Sunday, May 16, 2010

Photo Number 196


This is another photo that I purchased at Aunt Ellie's Attic in Bemidji, Minnesota.  It is a real photo postcard, it is an Azo that has squares in the corners where the stamp goes so it is from 1925 to 1940.  I will guess that it is from the late 1930's.

Sometimes the photographers are as interesting as the people.  Charles A Kukkonen came from Finland to America in 1903.  He learned to speak English and to take photographs.  In 1912 he opened his own studio.  He was well known in the Hancock, Michigan area.   His studio was continued by his son Carl until 1990.
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3 comments:

  1. That is interesting about the photographer. She is one of the prettiest young women you have featured.

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  2. One of the things I most enjoy about looking at all of the photos is the humanity apparent in each of the people, even though we don't know who most of them are and most of the photos were taken so long ago. There is something "familiar" about each and every person, and I could've seen this very lady at Target today buying paper towels. That's cool.

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