Well, this week lets look at a category that I made up. Children in chairs. The photos that have me saying..oh my I hope they didn’t fall.
This is Leonard and Otis, they look to be fairly close in age..perhaps a year apart. This is a Real Photo Postcard and it is from right around 1910 to 1920. Cyko made these cards from 1904 to 1920..but this particular one was printed in 1910 and after.
Dear Sister and Bro. Leonard and Otis
Well at last I’ve got the boys picture. What do you thing of them ant I get some nice boys. They all say around here that it is good of them. Bye by Esther and Alf
This Real Photo Postcard was sent to Mrs John Maloney, Hibbing Minn.
Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)
Update from Abra:
These cute children are Leonard and Otis Gunderson, the first two children of Alfred and Esther (Forcier) Gunderson. The Gundersons had a dozen children in all, if I counted correctly. Mrs John Maloney was Esther's older sister, Mary Forcier. Esther & Alfred were married 9-15-1909. Leonard was born 4-16-1910 and Otis 9-7-1911. With that information, I would guess this photo is from 1912. The Gundersons and Forciers lived in Renville and Kandiyohi counties, very close to the county I live. Leonard and Otis married women with the same last name (possibly sisters--didn't search that far). Leonard died young (1957), while Otis died in 1978. There are many living relatives, and I will look for one of Leonard's or Otis' children/grandchildren to connect. Should be pretty easy; I just need more time in a day! (BTW, Esther's sister, Mary Maloney, moved around a bit after their marriage in 1905, but were settled near the rest of the family in Kandiyohi county by 1930).