Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Photo Number 304

Myrtle group
This is a Real Photo Postcard, it is an Azo with four triangles pointing up..so it is from 1904 to 1918.
Myrtle Group Two
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
Myrtle Hooke 
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:) 



9 comments:

  1. Good gracious, they look like angels having ascended to heaven. Bet they weren't!

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  2. I'm trying to figure out the "postcard" aspect. How did that work? Did someone go to a photographer and say, "Here's my event, I'd like 10 postcards." and then hand them /sned out?

    Photo Number 284 is sort of the same thing - an unknown event inspires a postcard?

    Ancestry.com lists:

    1910 United States Federal Census
    Myrtle Hooke
    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

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  3. Choir? Music class? I've seen some small school records with only three or four students in a class, it's possible it's a graduating class or a class photo. Interesting that three have their hair in ringlets and three have their hair pulled back. I wonder if they are indirectly showing their ages?

    Norkio

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  4. Iggy, 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!
    What a long way we have come:)

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  5. Thanks Iggy, I am mailing him a inquiry and a copy of the postcard.:)

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  6. Just a note, I would be cautious about posting people's addresses on the internet. I know that we can access almost anyone's information, but you would never want it traced back to this site somehow. We all have good intentions here, but I'm just suspicious of the "bad people" out there.

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  7. Iggy Wrote:
    Haake, Myrtle Louise (b. June 17, 1906, d. 1987) (daughter of Ernest Karl Haake and Anna Paulina Mathilda Pust) was born June 17, 1906 in Brainerd, Minnesota, and died 1987. She married Harris Davis and had a son named Robert H. Davis.
    Assuming Myrtle is in the picture she would be one of the younger ones (ages -3 to 11 by your dating). I'm guessing Robert H. would be well up there in years now.

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  8. I apologize for posting the address - I agree - not the best idea. Thank you Norkio for straightening me out - and thank you Connie for "fixing" my goof.

    :)

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  9. My grandmother's half sister married a traveling photographer. WE have quite a few of those postcards in a box with people's faces we don't know

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