Monday, January 11, 2010

Photo Number Seventy-Nine

This is Mr and Mrs Ackert....taken at the Chase and Miller Studio in Dixon, Ill. It is quite an elaborate folder with an old piece of wax in one of the corners that is folded down on the outside.
This is what is written on the back.. Mr and Mrs ----- Ackert ...Capet? Cspel? Ospet?   My eyes are tired of tying to figure it out. Tomorrow I will have a photo of someone who is related to them..might even be their son.
I love the pleats on the sleeve of this blouse or dress.  The hat is surely a real fashion statement..and her glasses..held with just a nose piece and a chain....I still don't know exactly what these glasses are called..but she wears them well.
Any guesses on the year?  I think it was a wedding photograph..
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*** Update:
Norkio : The type of glasses is called a pince nez - nose pinch.


Abra: Carl and Teresa Ackert. They are in the 1930 census in Marion Township, Lee County, Illinois, with their children Alden, Thomas, Edith, Edward, and Mary. The census gives Carl's occupation as farmer.


12 March 1952 CARL ACKERT , 68, a farmer on Rt. 2, Dixon, for most of his life, died at his home about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday following a long illness. He was born in Marion Twp. Nov. 28, 1883. He is survived by his widow Theresa Garland Ackert, two sons, Alden, Sterling; Edward, Marion Twp; two daughters, Edith, Chicago and Mrs. Walter Fassler, Brookville; three brothers, Hal, Dixon; Earl Ellendale N.D.; James Edward, Manhattan KS; and a sister Alice Daisy, Webster Grove MO. His parents, two sisters and a son preceded him in death. Services are to be at 9 am Friday at the home and at 9:30 am at St. Marys Catholic Church, Walton, the Rev. Robert Donavan officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Update:***
 From Connie:   Carl Cleveland Ackert , Marion Twp. who died March 12 named his widow as the sole beneficiary in his $29,000 will when it was admitted to probate in Lee County court yesterday (22 May 1952). A son Charles Alden Ackert, Sterling was named executor. Besides his widow, Anna Theresa Ackert Rt. 2 Dixon, and son Charles he is survived by by two daughters, Edith, Chicago and Mary Ackert Fassler Rt. 2 Polo, and one other son Edward Rt. 2 Dixon. The estate was valued at $5000 Personal Property and $24,000 in real estate.

13 comments:

  1. It does look like a wedding photo. That is like a hat that we saw in the Titanic movie, 1909 or something like that. Yes he is about to be cut out of the picture with the rim. It is a nice picture.

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  2. The type of glasses is called a pince nez - nose pinch. Judging by the size of the hat, I'd also say 1st decade of 1900, maybe a little later. I'm not as good with 20th century as 19th.

    I'm also going to guess the name is Mr & Mrs C or G / M or N Ackert.

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  3. She looks so elegant. My eyesight isn't good enough to venture a guess on the name. If it wasn't a wedding photo, it was certainly some other special occasion that they were dressed up for.

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  4. I, too, was noticing how the hat brim kind of pushes the Mister out to the edge of the photo. Love the hat and dress anyway!

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  5. That is definitely one serious hat! She clearly dominates this photo: I am willing to bet she controlled the purse-strings, too.

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  6. Odd to me that she wore the glasses for the photo! The hat reminds me of grandma's lampshades!

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  7. Mr & Mrs Gil Cibert. Just guessing -- ha ha

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  8. we have some photos of my husbands great greats dressed like that. I think they were turn of the century

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  9. I wonder if she remained so forthright? She sure was determined to dominate the photo.
    Love Granny

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  10. Carl and Teresa Ackert. They are in the 1930 census in Marion Township, Lee County, Illinois, with their children Alden, Thomas, Edith, Edward, and Mary. The census gives Carl's occupation as farmer.

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  11. Carl was still living with his parents in the 1900 census in Marion Township, Lee County, Illinois: Abram Ackert (born in NY in March 1851, according to the census entry) and his wife Eva W. (born July 1852 in Maine). I hope these clues will help someone find these photos.

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  12. Carl was still single and living at home in 1910 census for Marion Township, Lee County, Illinois.
    The Illinois Statewise Marriage Index has this entry for his parents:
    ACKERT, ABRAM and NOWELL, EVA W 1874-02-14 / 00003555 WHITESIDE
    Whiteside County is just west of Lee County. So now we have another name (Nowell) and a clue to family connected to this photo.

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Connie