Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Photo Number 304
This is a Real Photo Postcard, it is an Azo with four triangles pointing up..so it is from 1904 to 1918.
It is addressed to Miss Myrtle Hooke ( Haake or Hoake) 509 NE Oak Street Brainerd, Minn..I wonder if she ever got this postcard..perhaps she is in the photo..we will probably never know. I searched in Minnesota for her and came up empty handed.
Now what do you suppose this occasion was..Confirmation? A class at a small school? This photo does not say “family” to me..does it to you?
Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)
Update: Thanks to Iggy!
1910 United States Federal Census
Age in 1910: 3
Estimated birth year: abt 1907
Household Members: Name Age
Ernest Hooke 46
Annie Hooke 36
Herbert Hooke 13
Raymond Hooke 11
Irma Hooke 9
Myrtle Hooke 3
Name: Myrtle Hooke
[Myrtle Haake] alternate spelling
Birth: abt 1907
Residence: 1910 Crow Wing, Minnesota
Iggy also had a question about Real Photo Postcards, about why an unknown event would inspire a postcard??? ..here is my answer.
In 1902 Kodak made the paper to print a negative onto a postcard..you could order as many as you wanted..to mail to friends. Traveling photographers would do the post cards too..but usually of towns and special events. In 1903 a special camera that used postcard size film enabled everyone that could afford the camera the ability to make any photo they took into a postcard!
Update: September 08, 2010: I received a name and address from Iggy and I have sent off a copy of the postcard and an inquiry to an individual who may be Myrtles son..we will see what we hear:)