Thursday, December 31, 2009

Photo Number Sixty-Eight

This is a Cabinet Card, Halvorsens was in business only two years 1886 and 1887.  This photo came from an Antique Shop in Park Rapids, Minnesota.  Perhaps someone will be able to tell us more about the little girls shoes..are these the kind of shoes that you needed one of those button hooks for?  I wonder what the Gentleman did for a living?  Do the girls look like twins to you?  There isn't much difference in height and they are dressed exactly the same.
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Photo Number Sixty-Seven

I call this one "Silk Stockings"..because I believe she is wearing silk ones.  They are very shiny.  This is a Real Photo Postcard an AZO with squares so it is from 1925 to the 1940's.  Stockings were very important to ladies back then..they weren't properly dressed without them.  Silk stocking were expensive.  Nylons first appeared at The Words Fair in New York in 1939.  During World War II 1939 to 1945  silk, nylon and rayon stockings were scarce. Silk was used for gun powder sacks, rayon and nylon were used for tents, parachutes, ropes and tires.  Woman sometimes resorted to putting makeup on their legs and drawing a line with their mascara down the back of their legs to simulate a seam in their pretend stockings.

I will date this photo 1939..I am curious what  the two pockets of material or tassels?? are for..are they just decoration..or do they serve a purpose?  They seem kind of strange ?  She is also holding something in her hands..but it just looks like a piece of paper.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Photo Number Sixty-Six

This is the last of my Holiday will give me something to do over the next look for more old Holiday Photos.  I have some that are winter scenes..we will get to them one of these days.
This is the Jim Albright Family..there are lots of Albrights down in the Frazee Minnesota grandparents used to talk about their neighbors with the same last name.  I got this at the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota..  I will have to remember to ask my Mother if she knows these people! I will date this photo as 1950 or 1951.

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Photo Number Sixty - Five

I call this one Lovingly, Ruthie.  It is probably from the late 1940's..Ruthie must have been off working someplace and could afford to send off her own Holiday Greeting.  I got this card from an Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Photo Number Sixty - Four

Well, this is a little girl..with idiot mittens posing for a photo with a pedal car.  I think that the pedal car is a Fire Chief..I couldn't find any pedal cars exactly like this one to date the photo..but I am guessing that this is the 1940's.  Most pedal cars we made for children six to eight years old.. this little girl looks older than that..who ever got it as a gift was very lucky..perhaps it was for her little brother.

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Update: Feb 01, 2011 someone stopped by and left a comment:
It looks like a Garton "Hot Rod" pedal car. These were manufactured from 1952 into the 1960's. The bell was probably added on.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Photo Number Sixty-Three

A Christmas Greeting from Russ and Margret Leddy .. I found this fun greeting in my old box of photographs.
Merry Christmas to all the faithful readers, thank you for taking the time to leave comments.
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Update from Iggy:
Russell and Margaret Leddy - Russell is listed as Vice President of the Allied Indepent Theater Owners of Wisconsin (Green Bay).

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1953

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Photo Number Sixty-Two

I missed posting a photo yesterday..the day just slipped by..busy time of year!   This family however looks so relaxed!  I left this photo as is.. Merry Xmas 1943 was crossed out at the bottom of the photo .apparently this family was offended that Christmas was they took a pencil or a pen and covered it up.. I would have done the same thing!  No one but the lady of the house is even looking at the camera...I did note a familiar framed print in the background.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Photo Number Sixty-One

I thought this was a fun looks like these gals..and two guys way in the back had a great Christmas Party.  I will guess that this photo is from the late 1940's or early 1950's.  What do you think? Were they all sales women in a department store?  Several have some really stylish (wild) hats??  The gal that played Mrs. Santa certainly looks like she is a fun person..there are tiny bells along the edge of her skirt.
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Photo Number Sixty

" Lady with a package." This photo was says so on the back and it is stamped June 26, 1951.  So it must be a photograph prior to 1950.  Those earrings are something else!  She might have had one of those Toni or Lilt Home Permanent Waves done too!
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Photo Number Fifty-Nine

A Christmas  photo card from the past.. from Jan and her parents.  This must be from the late 1940's.
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Photo Number Fifty-Eight

Today I will begin sharing a few of the Christmas photographs that were in my box of photos.  I call this one "Boy with Santa"   This was probably some sort of promotional photograph..or perhaps it was one of the early Santa/Child photos.  Santa's suit was corduroy!

What I remember...from the 1950's..
In one of the nearby towns Santa was in one of the stores for a few Saturday afternoons just before Christmas..I do not recall that they took photographs, Santa handed out little tiny candy canes, I never sat on his lap either, I just stood there and rattled off my list while holding onto my brothers hand..when I was done I shoved him forward..if he didn't say anythng I told Santa what he wanted.  What do you remember?  Did you visit Santa with your list?
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Photo Number Fifty-Seven

This looks a little like the  little boy that I featured yesterday..except this time he is outside helping to shovel snow.  It looks like he is dressed warm..but has no mittens. I will guess that this is also a late 1950's photo.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Photo Number Fifty-Six

I call this one "Boy with Gun" you suppose he grew up to be a police officer?  Anyway.. I like his cap pistol..and it looks to me like he had a badge or a holster off to the left.   He has a little bit of a cow-lick..I will venture to guess that this photo was taken in the late 1950's.  My brother had one of these haircuts..I believe they were called a "heinie"..with your hair all sheared off..versus a "Butch" where they left a little more on top. My brother wore a cap for a long time..this little boy seems comfortable with his haircut.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Photo Number Fifty-Five

Another bow tie kind of guy..this one from a much earlier time. I love this guys seems to have a life of it's own.  I think this is a farm kid..all dressed up in his best duds..who knows?
I will date this one about 1900..I am not getting any better at these dates..and I do so appreciate your input and help with the dates!
This was taken  by DW Bolton at Northwood, IA  I couldn't find out anything about the photographer.
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Photo Number Fifty-Four

I call this one "Family Gathering"   there are about thirty people in this photograph..this photo is very worn and faded.  I restored it to the best of my ability for now.   I love old Farmhouses like this one, the upstairs and the front porch..I will guess that this is a photo from around 1920. This house has some gingerbread trim on the porch.. a trim that I personally find very interesting.

Well thanks to Abra and her sleuthing around at an ancestry site when she can't sleep at night..we have our first success!!  Photo Number Fifty-One!!  Armed with the info that Abra gave me,   I did a search for the name she gave me and viola!  I found a newspaper article.. I just happened to have a phone book of that area.  The first person I called was the right guy.  I am sure he thought I was nuts..and sometimes I am a little nutty!  I spoke with his wife..they now have my phone number and we will meet with them sometime soon so that some of these photos can be with the people that will appreciate them the most..their families!  What a Christmas gift this is for whacky idea actually worked. I hope that they will tell me more about Grace and Esther..if they do I will add the information to their photographs.
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Photo Number Fifty-Three

I call this one "The Bow Tie Guy"  ..what do you think 1930's or 1940's??  Is the pattern of the suit coat what they used to call Herringbone? I haven't a clue. He looks very you suppose he was a teacher or an accountant?
On a side note, often times when Far Guy and I are out and about..if we are stuck waiting someplace..we watch people and discuss what we think they did for a living.  It makes for some interesting conversations!
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*** Abra and Nancy both said this is a Houndstooth Suit Jacket. 

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Photo Number Fifty-Two

Early this morning when I read the comments from yesterday..I said "OH MY"  I have a connection.  This is a photo that I found in the box from the antique shop.  This is Mr and Mrs Voge  ..the first initial looks like a CJ could they be the Grandparents of Grace Photo Number Fifty one and Esther Photo Number Four?  There is a Bertha notation..could that be a name..or is it the name of the town they lived there is a Bertha Minnesota.   Maybe Abra the sweetie that she is will find out.. doncha just love how this mystery is unfolding?  ( I have known and have had the pleasure of knowing Abra for almost two years now..she is a blogging friend)
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*** Abra was able to find out the Karl Johan ( Charlie) and Mathilda were Uncle and Aunt to Esther and Grace. 
Update: This photo went full circle July 02, 2010  Full Circle Seven:) 

Friday, December 11, 2009

Photo Number Fifty-One

This is a AZO one from 1918 to 1930.  Someone has written "Grace" on the back.   She looks very much like the person Esther  that married Walter Davison in Photo Number Four.   Perhaps her middle name was Grace?  Or perhaps she had a sister named Grace..or perhaps this photo  post card went to a person named Grace.  Who knows..perhaps Abra will run the name again..and see if Esthers middle name was Grace!
The neckline on this dress was must have been too low an inset was added!
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*** Update Sunday December 13, 2009  I have located and spoke with Grace's son and daughter in law..we will be getting together so that they can look through all of my photos..success at last ..some photos are finding their proper home!! 
Update: This is not Grace, but it is one of her sisters..either Esther or Bertha.  This photo went Full Circle on July 02, 2010 .. Full Circle Seven :)  

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Photo Number Fifty

A busy day today..but I am finally here!  Carl Thiel was a former actor turned photographer in Duluth, Minnesota..down on the Ingalls Block. This is a cabinet card and this photo was taken sometime between 1887 and 1901.   I was intrigued with her  " nose spectacles"  this type of frame is called Pince-nez. ..the spectacles were on a chain that could be reeled into an eyeglass holder that was pinned to your dress.  I got held up when I was reading about early glasses..about how some people felt that glasses were something to be ashamed of and they felt out of whack ..and only wore glasses in private.   I have worn glasses all my life, I don't think I ever could see..even as a small child.  I rarely take my glass off..I wear them even at night..that way if I wake up and need to see something ..I can!
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Photo Number Forty-Nine

This is Mamie..or at least that is what it says on the back of the photo.  This photo is on hard card stock and was trimmed by the photographer into this shape.
She is beautiful, I love her's seems they have her all fenced in with the furniture..perhaps it helped to steady her so she would not move too much.   I will just guess at a 1910 date for this one..

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Photo Number Forty-Eight

This is a pair.

I purchased these in an Antique Shop.  They are strange..they are almost half photograph and half ink drawing.  I don't quite know how else to explain them.   Has anyone seen anything like these? (Click to enlarge)

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Photo Number Forty-Seven

Clifford  M. Hursh and P.C. Hursh  are the names written on the back of this photo..with a fountain pen.   This photo could have been taken just about anywhere yet I suspect that it was taken in Minnesota..because of the clump Birch trees.  I will guess that this photo was taken around 1945.
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Photo Number Forty-Six

Kathryn at 3 1/2 and Alice Mae at 8 months.   I think this photo was probably taken in the late 1940's.  It seemed to be a trend back then to photograph your children in the doorway outside, at least there was a blanket to sit you suppose that they did this because they ran out of flashbulbs? Or did they just want an outdoor photo taken after a long winter?
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Photo Number Forty-Five

I have two of these photos, both have writing on the back in the same hand.

 "Mutt and Jeff"  I look like a freak in this picture  Ham

Doesn't Thatcher look thin?  Amy  What do you think of "Your Brothers?"

One of the photos had been folded into tiny squares...I recall men wearing suit coats with their bib overhauls in the 1950's.  I don't quite to know what to make of this first glance I thought it was a man and a woman..but maybe not.  What do you think?
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Friday, December 4, 2009

Photo Number Forty-Four

Look at these huge sleeves!  The mutton sleeves were first seen in 1824, but made a comeback in the 1890's. Sometimes they were called Leg of Mutton sleeves.   This photo was taken in 1898 or 1899 at the Shepherd Studio in St. Paul Minnesota.  I like their wicker furniture!
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Photo Number Forty -Three

This is probably Ruth..but she might be Gladys.

I believe that this photo was probably taken in the 1940's.  The Bawden Studio in St. Paul is elusive..I ran into a brick wall with this one.
 Graduation Photo?
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Update from Iggy: 
The photographer:
Clifford Bawden
Residence Year: 1937
Street address: 512 St Peter
Residence Place: St Paul, Minnesota, USA
Occupation: Photographer

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Photo Number Forty-Two

I call this one "1950's baby"   I do remember little boys having these one piece on the bottom, white on the top and some little Teddy Bear or Rocking Horse on the front.  It was a tradition in the 1950's to take a photo of your children on their first birthday at a photography was like a rite of passage.
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Photo Number Forty-One

This gal has a friend named Agnes.  This is a Real Photo Postcard.   This was a very interesting era in could have a postcard made out of any photo beginning about 1903. Kodak was instrumental in this process.
Someone cut the edges of the photo off..and in doing so part of the message is gone.  This card was never mailed..perhaps it was hand delivered to Agnes.  This Real Photo Postcard dates from 1904 to 1918.
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Update from Iggy:
Agnes Henrietta Arfstrom was the daughter of Gustav William Arfstrom and Ellen Peterson. The family lived in Eagle Lake, Otter Tail, Minnesota in 1910.

She was born on 27 Dec 1902 and married Walter H Taylor on 17 May 1946.

The couple lived in Spokane, Washington.

She is Find A Grave Memorial# 125277776

Monday, November 30, 2009

Photo Number Forty

On the back of this photo this writing appears  " Just before moving on to beach"   Note it does not say to the beach as in a place to swim.  I know that there is a town called Beach in North Dakota.. so possibly there are others as well.
I like that almost everyone has a head covering..what do you call those caps..Driving Caps? Newsboy Caps?   I will guess that this photo was taken in the early 1940's.  It looks like they enjoyed quite a picnic.. remember those days..the blanket spread on the grass..we don't do that anymore..but perhaps we should!
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Photo Number Thirty-Nine

This is Margaret Peters, this is a photo that came from South Dakota.  It was taken by Andre in Dixon, Illinois.
I have a request in at the Lee County Historical Society for information about the Andre Studio.  So far I have not heard back.  If I hear something from them..perhaps I will donate the photos back to them!
I will guess that this is a 1910 photo.. that dress must have been itchy and hot in the summertime.
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Update*** I think I found Margaret's Obituary
Margaret Peters Bauer - Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Mrs. Margaret Bauer, 72, of 1123 Peoria Ave., Dixon, who passed away Saturday (05 December 1953) at 9 p.m. following a brief illness. Wednesday's services will take place at 9 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home and at 9:30 in St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Rev. T. F. Green officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Harmon. Mrs. Bauer was a lifelong resident of this area. She was born in Jordan Township, Whiteside County, on March 16, 1881, a daughter of Philip and Katherine Heiser Peters. She married Joseph Bauer and resided in Harmon until 1934 when the family moved to Dixon. Mrs. Bauer was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1940, two brothers and two sisters. Survivors include one daughters, Mrs. George Lebre, Dixon; one son, Clarence of Sterling; two sisteers, Mrs. Matt Grennan Sr., and Mrs. John Bauer, both of Sterling; and nine grandchildren. Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 7, 1953 - Monday, 

This is the Bauer, Grennan, Peters connection. :) Connie

This Photo went Full Circle 148 on July 12 2016

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Photo Number Thirty-Eight

I call this one "Young man with a hat."  Possibly this is a young man graduating..maybe from the 8th grade?  He looks a little young to be graduating from High School.  The Moilan Photography Studio in Duluth was only in business from 1910 to 1911.  The Minnesota Historical Society has a great page that lists photographers and their locations and the dates they were in business in Minnesota.  Not all photographers are listed..but most are.  I have found their site very helpful.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Photo Number Thirty-Seven

A beautiful young woman,  I am wondering if this gal is related to the gal in Photo Number One..or if they are the same person?  Perhaps this is her engagement photograph. I will guess that this one dates from 1925 or thereabouts.
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Update: This is Esther or Bertha..this photo went full circle on July 02, 2010 Full Circle Seven.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Photo Number Thirty-Six

I call this photo "Pajama Party".  Five gals sharing whatever was in a chafing dish and a pie plate. It looks to me like the curtains in the background were hung on springs. ( Lots of folks used them up here in place of a curtain rod..they were flexible and could be hung anywhere)  It looks like there are newspapers or advertisements hung on the wall..this could be insulation at it's finest!  I love the patterned robes and can only imagine their bright colors.  Oh I am not sure about a year?? 1920?

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Photo Number Thirty-five

Yes,  I know someone wrote on this photo in ink..fold lace..fold lace..interesting.  I suppose that someone did  some kind of project and wanted to make a point.

Here this is better..photoshop magic!
Larry left me a comment the other day  The dress is interesting as they use to buy them like that and roll up the lace to the right height, then let it down as they grew taller."  This was concerning photo number Thirty-one.   It sure would have been a practical solution to young ladies growing taller!  

I will guess that this is a graduation photo  and I will guess 1910 for the year, as usual these are just guesses on my part. 
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Photo Number Thirty-Four

I call this one "Sisters".  I love the crochet dress on the older girl.  The littlest one has a heart shaped locket on.  This photo was quite damaged....sometimes I wonder if that is another reason that they have been discarded.   I found out that yes there was a Reed Studio in Marshfield, Wisconsin..but that was it.  A year?  Perhaps 1940?
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Photo Number Thirty-Three

This photo came from the antique shop.  I believe that the gal is holding a slice of bread in the air with one hand and a broom in the other.  The wagon is full of kittens, they are sharing a bowl..note the cream can in the background.  The old little red wagon is NOT a Radio Flyer.. I believe the it is a 150 Top Champ ( Chief) or something very similar, it is difficult to see the name on the side of the wagon. I am guessing that this photo was taken in the late 1940's or the 1950's.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Photo Number Thirty -Two

This is a carte de visite or visiting card or CdV for short. The entire card  is 2 and 1/2 inches by 4 inches.  Apparently they were popular from 1860 to the 1900's.  Kind of like personal trading cards!
The photographer  W J Bennetts   Camborne and Hayle is from Camborne, Cornwall,  England.
I found it interesting that one of the hits I had on this name was a W J Bennetts that was from Camborne that went through New York City with other Cornish people in September of 1913..he was on his way to Evelyth, Minnesota.   This photograph came from a local antique shop.
This man has very kind eyes...I wonder if he came to American..or if his card just visited here:)
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Photo Number Thirty-One

I call this one "fingerless gloves".  I was curious about the gloves called mitts..they were popular in the 1800's  and perhaps these were handed down in her family..and she was a weird duck and wore them for her photograph.  I also read where organists wore them..and ladies that smoked..OR perhaps this is a wedding photo and the gloves are her something old?  Confirmation photos were usually taken holding a Bible or a song book..and she looks older than say the 15 year old that would have been confirmed.  I believe this is probably a photo taken about 1910.  Please leave me a comment with your thoughts!
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Photo Number Thirty

This might be Bob and least that is what is on the back of the ink..not a great choice..and Grace in pencil.  Perhaps Grace was the recipient of Bob and Joyces Photo..or maybe the little girls name is Grace and the photo went to Bob and Joyce.  This photo came from a local antique shop.

At any rate they are cute kids, they look like brother and sister.  I love his knickers and the socks..didn't they call that pattern argyle?  The little girl is wearing a ring and a necklace..she must have felt very dressed up and special! I am not sure on a date for this about 1930?
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*** I did some research and found that knickers were worn by little boys until the mid 1940's..Sears carried them in their catalogue until 1942.  The Argyle socks are a big clue here..they did not appear until after 1929. Up until that time little boys socks were a solid color. 

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Photo Number Twenty - Nine

This is "Butchie" I wonder what his real name was.  I had an Uncle Butch his real name was Father is the only one that called him Clarence.  Years ago Butch was a common nickname sometimes separating a Sr. from a Jr. with the Jr. nicknamed Butch or Butchie.  Butch was also a type of  haircut in the 1950's  but when this little boy was nicknamed Butchie it probably meant that he was a tough or rugged little boy. I will guess that this photo was taken in 1940-1941.

I could find no information on the Harbican Photo Studio in Chicago.   This photo is a little different, it has almost a basketweave looking texture..the dots that make up the photo are very squarish.

I have no idea why someone would take their child in for a photo sitting and not polish his white shoes white.  I fixed them in photoshop..they were disgraceful. I can remember polishing my siblings shoes in the car, on a towel while my Mother was driving to town.  The toes being so worn from the child continually crawling around on the floor before they could walk, that you had to polish the toes several times:)

Update from Lynnea:
Harbican 813 W. Lake St. Chicago, IL.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Photo Number Twenty-Eight

This is "Lovelingly Albina 45"  I have two of these photos from a local antique shop, one is a 5x7 size and signed the other is smaller and unsigned. Perhaps they were sent to Grandparents and a favorite Aunt or Uncle.  I imagine the dress as being bright red!  I only know of an Inglewood California..I suppose that there are other Inglewoods.  I totally struck out trying to find the photographer Charles Bower. What do you think?  Graduation Photo?  I like the photos that are marked with the year..this one being 1945.  I was curious..Albina is a Russian name..I have never heard of that name before.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Photo Number Twenty-Seven

This is another photo from South Dakota.  This one was also taken at the Brown Studio in Sterling, ILL.  There is a name on the back of this one, Louise Neitzke.  So ..1888 to 1897 is the time frame we know about concerning Brown how about guessing a date of 1890 on this one?   Personally I love the hat..but I also wonder what would cause someone to be photographed in a coat?  Was she going on a trip?
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*** Noriko came up with this info..Louise was a maid who worked for Thomas and Mary Galt.  We will date this photograph 1897.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Photo Number Twenty - Six

This is a photo that came my way by South Dakota.   It was taken in Sterling, ILL at Brown Studio.  EC Brown was the Photographer and he was a businessman in Sterling from 1888 to ?   I know he was in business in Sterling in 1896 and 1897 because he shows up in a list of businessman for those years.
Anyway, look at these kids..possibly brother and sister..I love his slicked down hair.. and isn't she just as cute as she can be with little ribbons in her hair.   I will date this photo at 1897..what do you think?
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*** Update: I found these names on the back of the photo Angela and Leo Franklin

Update from Iggy:
Leo Franklin (Sept 1896 in Harmon, Lee, Illinois) was the son of William and Marietta Franklin. Leo's sister Marietta Angelia was named for her mother's mother according to the 1900 US census.

The mother is Find A Grave Memorial# 62388720

Leo is Find A Grave Memorial# 105954197

Angela married a William Prince and I think she lived in Dallas Texas.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Photo Number Twenty-Five

This is one of the photos that I was greatly impressed with..unfortunately it is in horrible shape.  It is on a different kind of paper..or canvas..almost leathery.  I have worked to restore this is not perfect, but good enough for my purposes. I love the veil and the huge bouquets of flowers!  I am not sure of a year?  What do you think?  1930?



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** ** Rae and Nancy and Norkio all think the 1920's 

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Photo Number Twenty-Four

I have three of these photographs, if I didn't have three..I would begin to wonder.  This Wedding Photograph was taken at Cyko Art Studio in Ely, Minnesota.  The gentleman that owned this shop was Otto Hakkanen (edited to Hokkanen) he was only in Ely from 1918 to 1920.  I would have dated this photo much later than that.. if there weren't three of these photos in the same exact folder  I would say that someone just re- used the folder for their photos.

Anyway..the feathery hats crack me up and the smirk on the Matron of Honor's face is priceless. The men have double breasted suits..and the ladies are wearing open toed shoes..I have a hard time making 1918 to 1920 out of this photo..I want to call it a 1940 photo..what do you  think??
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***Rae, Mildred and Abra all agree that this is more than likely a 1940's photo.

*** From Brian,  a Grandson of the photographer Otto Hokkanen.   
Yes, this is the 1940's! You see, Otto Hokkanen was my grandfather. He retired in 1950. He lived in Ely until his death in 1968. 

Update April11 2012 from Adam a grandson of the bride and groom.
This photo was taken in 1947. The best man is Frank Jerich, the groom John Hutar, bride is Katherine Jerich and the bride's maid is the groom's sister but I can't remember her name, she lived in Duluth. The best man, bride and groom were Ely natives and lived out there lives in Ely.

Update from Anonymous:
This photo was taken in 1947. The couple in the center just got married. The bride is my grandmother and this was her second marriage. The man on the far left is my Grandmother's brother and the maid of honor is my step-grandfather's sister. They were all native to Ely and except for the maid of honor, all lived in Ely until their death. My grandmother died about the time this photo was posted on this web site, 2009.