Today's update is an addition to the The Selker Collection. This photograph was included in my great-grandmother Frances Philomena Selker's Collection.

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/the-selker-collection-leopold-george-selker-jr Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:37:19 GMT
The Bukowski Collection - Wedding of Joseph R. Bukowski https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/the-bukowski-collection---wedding-of-joseph-r-bukowski Today's update is an addition to the The Bukowski Collection. This photograph was included in my great-grandmother Helen Tillie Bukowski's collection.

Wedding of Joseph R. Bukowski & Helen C. JuniewiczWedding of Joseph R. Bukowski & Helen C. JuniewiczWedding of Joseph R. Bukowski & Helen C. Juniewicz in the late 1930's. Joseph R. Bukowski was the son of Vincinety Frank Bukowski & Franciska Kwiatkowski.

Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/the-bukowski-collection---wedding-of-joseph-r-bukowski Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:03:40 GMT
The McDonald Collection - 1st Cousins 1x Frances Winifred McDonald & Ann Marie McDonald https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/the-mcdonald-collection---1st-cousins-1x-frances-winifred-mcdonald-ann-marie-mcdonald Today's updates is an addition to the The McDonald Collection. This photographs was included in my great-grandmother Frances Philomena Selker's collection.

 

McDonald Cousins: Frances Winifred McDonald & Anne Marie McDonaldMcDonald Cousins: Frances Winifred McDonald & Anne Marie McDonaldFrances Winifred McDonald & Anne Marie McDonald are 1st McDonald cousins 1x removed.

Frances Winifred McDonald was born 18 March 1920 in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Loraine Anthony McDonald & Frances Philomena Selker. Anne Marie McDonald was born 21 May 1922 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Ambrose Aloysius McDonald and Gertrude Anna O'Neill. The McDonald family was so large that even though the cousins are a generation once removed they are still the same age.

The photo was likely taken in the early 1940's in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/the-mcdonald-collection---1st-cousins-1x-frances-winifred-mcdonald-ann-marie-mcdonald Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:57:11 GMT
The Bukowski Collection - Arthur & Dorothy Gaczkowski https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/the-bukowski-collection---arthur-dorothy-gaczkowski Today's updates are additions to the The Bukowski Collection. All of these photographs were included in my great-grandmother Helen Tillie Bukowski's collection.

Arthur & Dorothy GaczkowskiArthur & Dorothy GaczkowskiSiblings Arthur & Dorothy Gaczkowski photographed together. They were the children of Alderman Frank J. Gaczkowski and Teo Fila Bukowski. Arthur was the oldest born 1911 and died in 1928. Dorothy was born un 1912 was the only child from this family to live to adult hood.

Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

 

Arthur GaczkowskiArthur GaczkowskiArthur Gaczkowski (15 Aug 1911 - 14 Apr 1928) was the son of Erie Alderman Frank J. Gaczkowski and Teo Fila Bukowski.

Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Helen recorded the names on the photograph. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/the-bukowski-collection---arthur-dorothy-gaczkowski Wed, 15 Oct 2014 02:26:18 GMT
The Murosky Collection - Margaret Chanis https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/the-murosky-collection---margaret-chanis Today's update is an addition to the The Murosky Collection. This photograph was included in my great-grandmother Helen Tillie Bukowski's collection.

Margaret ChanisMargaret ChanisMargaret Chanis was born 22 Aug 1923 in Forest City, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants John Chanis and Margaret Murosky. In 1938 at age 14 she was claimed as a meningitis victim when her family was living in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

She is photographed on the day of her First Communion.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Helen recorded the name on the photograph. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

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(MB Boutiques) https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/the-murosky-collection---margaret-chanis Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:04:43 GMT
The Bukowski Collection - John, Gustave, Clara & Family Photo https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/bukowski-photos---john-gustave-clara-family-photo Today's updates are additions to the The Bukowski Collection. All of these photographs were included in my great-grandmother Helen Tillie Bukowski's collection.

Clara T. BukowskiClara T. BukowskiClara T. Bukowski (31 Aug 1903 - Nov 1985). Clara was the daugther of Vincinety Frank Bukowski and Franciska Kwiatkowski. She married Stanley Pietrzak.

Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr. & Gustave Joseph BukowskiAnthony Harry Murosky, Jr. & Gustave Joseph BukowskiAnthony Harry Murosky, Jr. (11 Oct 1895 - 10 Jan 1950) is photographed with his brother-in-law Gustave Joseph Bukowski (11 Feb 1899 - Dec 1983). Anthony's wife Helen recorded the names on the photograph.

Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Helen recorded the names on the photograph. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

John Frank Bukowski & Theresa FilipkowskiJohn Frank Bukowski & Theresa FilipkowskiJohn Frank Bukowski (07 Dec 1897 - Oct 1972) photographed with his wife Theresa Filipkowski (1898 - 1963). John was the son of Vincinety Frank Bukowski & Franciska Kwiatkowski.

Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

 

Bukowski Family Members at their Parent's GravesiteBukowski Family Members at their Parent's GravesiteSeveral Bukowski family members are photogrpahed at their parent's Vincinety Frank Bukowski (1861 - 1937) & Franciska Kwiatkowski (May 1864 - 30 Jul 1936) gravesite in Trinity Cemetery located in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Left to Right:
Leona Pietrzak (daugther of Stanley Pietrzak & Clara T. Bukowski), Clara T. Bukowski, Gustave Joseph Bukowski, Helen Tillie Bukowski, Marion Murosky (daughter of Anthony Harry Murosky Jr. and Helen Tillie Bukowski).

The photograph may have been taken spring of 1938 after Vincinety was buried. From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Helen recorded the names on the photograph. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

 

 

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(MB Boutiques) Bukowski Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania The Bukowski Collection old photographs https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/bukowski-photos---john-gustave-clara-family-photo Sat, 11 Oct 2014 17:27:51 GMT
Welcome! https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/welcome Old family photos are a treasure – the images have the ability to transport us to the moment in time when the photos were taken. We can learn so much - what our ancestors looked like, what they wore and how our families lived. Sometimes the emotions shine through – joy and sadness.  Sometimes we recognize similarities that pass down through several generations.

My family is very fortunate that we have numerous old photographs. Many of these photographs are from the collections of my great grandmothers – Helen Tillie Bukowski and Frances Philomena Selker.  As the family genealogist and archivist these photo collections are now in my care.

My Great Grandmother - Helen Tillie Bukowski

 

My view is that family photographs belong to all for the descendants – our rich history is meant to be shared.  To share these photographs I have been working on a project called “Portraits of a Life”. The goal of this project is to digitize, archive, restore and share the old photographs. There are numerous steps required to reach the final stages of sharing the old photographs. To learn more about the Portraits of a life project please view the following blog posts at my research site Our Ancestors - The Murosky & McDonald Ancestral Lines:

After researching and considering many options I have opted to use Zenfolio. This website has been established to preserve and share the old photographs. The photos are organized into collections by surname. The photos within each gallery are presented in chronological order. Clicking a photograph within a gallery will bring up the image and also provide details about the photograph - providing a brief history of the individual. Selecting the slideshow option will allow all of the photographs in a gallery to cycle through.

A brief note regarding the names of women. It is common practice in genealogy to record women with their maiden name.  For reference this site uses the convention to record women with their maiden name. If the woman was married her spouses name will be recorded in the comments if known. 

There is no copyright on these photographs.  I felt it was important to not copyright these photographs – these photographs are not my work.  I am the simply the caretaker doing my part to ensure the photographs survive for future generations.  The photographs are available for download. To download a photograph right click on the image and select the download option. This will allow you to save a high resolution copy to your computer.

The website also has numerous sharing options. The "SHARE" button allows the photographs to be shared on social media or sent by email.  The site also has an option to purchase printed copies of the old photographs. Many of these images would look beautiful in frames. To purchase a photograph click the “BUY” button and follow the instructions in the popup menu. Orders can be placed via pay pal. For more detailed instructions on how to access the site please visit the blog post Launch of the Old Family Photographs Website. 

The photographs already shared are just the start. As content is added to the site the Blog section will be used to highlight new content.  If you are interested in updates via Facebook please visit my Facebook page - Our Ancestors - The Murosky & McDonald Ancestral Lines.

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(MB Boutiques) Portraits of a Life archive old photographs https://www.mbboutiques.com/blog/2014/10/welcome Sat, 11 Oct 2014 02:00:59 GMT