Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Photo Number 500

Well we made it..500 photos..hard to believe that I have purchased that many old forgotten photos.  Today’s photo is one that I purchased at the Antique Shop in Dorset, Minnesota.

July 25 1915 from Dorset Antiques

This is quite a group.  I think it might be the Beim Austria singing society. The photo was taken July 25, 1915. From what I read..a Liedertafel was a like minded group of people from the same area that liked to sing.  This photo has men lifting glasses of beer, some with cigars and the one in back in the center with a sheave of plant material of some kind and the fellow in the center of the photograph with a concertina.

July 25 1915 from Dorset Antiques

July 25 1915 back of photo

Friedrich Hamann 1139 Eighth St. is stamped on the back.  I found out that a Freidrich Hamann was an Alumni of the University of Wisconsin in 1910 and he lived at 1139 Eighth St in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He was a teacher.  I will speculate that he did photography in his spare time.

Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

I have been retained as the new Director of the local Historical Society.  I hope to continue blog posts daily, I usually write them one day and publish them the next day early in the morning. If I miss a day or two over the summer, or if I am slow to update information you will know why.  I have been working on a whole month of photos for June. Wedding Photographs…do you think you will get bored with 30 photos from all different years?  Only a few of them are marked with names. Other than that I will try to continue the weeks with some kind of focus..is there any type of photo that you would like to see?  I have kids in chairs, kids and wheels, baby carriages, hats, hair, buildings, high school photos, nurses week( May 6 to 12), gals with glasses, farm photos, foreign photos, summer photos and a number of misc folders. I am open to suggestions…Connie:)

14 comments:

  1. Congrats on 500 photos and all those re-homed. I am looking forward to the month of weddings, and the other treasures you mention, would love to see some of the baby carriages and nurses and foreign, it all sounds wonderful. Thanks for creating such a great blog and sharing these treasures.

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  2. Well done on your 500! I too am looking forward to the wedding photos. How about photos where there's a pet included? I love pics of kids with the cat or the dog :-) Jo

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  3. Congratulations on making 500. I am not sure how many of those I have seen, but I can't think of one of the ones that I have seen that wasn't an exercise in fascination. Heres to 500 more.

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  4. What a lovely accomplishment. I enjoy each post.
    Can't wait for June!

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  5. Congrats on the 500th as well as the new position! This blog has become the first thing I do each morning after I log in. Thank you so much for all the hard work you (and your amazing "team" of researchers) do on the blog. Keep up the good work.

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  6. Congrats! 500 photos and about 50 (if I counted right) sent home! And you will make an excellent "direcktor" of the local Historical Society!

    "Beim" is a German word - meaning "during, when, at" So I think the photo is captioned something like "At/During the picnic for the singing group".

    Milwaukee, the home of the photographer, has a Lieder Tafel to this day with an upcoming performance on April 17th.

    The Milwaukee Liedertafel was organized July 23, 1857. The officers were John Marr, president; William Hensel, secretary; V. Bertsch, treasurer.

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  7. You have ammassed a considerable number of followers during those 500 photo featurings. That is quite an accomplishment and we really enjoy the photos. I am interested in the photos of children and the ones that show just how life was in the times gone by. Not just poses...but photos of children standing outside playing or on the farm, etc. Doing things.

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  8. Joining with the others to congratulate you for your 500th photo and to wish you (at least!) 500 more! Congrats, too, on your new position!

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  9. Congrats on number 500 and the new position. Will definitely be in to see you this summer!:-)
    ~Abra

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  10. Congratulations on 500!! Do you ever see or buy photos of funerals?

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  11. Congratulations Connie - 500 photos is quite an accomplishment, as is the new job! I am envious, what a great job to do!

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  12. Okay, you know I'm still looking for more pigs eating watermelon category. I know they're out there. ;)

    Congrats on the position with the Society. Sounds like a fabulous job.

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  13. Laurisa.. I do have some everyday photos..I will do a week of them for sure!
    Ancient one..Yes I do have a few funeral photos, not enough for an entire week..but perhaps a partial week.
    Images past.. I love the photos of kids and dogs and cats..but they are hard to come by..but I do have a few.
    Thanks everyone for your input! :)

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  14. Congrats on 500 photos! I've enjoyed checking out your blog :)

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Hi, Thanks for the comments, your input on these old photos is appreciated! I don't do awards, award me a comment! English only please! This is a word verification free blog. I can no longer accept anonymous comments.
Connie