This is a Real Photo Postcard, an AZO with triangles in the corners where the stamp goes so this one dates from 1904 to 1918. This is quite a bunch of women with only two gentlemen in attendance. I wonder what the occasion was?
I never go back on my promises do I? This was taken out at Anna’s two weeks ago, swell looking bunch isn’t it. Edna. It is addressed to Elsie Kreisel of Dawson, Minn.
Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)
Update :Info from Iggy:
Name: Elsie M Kreisel
Birth: abt 1898
Residence: 1920 - Steele, Minnesota
And about the gathering Larry suggests it could be a ladies group like the Eastern Star.
Iggy thinks it is a Ladies Aid Group..either is possible. Thanks guys for your input!
Most Norwegian-American Lutheran churches had Ladies Aid Societies. Textile production was an important part of Ladies Aid, and was, in fact, the reason some of the first women’s organizations formed.
They often sewed quilts and knitted goods and held raffles for fundraisers.
Aid was a place for adults and children to learn and practice quiltmaking, to socialize, practice the English language, try American food, p reserve Norwegian language and food, and fundraise. Ladies Aid quilts are perhaps best known as being signature quilts.