Monday, November 30, 2009

Photo Number Forty



On the back of this photo this writing appears  " Just before moving on to beach"   Note it does not say to the beach as in a place to swim.  I know that there is a town called Beach in North Dakota.. so possibly there are others as well.
I like that almost everyone has a head covering..what do you call those caps..Driving Caps? Newsboy Caps?   I will guess that this photo was taken in the early 1940's.  It looks like they enjoyed quite a picnic.. remember those days..the blanket spread on the grass..we don't do that anymore..but perhaps we should!
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Photo Number Thirty-Nine


This is Margaret Peters, this is a photo that came from South Dakota.  It was taken by Andre in Dixon, Illinois.
I have a request in at the Lee County Historical Society for information about the Andre Studio.  So far I have not heard back.  If I hear something from them..perhaps I will donate the photos back to them!
I will guess that this is a 1910 photo.. that dress must have been itchy and hot in the summertime.
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Update*** I think I found Margaret's Obituary
Margaret Peters Bauer - Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Mrs. Margaret Bauer, 72, of 1123 Peoria Ave., Dixon, who passed away Saturday (05 December 1953) at 9 p.m. following a brief illness. Wednesday's services will take place at 9 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home and at 9:30 in St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Rev. T. F. Green officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Harmon. Mrs. Bauer was a lifelong resident of this area. She was born in Jordan Township, Whiteside County, on March 16, 1881, a daughter of Philip and Katherine Heiser Peters. She married Joseph Bauer and resided in Harmon until 1934 when the family moved to Dixon. Mrs. Bauer was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1940, two brothers and two sisters. Survivors include one daughters, Mrs. George Lebre, Dixon; one son, Clarence of Sterling; two sisteers, Mrs. Matt Grennan Sr., and Mrs. John Bauer, both of Sterling; and nine grandchildren. Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 7, 1953 - Monday, 


This is the Bauer, Grennan, Peters connection. :) Connie

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Photo Number Thirty-Eight


I call this one "Young man with a hat."  Possibly this is a young man graduating..maybe from the 8th grade?  He looks a little young to be graduating from High School.  The Moilan Photography Studio in Duluth was only in business from 1910 to 1911.  The Minnesota Historical Society has a great page that lists photographers and their locations and the dates they were in business in Minnesota.  Not all photographers are listed..but most are.  I have found their site very helpful.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Photo Number Thirty-Seven

A beautiful young woman,  I am wondering if this gal is related to the gal in Photo Number One..or if they are the same person?  Perhaps this is her engagement photograph. I will guess that this one dates from 1925 or thereabouts.
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Update: This is Esther or Bertha..this photo went full circle on July 02, 2010 Full Circle Seven.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Photo Number Thirty-Six


I call this photo "Pajama Party".  Five gals sharing whatever was in a chafing dish and a pie plate. It looks to me like the curtains in the background were hung on springs. ( Lots of folks used them up here in place of a curtain rod..they were flexible and could be hung anywhere)  It looks like there are newspapers or advertisements hung on the wall..this could be insulation at it's finest!  I love the patterned robes and can only imagine their bright colors.  Oh I am not sure about a year?? 1920?

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Photo Number Thirty-five


Yes,  I know someone wrote on this photo in ink..fold lace..fold lace..interesting.  I suppose that someone did  some kind of project and wanted to make a point.


Here this is better..photoshop magic!
Larry left me a comment the other day  The dress is interesting as they use to buy them like that and roll up the lace to the right height, then let it down as they grew taller."  This was concerning photo number Thirty-one.   It sure would have been a practical solution to young ladies growing taller!  


I will guess that this is a graduation photo  and I will guess 1910 for the year, as usual these are just guesses on my part. 
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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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Monday, November 23, 2009

Photo Number Thirty-Three


This photo came from the antique shop.  I believe that the gal is holding a slice of bread in the air with one hand and a broom in the other.  The wagon is full of kittens, they are sharing a bowl..note the cream can in the background.  The old little red wagon is NOT a Radio Flyer.. I believe the it is a 150 Top Champ ( Chief) or something very similar, it is difficult to see the name on the side of the wagon. I am guessing that this photo was taken in the late 1940's or the 1950's.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Photo Number Thirty -Two


This is a carte de visite or visiting card or CdV for short. The entire card  is 2 and 1/2 inches by 4 inches.  Apparently they were popular from 1860 to the 1900's.  Kind of like personal trading cards!
The photographer  W J Bennetts   Camborne and Hayle is from Camborne, Cornwall,  England.
I found it interesting that one of the hits I had on this name was a W J Bennetts that was from Camborne that went through New York City with other Cornish people in September of 1913..he was on his way to Evelyth, Minnesota.   This photograph came from a local antique shop.
This man has very kind eyes...I wonder if he came to American..or if his card just visited here:)
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Photo Number Thirty-One


I call this one "fingerless gloves".  I was curious about the gloves called mitts..they were popular in the 1800's  and perhaps these were handed down in her family..and she was a weird duck and wore them for her photograph.  I also read where organists wore them..and ladies that smoked..OR perhaps this is a wedding photo and the gloves are her something old?  Confirmation photos were usually taken holding a Bible or a song book..and she looks older than say the 15 year old that would have been confirmed.  I believe this is probably a photo taken about 1910.  Please leave me a comment with your thoughts!
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Photo Number Thirty


This might be Bob and Joyce...at least that is what is on the back of the photo..in ink..not a great choice..and Grace in pencil.  Perhaps Grace was the recipient of Bob and Joyces Photo..or maybe the little girls name is Grace and the photo went to Bob and Joyce.  This photo came from a local antique shop.

At any rate they are cute kids, they look like brother and sister.  I love his knickers and the socks..didn't they call that pattern argyle?  The little girl is wearing a ring and a necklace..she must have felt very dressed up and special! I am not sure on a date for this one..how about 1930?
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*** I did some research and found that knickers were worn by little boys until the mid 1940's..Sears carried them in their catalogue until 1942.  The Argyle socks are a big clue here..they did not appear until after 1929. Up until that time little boys socks were a solid color. 

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Photo Number Twenty - Nine


This is "Butchie" I wonder what his real name was.  I had an Uncle Butch his real name was Clarence..my Father is the only one that called him Clarence.  Years ago Butch was a common nickname sometimes separating a Sr. from a Jr. with the Jr. nicknamed Butch or Butchie.  Butch was also a type of  haircut in the 1950's  but when this little boy was nicknamed Butchie it probably meant that he was a tough or rugged little boy. I will guess that this photo was taken in 1940-1941.

I could find no information on the Harbican Photo Studio in Chicago.   This photo is a little different, it has almost a basketweave looking texture..the dots that make up the photo are very squarish.

I have no idea why someone would take their child in for a photo sitting and not polish his white shoes white.  I fixed them in photoshop..they were disgraceful. I can remember polishing my siblings shoes in the car, on a towel while my Mother was driving to town.  The toes being so worn from the child continually crawling around on the floor before they could walk, that you had to polish the toes several times:)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Photo Number Twenty-Eight


This is "Lovelingly Albina 45"  I have two of these photos from a local antique shop, one is a 5x7 size and signed the other is smaller and unsigned. Perhaps they were sent to Grandparents and a favorite Aunt or Uncle.  I imagine the dress as being bright red!  I only know of an Inglewood California..I suppose that there are other Inglewoods.  I totally struck out trying to find the photographer Charles Bower. What do you think?  Graduation Photo?  I like the photos that are marked with the year..this one being 1945.  I was curious..Albina is a Russian name..I have never heard of that name before.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Photo Number Twenty-Seven


This is another photo from South Dakota.  This one was also taken at the Brown Studio in Sterling, ILL.  There is a name on the back of this one, Louise Neitzke.  So ..1888 to 1897 is the time frame we know about concerning Brown Studio..so how about guessing a date of 1890 on this one?   Personally I love the hat..but I also wonder what would cause someone to be photographed in a coat?  Was she going on a trip?
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*** Noriko came up with this info..Louise was a maid who worked for Thomas and Mary Galt.  We will date this photograph 1897.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Photo Number Twenty - Six

This is a photo that came my way by South Dakota.   It was taken in Sterling, ILL at Brown Studio.  EC Brown was the Photographer and he was a businessman in Sterling from 1888 to ?   I know he was in business in Sterling in 1896 and 1897 because he shows up in a list of businessman for those years.
Anyway, look at these kids..possibly brother and sister..I love his slicked down hair.. and isn't she just as cute as she can be with little ribbons in her hair.   I will date this photo at 1897..what do you think?
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*** Update: I found these names on the back of the photo Angela and Leo Franklin

Update from Iggy:
Leo Franklin (Sept 1896 in Harmon, Lee, Illinois) was the son of William and Marietta Franklin. Leo's sister Marietta Angelia was named for her mother's mother according to the 1900 US census.

The mother is Find A Grave Memorial# 62388720

Leo is Find A Grave Memorial# 105954197

Angela married a William Prince and I think she lived in Dallas Texas.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Photo Number Twenty-Five

This is one of the photos that I was greatly impressed with..unfortunately it is in horrible shape.  It is on a different kind of paper..or canvas..almost leathery.  I have worked to restore this photo..it is not perfect, but good enough for my purposes. I love the veil and the huge bouquets of flowers!  I am not sure of a year?  What do you think?  1930?

Before:





After:


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** ** Rae and Nancy and Norkio all think the 1920's 

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??
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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.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Photo Number Twenty-Three


I call this one "Love Opal" ..she was beautiful!  I don't quite understand the flowers on the neckline of the dress or blouse..??  Anyone have any ideas?  The Hibbing Photo Studio wasn't in business very long..1938. That's it.  So that pretty much nails down the year on this one.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Photo Number Twenty - Two


This is the last photo I have of a soldier.   Written on the back is Jerry Sr.  Stevie and Jerry Jr.  They look happy!  I think that this was probably taken in the late 1940's or the early 1950's..someplace warm..Florida or California..I think there is a Palm Tree or two in the background.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Photo Number Twenty-One



Jack was in the Army during WWI.  This photo was most likely taken in 1917 or 1918..probably in 1918 since it says on the photo. " Taken after one year of service overseas." And then something in the same handwriting below Sincerely, Jack..that is really hard to make out ( Geo Sister mor)??   The photo was taken at Temple Studio in Waukegan, Ill.  Off to the left is this information: US 28 General Hospital Ward 49 Fort Sheridan, Ill.  I take this to mean that Jack was wounded and was in the hospital.  I wonder if he lived or died?

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*** Pamela believes that this says Jack & Sister Margaret..seems to me that could be it!  

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Photo Number Twenty


Clarence Nesgoda, I found several of them in Minnesota. .   At any rate he was in the Army during WW II and this photograph was taken by Louis Morrison of 10 Donegall Place in Belfast.  There is  a stamped oval on the back of the photo.   The photographer also signed this photo in pencil.   This photograph was taken sometime between  1939 and 1945. I believe it to be a 1942 photograph, that coincides with the time that Clarence D spent in Northern Ireland.    I wonder what the occasion of the photo was..and to whom did he send it..his Mom or his sweetheart?  If he is the fellow that I think he is..he did make it home and lived until September 20,  2000.


 I have found the address of his step-son in Duluth, Minnesota.. I will be sending him a note..perhaps they would like the photograph??  I will see what happens, and I will let y'all know if and when I hear something.
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Update from Iggy : Info from a website 
Clarence D. Nesgoda was a member of the Minnesota National Guard in the 125th Field Artillery Battalion of the 34th Infantry Division, He was called to federal service February 10, 1941.
Following basic training, he was shipped to North Ireland in 1942, and was stationed there until shipped to North Africa in December of 1942.
He campaigned in North Africa, and Tunisia, and was then shipped to Italy and was in Anzio D-plus-3. When the war ended, he returned to the United States and served in the Minnesota National Guard until January of 1946.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Photo Number Nineteen



This week we will celebrate Veterans Day.  I have four old photographs of Veterans to share this week.  This is a photograph of a soldier during  World War I or what was called "The Great War."   We lost 77,000 soldiers when the United States declared war against Germany on April 06, 1917  until it ended on November 11, 1918..which used to be called Armistice Day.   The eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
This soldier was a Corporal ( two stripes on his left lower arm)  in the United States Army.  On his right neckline is a button with US and on his left is a button with a T ( Ammunition and Supply Trains).  The photo was taken in 1917 or 1918.  It looks like a post card that has only lines on it.
Since he is an unknown soldier..known to someone..but not to us at this time..I got to thinking about how the first Unknown Soldier was chosen.. interesting..
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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Photo Number Eighteen


Today I am sharing this photo, any idea what the hat is called or why it was worn?  He is very handsome, and seems to have a very commanding presence in this photo.  Do you suppose that this is a Father and a Mother and their children?  How about a year?  Before 1900?

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Photo Number Seventeen

I was very excited to find this in the old box of photos.. 1892.. Queen Anne Style Home with a four story  tower and a large front porch and look at all the fish scale shingles!  A stunningly beautiful home..I wonder where it was located?? Two stories and an attic..just think of what treasures could have been  stored in that attic!
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Friday, November 6, 2009

Photo Number Sixteen


Five Girls
It appears to me that these young ladies have been playing stick-ball..I wonder if they are sisters?  Or Friends?  I love the big old bows in their hair.  This photo is on very thin paper,  perhaps it wasn't a photo worthy of mounting on the heavy card stock.  I am thinking that this one was taken right around 1900.
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*** Norkio dated this photo between 1908 and 1915..she also mentions that they could be doing yard work. 

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Photo Number Fifteen


This is a copy of an old  photo...back in the 1980's it became very fashionable to take your old photos in and have copies made.  The first ones were not done very well..but it was a way to share an old photo of family members.  We have come a long way..now with scanners and Photoshop we can create our own copies of old photos.
This photo was probably taken around 1900.
I love the long gown.  Boy or girl..it is anyones guess as both were dressed in these types of long gowns.   I thought that flowers we are pretty strange thing for this child to be holding??  Perhaps the flowers are being held from behind to help hold the child in place .
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Photo Number Fourteen


A Mother of the Bride and a Bride..could be a June bride..the trees are leafed out..so it must have been summertime.  I am not so great with identifying years of cars..this is probably the late 1940's or maybe the  early 1950's.  Perhaps someone out there can help pick out a year?  Mildred, maybe Nalley knows?

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**** Pamela, Mildred, Abra and Rae are all pretty much in agreement on this one.. 1951. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Photo Number Thirteen


I wonder if this young lady talked with the photographer.     He was a pretty interesting gentleman.  William Fields immigrated with his family from England.  He trained as a baker, and then was a bookseller until his artistic nature couldn't be denied anymore and he became a photographer.  He was a photographer in a few different places before 1862..it was then he opened a studio in Lyons, Iowa ( Present day Clinton, Iowa) he had a studio there until 1895.

This is a cabinet card.
Her head measures 1 3/4 inches = 1866 to 1875
Rounded corners = after 1874
Photographer 1862 to 1895

So with this one it could be anywhere from 1874 to 1895.    I wonder if she was as serious as she looks in this photo?
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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 :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Photo Number Eleven


Uncle Ed 

This is Edwin F Morgan and this photo was taken by Linquist, Superior, Wis.   Along with this info someone wrote Uncle Ed 1904  on the back of one of the photos... Yes, I have two of these..one of which has a ghost like impression of another photograph on the back of this heavy duty large card.. I suppose they were stored where it was warm. 


I cannot make out his pin on his lapel..he is very well dressed..I wonder if he was a Lawyer..or a Banker?? 
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*** Abra found him in a census at Duluth, Minnesota..he was a railroad clerk.