Thursday, November 18, 2010

Photo Number 376

Postcard Azo Triangles up and down WFM

This Real Photo Postcard is a nice addition to my photos that are showcasing hair and people with “things” in their hair.  In this instance it is a beautiful little girl..perhaps 7 or 8 years old with a big old bow in her hair.  I purchased this postcard at a local Flea Market.

Clayton Kregal was the photographer, he had a business called Kregal Photo Parlors Twin Cities.  He had multiple addresses in Minneapolis and St. Paul from 1910 to 1917.  I will choose the 1917 date for this photo.  Kregal offered a ten minute photographic postcard service to his clients. Back then it must have really been something to have your photograph taken and ten minutes later hold the postcard in your hand.

Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

24 comments:

  1. Wow, I truly appreciate your passion for this... Keep it up! I added your blog on my list so that I
    ll be keep posted on your old forgotten pics :)

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  2. hi dear !
    it seems very interesting that u search the past photograph...
    this photo was so pretty.
    good luck

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  3. Actually, I'm still amazed they can give me my photo prints in 10 minutes or less!

    I do love digital film though, you can take 100's of pictures and keep only the 10 best for nearly no expense.

    This girl is really beautiful- I love that mysterious smile.

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  4. I have a picture of the Good Lady Wife at about the same age with an equally gigantic bow in her hair.

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  5. gorgeous blog, i love the photos <3

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  6. Very nice blog. I love old time stuff. It's fun to look at these people from long ago and wonder what their lives were like.

    If you have not seen the blog "Mustaches of the Nineteenth Century" check it out for some great photos and a little humor. http://mustachesofthenineteenthcentury.blogspot.com/

    Another great sight is Shorpy.com lots of old photos rendered in high definition.

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  7. Did you notice that the hair bow has a garden print on it?
    She's a darling girl.

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  8. I wonder how much such a real photo postcard cost back in 1917?

    Should we bring big bows back?

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  9. She is a lovely girl - very pretty face. I do wonder who she was and who she grew into!

    Norkio

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  10. Jeanette, I believe they were about a penny a piece and they cost you about that much to mail. I checked to make sure..in November of 1917 Postal rates increased to 2 cents for a postcard to help with the war effort. So for 3 cents you could have a photo made and mailed:)

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  12. she looks as if she can see all of us peering at our computer screens wondering about her life, and she thinks it's hilarious

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  13. so cute. i have a picture of my granny looking quite like that. same her, same kind of ribbon. I always thought it would be cute to have that. but i know somebody being froced to wear so...its sh*t...

    http://nana-desu.blogspot.com/

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  15. That huge hair bow must have been all the rage. My Mom has tons of pics with her sisters and they all have the huge bows.....

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  16. This looks almost exactly like a girl I coached in swim team a couple of years ago. I really appreciate what you do, sending photos back to their families! Its great to hear all of the wonderful stories.

    http://ernzbug.blogspot.com/

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  17. really appreciate these photos which make us wonder how life was in old day

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  18. I love looking at all these old photos. They amaze me! I have been looking through my ancestral photos and uploading them to put them on my genealogy site. The pictures are just so neat. I love seeing these photos and getting a little bit of information on it. IT provides a small story to the picture. I look forward to seeing more photos! I decided to follow you because this is so interesting to me! Great work!

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  19. I am truly intrigued by old photos. I love the life stories that I can imagine about the faces in the pictures. Someone special in another time.
    Beautiful. I am a fan and look forward to more of your posts.

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Connie