This is a cabinet card, from the antique shop in Dorset, Minnesota. The Photographer was Petefish in Scott City, Kans.
I will assume that this is Emma Norell.
Emma Norell Mothers sister
I had some time on my hands..so I tried to locate some info on the Photographer without any luck. Then I did a search for Emma Norell. I found her obituary.
There was an email address of a relative..I sent a message..I will wait a few days..before I send off a snail mail inquiry.
Usually the quest for information is much harder than this..what are the chances that she remained unmarried..and in Kansas where she lived most of her life.
From the info in her Obituary..I will date her photograph sometime between 1887 and 1907..she would have been 19 to 29 years old. The formal background is not carried through into the photo with the twig/log bench and the animal fur or grassy mat on the floor.
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Here is an excerpt from Emma's Mothers Obit..it includes all the names of her (Christinas) children.
To this union were born four boys and four girls, the husband and two sons [Olof John and Sven Arnold] having preceded the mother to their resting place. Three daughters - Mrs. P.A. [Christina] JOHNSON, Mrs. P.J. [Magdalena] PETERSON, and Miss Emma NORELL - and one son Eric, besides grandchildren and friends, were present at the funeral services. One daughter, Mrs. [Aaron][Anna] PETERSON, lives at Stockholm, Wisc. One son, Peter, in Barton County, Kan.
So Emma had three sisters..Christina, Magdalena and Anna.
Update : Jan 05, 2011
Iggy located a blog that featured an obituary of a relative..and from that was able to make contact with one of Emmas Great nieces in Kansas..The photo will be on it's way home in the morning to Darlene:)
This photo went Full Circle 20 on February 03, 2011