(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.