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Help locate the family of mystery man in this photo

Chris Moser is looking to return this photo to the family of the man in the picture.
Image Credit: Kamloops History via Facebook
May 11, 2016 - 8:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - The lure of an old frame has led to a search for the family of a man proudly posed in the photo displayed in the frame.

Chris Moser, an engineer from Vancouver, is looking for family related to a man in a photo he bought in Enderby recently. He bought an old frame, which came with the image, and would like to return the picture to family if possible.

“I’d hate to see it go to waste,” he says. “It meant something to someone.”

The picture is of a young Caucasian man in a suit and tie with black hair. Moser thinks the photo might be from the 1940s based on the man’s hair style and fashion, but isn’t certain. The image is about 18 inches tall by 10 inches wide, he says.

The only information included with the photo was a word written on the photo, ‘Briercrest.’ Moser says he’s found out about a Christian college in Saskatchewan called Briercrest, but hasn’t reached out to them yet. He did a web search for people with Briercrest as a last name on geneological site Ancestry.com, but says he hasn’t found anyone in Canada that matched.

He has also reached out to the Enderby museum, but hasn’t got a response yet.

Moser isn’t certain the photo is from Enderby though, the woman he bought it from implied she purchased it from someone who may have got it from somewhere outside the Thompson or Okanagan areas.

Initially Moser posted on the Facebook page Kamloops History, looking for clues to the man, but says so far he hasn’t had any luck. Some people have expressed interest in the photo if he doesn’t want to keep it though.

Moser, who lived in Kamloops from 1957 to 1975, He says he’s had luck in a similar endeavour before, when he purchased postcards of Riverside Park in Kamloops from 1912. The postcard shows a crowd of people and has names on the back, Moser says, and he was able to find a relative of one in Australia.


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