Thursday, April 21, 2011

Photo Number 513

More children at their First Communion (or Confirmation).
Mary and John Welch  DL Antiques This is from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
Mary and John Welch back Dl Antiques
Mary and John Welch.
There is a very small mark on the large photo.
Mary and John Welch  DL Antiques
Hubertz is what I think it says.  I did find a J A Hubertz that was a photographer in Fargo, North Dakota from 1907 to 1936.  He was said to have an Electric Light Studio, taking photographs just as good in the evening as in the daylight.  I think that this photograph may date from 1907 to 1920 sometime because the young man is wearing knickers.

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Update from Iggy:
Mary (b. abt 1901) and John (b. abt 1903) to William J and Elizabeth Welsh. The 1920 US census lists them along with six younger siblings! 


  1. They are each dressed so well. Beautiful clothing!

  2. There is a brother and sister, Mary and John Welsh living in Fargo, ND at the right time.

    Mary (b. abt 1901) and John (b. abt 1903) to William J and Elizabeth Welsh. The 1920 US census lists them along with six younger siblings! I look into them some more at lunch time. :)

  3. Hi, I think these last two posts could be confirmation because of the ages of the children and the first two held candles. There was also a celebration called solemn communion that came after first communion, but I would think confirmation. My dad has a similar picture with his sister.

  4. It is a wonderful world they are in. It is a neat photo.

  5. What a shame that her face is a bit blurred, but John's face is crystal clear. this is a great photo too!

  6. I've not been able to determine what became of Mary and John. From what I see/piece together, a sizable portion of the family looks like it moved to St. Paul sometime around/after 1930.

    Mary Welsh (b. 26-Apr-1900 d. May-1972 at age 72 in Saint Paul, Ramsey, MN)

    John Welsh (b. 28-Sep-1902 d. Sep-1985 at age 82-83 in Saint Paul, Ramsey, MN)

    Three or four of the younger siblings also appear to have lived/died in St. Paul.

    The photographer had an interesting life.


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