Tulsa woman finds old portraits in attic, hopes to put them back in the hands of families

Posted at 4:21 PM, Oct 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-20 19:19:52-04

TULSA -- Kandy Williamson was shocked when she found letters, receipts and photos dating back to the 30s.

She wants anyone who recognizes the pictures to reach out, in the hope she can provide peace and closure to Tulsa families.

"Faces. You don't discount faces, and beautiful faces. Baby pictures. And oh it just kept coming," Williamson said.

The north Tulsa resident is now hoping to bring these faces back home to families.

"It's just heritage. You want to connect someone. It would make me feel so much better. I have questions about my heritage," Williamson said.

These questions lasted throughout her childhood, as the Kansas City native never knew her own father. It wasn't until 1999 that she connected with her extended family, and saw a photo of him for the first time.

"I was like, who is he? And then I saw old pictures of him holding things. He wasn't my dad then. So that was weird too. But the guy that was on the picture that I do have... I look like him," Williamson said.

Williamson said she can't put the joy of learning about her family into words. Now she wants to pay it forward, to help others experience the same.

"Knowing where you get traits and some of these things from... it has definitely made me a more confident person, and stable. I can be stable for my children," she said.

If you recognize any of the photos and want to be put in touch with Williamson, please email 2 Works for You at

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