FAIRBURN, GA – As clues appeared in every frame, the mystery deepened. Who are these wonderful people and what is their story, a Northern Georgia woman wondered, having picked up a classic car projector from a Fairburn goodwill store with precious memories of family vacations and elegant parties.
Kristie Baeumert now has an answer after posting the photos on Facebook and receiving a flood of news about the slides that did not have dates or names. After making an appeal on television, a relative of the glamorous, globalized family appeared.
Bäumert could not be happier that her dizziness was worthwhile.
"I spoke to a very gracious woman who asked for these photos" I intend to respect her wishes, "wrote Bäumert on Facebook.
" Many thanks to all who came together to share the family and she wrote, "People told me stories about their childhood in military quarters and lost pictures they want from their family."
The woman stepped in after Bäumert talked about her detective work at CBS News
One shows a woman in a white strapless dress, red heels and gloves, a glittering collar and a fur stole while holding a champagne coupe that is obviously filled with the luxury brand Veuve Cliquot Others show shiny, mid-to-late 1
Baeumert quickly fell in love with her.
"I just fall in love with this cute family," said the mother of five Atlanta Journal Constitution detectives. "I am fascinated, I want to know more."
Baeumert removed the slide projector, an Argus 300 Model II, for $ 14.97 at a goodwill store in Tyrone, Georgia. She wrote on Facebook that she hoped to use the projector to see her grandmother's slides, but then discovered the delicious secret as she paid for the projector. She clicked through her as she came home.
"The more I looked at her, the more I wanted to know her story," Bäumert told CNN. "These pictures are part of their family's story, they should share those memories and tell their story."
Although she bought the projector in Georgia, the family may have lived elsewhere, wrote Bäumert on her Facebook page. The box in which the projector came had "Kansas" written on it and she spotted a license plate from Colorado on one of the slides.
There are other indications. Most notable for its role in World War II, "Wake Island" is scrawled on a slide with a large plane, suggesting that someone in the family might have been in the military. Wake Island, an unorganized South Pacific US territory, located halfway between Honolulu and Guam, has no permanent residents, only members of the US military and civilian contractors.
Given the age of the cars, Bäumert considers the slides as possible around the time of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling that desegregated schools. And although the family is African-American, some of the photos show that the children smile when they stand next to white children or sit on one of the cars.
"I do not even believe schools are integrated," said Baumert
whoever the family is, Bäumert said on Facebook, "would like to return her to her rightful place"
"Because the Internet It's a magical place, I thought I would share it and see if they could possibly return to someone in the family, "she wrote on the Facebook post, which was shared nearly 3,000 times. "Maybe someone will recognize her."
Bäumert said on Facebook that she had removed the original post showing some of the pictures out of respect for the privacy of the family.
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