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??
Thanks for stopping..come by again:)
***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.

10 comments:

  1. They look later than 1920 for sure. The bride looks sick, the matron of honor looks like she's in on a joke! I love the bride's jacket and the detail at the waist and those corsages are lovely.

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  2. Could it be a double wedding? The corsages are too much alike for one to be a matron of honor.

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  3. Definitely agree it is appears 1940s. Reminds me of a wartime wedding photo. I found a photo of a men's suit that has an almost identical lapel listed as 1940s; hairstyle of bride could span a longer era, I think, but the bridesmaid's hair definitely looks 40s. Women's shoes and suits appear to be 40s, as well. If it were a double wedding, I think both women are usually--perhaps not always--in the center, with a groom on either side. In my parents' wedding photo, my mom and her matron of honor sister are dressed seemingly identical--if I didn't know better, I would have assumed a double wedding (but my aunt was already married).

    Here is an idea on the photo folders--since it was wartime, perhaps they were saving money and reusing folders, or perhaps, Otto Hokkanen, the photographer from Ely, was still doing photography on the side, using his leftover folders from when he had a studio in the 1910s-1920s. He lived until 1968, so it is plausible. Maybe it is a family member. ~Abra

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  4. It certainly looks more like a 1940s shot to me. The men look like brothers. I think this might have been taken after the reception. They all look a bit tipsy.
    Connie, I wanted to thank you for your kind words on my blog post yesterday. You were the only person who recognized its meaning. Yes, there was a message of disappointment in it. It was just one of those days. I always appreciate your comments. Hope you and Far Guy have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. I can see why the "Cyko Art Studio" went out of business. Who wants a psycho photo? :-)

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  6. This looks so like the photos I have of my mother in the 40's. I'm betting on the shoes! (but what goes around comes around.) Knowing how I organize things, I would think nothing of reusing folders. In fact, until now would never have thought of the problems it might cause people trying to date photos.

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  7. I love the ladies' shoes!! And that guy on the far left would get a nose job if he was living now. ha

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  8. 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. He operated a small resort on Little Long Lake after he retired. We still own the property, and have fixed it up quite a bit. His great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild are enjoying his forethought and legacy!

    Brian Krause
    Ann Arbor, MI
    blcmk@yahoo.com

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  9. 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.

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    1. If you would like the photograph please email me. My email is found on the left side of this page...click near the yellow flower! Thanks for the info:)

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