Sunday, May 15, 2011

Photo Number 534

This is a snapshot from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
Two Kids DL Antiques Two kids back  DL Antiques
On the back is the stamp that reads Enamel MoenTone Prints  and two words Meloinog Myrthle.( edited to read Melvin og Myrthle)


I will guess that this is a photo from the 1920’s.

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Update: Info From Norkio on the shoes:
The shoes the boy is wearing are called Brogans or similar. The girl has on Mary Jane's. They were probably inexpensive single last or double last shoes. I forget when they went to the double last. Might have been at the turn of the century.

9 comments:

  1. The shoes look very much home made. I wonder if they were?

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  2. Funny, I first noticed their shoes also. What cute kids.

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  3. I looked up og, which is Norwegian for and. This is apparently Melvin and Myrthle. I found a couple families with both of these names, but the girl is older, so that doesn't work. I will try to get back to this later.

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  4. Agree with Abra about the names and "og".

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  5. seems that it was summer.. ground is completely dry...

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  6. The shoes the boy is wearing are called Brogans or similar. The girl has on Mary Jane's. They were probably inexpensive single last or double last shoes. I forget when they went to the double last. Might have been at the turn of the century.

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  7. I found frequent mentions of "Enamel MoenTone Prints" in advertisements in magazines like "Boys Life" dating from 1935-1945. It was a national photo printing shop for do-it-yourself photographers. Perhaps Melvin and Myrthle's parent took the photo.

    Superior Quality since 1898. Moen Photo Service, Box 867-L, 452 Moen Building, LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

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  8. There are a large number of possible Melvin and Myrthle brother and sister's in the US census.

    One that I sort of like - shows Alfred M. and Anna M. Nordquist (both of Sweden), living in Clay County, Minnesota, with only children, Melvin A. (b. abt 1900) and Myrtle C (who was two years younger than her brother).

    I found another pair born of Ben L. Sorem, Melvin L (b. 1901) and Myrthle L (again, two years younger) who had at least a 12 other brothers and sisters, living in Ransom, Nobles County, Minnesota.

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