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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14 comments:

  1. I love the old cardboard frame and the embelishment around the picture....details that are left out these days.

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  2. They certainly are happy children. The arrangement of the girls at different heights is pleasing to the eye and doesn't look contrived.

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  3. They are adorable, wouldn't it be great to see how they grew up?

    Jen

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  4. You seem to be right about the date--I found a crochet dress pattern circa 1940 that was very similar. Great job fixing up the damaged photo! ~Abra

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  5. Gosh they are adorable girls! Their parents must have been so proud of them!

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  6. You did an excellent job on the photo repair. I can't see any damage at all.

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  7. chairs seem to be popular in old photos

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  8. I know for sure that The Reed Studio was open from 1910 to 1960. I don't know how much longer after the 60's that it was open. Alonzo Reed I believe first started it and then Orval Reed took over it with him.

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  9. I have 2 photos by the same company that I found when my mother passed away. I don't know who they are of or even when they were taken. I wish I had a way of finding out more about them.

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  10. My great-grandfather was the owner of Reed Studio. My grandma was the one that would hand color the photographs.

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    1. Hi JamiKloth, Do you know what years the studio was open? :)

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    2. 1910 was when Reed Studio opened and did their first photo of George Oppman and a Frank S. I know for sure that they were open until at least 1960 since I have a brief copy of a newspaper clipping celebrating 50 years. The owner, Alonzo "Lonnie" Reed, was my 2nd-Great-Grandfather

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  11. I believe 1919, but I can ask my grandma this week for sure :)

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    1. JamiKloth, Alonzo was my 2nd Great-grandfather. I believe we are related :)

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