This is another photo from the Antique Shop in Royalton, Minnesota. It is not marked. I believe it is one of those coming of age photos..a graduation from High School or maybe from Normal Teachers Training. I bought this photo because of the young ladies skirt. I thought that the sections at the bottom were interesting..could this dress be lengthened or shortened? It appears that she is wearing something around her neck..perhaps a ribbon or a very tight necklace and she also has her watch pinned to her bodice. This photo was most likely taken in 1904 or 1910.
The photographer T L Bersagel of Lanesboro, Minnesota was born in Norway in 1871, he learned photography in the Hanson Studio in Lanesboro before he purchased the studio in 1887. If my math is correct he would have been just 16 years old then. Seems awfully young to me, I wonder if the information is correct or if someone transcribed his birth date incorrectly. He was active as a photographer from 1887 to 1900 and then again in the years 1904, 1910 and 1914. He sold his studio in 1915.
Thanks for stopping by, do come again. Tomorrow we will begin looking at a couple of old photos that were sent as Christmas Greetings:)
I had a small surgery yesterday afternoon to repair my thumb. I had a “Trigger Thumb” and it was locking out of it’s joint causing me pain. The surgery went well and I can still type. I scheduled a few automatic postings just in case:)