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

11 comments:

  1. It could be graduation; seems like the "girls" looked a lot older than they were during that time period.
    She sure is pretty.

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  2. Whether she was a Gladys or a Ruth, she was attractive.

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  3. There aren't any letters to compare in the handwriting but it looks like the same person wrote it. Maybe a friend later in life going back to identify pictures? I certainly could not go back and identify many of my high school classmates these days.

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  4. There is a Bawden Studio listed in the 1940 St. Paul city directory. I think it was on Smith Ave., but I have misplaced my notes from that trip to the MHS.

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  5. I have some theories on this one, but since it involves living people, I have sent you an email. ;-) ~Abra

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  6. Dead end..as the people I contacted are very sure that this is not a relative of theirs. :(

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  7. I contacted Gladys..she did work in St Paul for a time before she was married. I described this beautiful gal to her over the phone..hair parted down the middle, natural curly dark brown hair..a single strand of pearls and a blouse that might be white, ivory or pale pink that has lots of pleating down the front. I mailed her a copy of the photo if it is her..I will mail her the original. We will see what happens:)

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  8. Clifford Bawden
    Residence Year: 1937
    Street address: 512 St Peter
    Residence Place: St Paul, Minnesota, USA
    Occupation: Photographer

    Bawden Studio, 14 E 7th St, St. Paul, 1, MN
    Publication Title: St Paul, Minnesota, City Directory, 1937

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  9. Sorry if this appears twice, it choked so I am not sure it posted:
    I have a family portrait with the same caption on the back: for information write BAWDEN STUDIO 14 E 7th St, St. Paul, 1, Minn.
    It doesn't make much sense to me because to my knowledge no one in my family has any connection with Minnesota. Michigan is as close as it comes.

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  10. I'm the current owner of the home where Mr. Bawden and his family resided in the Summit Hill neighborhood of St. Paul. I've found receipts and other items from his studio downtown. What were you hoping to learn?

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    1. Hi! Just looking for info about when the Studio was in business :)

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