Monday, November 2, 2009

Photo Number Twelve

Is this gentleman wearing a boater hat?   I like her hat also...this is a post card.  On the back it says James Maude ( not James and Maude...could it be James Waude? Some of this penmanship sucks. )   In the spot where the stamp goes it says Artura.. four different ways to form the square for the stamp.   It says that it is from  Post Card Shop,  No. 7 Sixth Street, Minneapolis, Minn.   Penny Arcade, 110 W. Superior Street Duluth, Minn

I guess now I must research how to date a postcard.  Boater hats were popular from 1870 to 1900.
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 *** Update: Here is a view of the back of the postcard.  I finally got around to scanning it!  I found out that this postcard dates from 1908 to 1924 :)


  1. Don't know that I've ever seen a hat quite like his. You have some amazing photo finds Connie. This is so fun to speculate on.

  2. I like the way it looks like the Lady has her arm around the gent. He looks pleased. I love these old pictures. Thanks for using them.

    Shirley H.

  3. He is looking quite dapper and she looks real snazzy as well. They must have been having a good time from the looks of their smiles.

  4. I found an old photo of my grandpa and his sister. My grandpa is holding a boater's hat, as well as a bouquet of flowers & his sister is also holding a bouquet. My grandpa was born Dec 10, 1901. My great-aunt was born Jan 30, 1905. To me, he appears to be about 7 or 8 in the photo, and her, 4 or 5. That would put that boater hat into the 1908-1909 range, a little later than they were supposedly popular, but fitting in with the dating update of your post card. I'll probably post that photo on my blog sometime this weekend if I get an opportunity, so you can compare hats. ~Abra

  5. I also have an old postcard with exactly the same information on the back, altura, post card shop, no. 7, and the Duluth penny arcade. Mine is a picture of a man standing by and old well( a prop ). His name on the back in Henry Lezzani and he's wearing striped long pants, a collard shirt, maybe a tie, and a buttoned up sweater that is a dark color with a light collar and striping down where the buttons are, and ten topped off with a sports type jacket and hat. I found the photo at an estate sale somewhere in the Duluth/Superior area a few years ago.


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