Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Photo Number 472

Foreign Photo Cabinet Card Wadena Flea market
I purchased this cabinet card at the Flea Market in Wadena, Minnesota.
Foreign Cabinet Card Wadena Flea Market I believe it is German.
Foreign Photo Cabinet Card Wadena Flea market
I get the impression that this family was headed to America..don’t know why..the lady seems to have traveling clothes on.  Was the gentleman a Captain of something..an airship? 
Foreign Photo Cabinet Card Wadena Flea market Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

Update From Iggy:
Kyllburg is indeed German. The town is located near the Belgium/Luxemburg border about 125 miles/ 230 km due west of Frankfurt am Main. 


Update from Norkio:
The child has really poor posture and I wonder if that is what contributes to her looking like she has a belly on her. If she was older I'd speculate she was pregnant, but instead I suspect scoliosis or something that prevents her from standing up straight.

Also interesting is that her dress features a "pinner" apron, one that has the bib but no ties to go over the shoulder or around the neck. Her's may be sewn in place but traditionally they were pinned to the dress underneath. It's a very old style if this is circa 1910. The pinner was popular during the 1860s.

8 comments:

  1. A great old photo Connie. I wonder if the necklaces of mom and daughter are just alike?

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  2. Kyllburg is indeed German. The town is located near the Belgium/Luxemburg border about 125 miles/ 230 km due west of Frankfurt am Main. The photographer was "Jos. Quirin" and there is a postcard attributed to him in Wikipedia showing a beautiful church --> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kyllburg.jpg

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  3. More pictures of Kyllburg and surroundings by Jos Quirin, dated 1910 - in german but you can read his name:
    http://www.heimatsammlung.de/topo_unter/54/54_unter.htm

    I wonder if he "came to America"? The area he lived in was "disputed" by the Germans and the French for centuries - WWI occurred outside his window if he was still there. I found some records in Ancestry.com for a Jos. Quirin in New Hampshire and a different one in Illinois - so he might have.

    As for the fellow in the picture - He does appear to have a uniform on -

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  4. What an interesting idea - an airship captain. The cap badge certainly does seem to show a pair of wings.

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  5. They loook so severe and solemn.

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  6. The child has really poor posture and I wonder if that is what contributes to her looking like she has a belly on her. If she was older I'd speculate she was pregnant, but instead I suspect scoliosis or something that prevents her from standing up straight.

    Also interesting is that her dress features a "pinner" apron, one that has the bib but no ties to go over the shoulder or around the neck. Her's may be sewn in place but traditionally they were pinned to the dress underneath. It's a very old style if this is circa 1910. The pinner was popular during the 1860s.

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  7. I didn't mean to imply the photo dated from 1910 - only that Meyers was still in Kyllburg in 1910 if he actually did come to the USA.

    For those of you interested - this blog has a list of each crew member and passenger that was on the Hindenburg when it crashed - it has a bio for each and everyone of them - and where they were seated.

    http://facesofthehindenburg.blogspot.com/2009/01/willi-scheef.html has a picture of a airman's cap - its not quite the same - Zeppelin flew the world's first untethered rigid airship, the LZ-1, on July 2, 1900. They later became part of the German Naval Air Service arm of the military during WWI.

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  8. It's great when you mention family members in a post. Will Scheef in a member of my husband's family.

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Connie