Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Photo Number 543

Evelyn 1931 Motley Ice cream Shop
This graduation photo is from Sincerely, Evelyn ‘31.  The photographer was Abrams Studio in Yakima, WN. ( I never knew that the abbreviation for Washington was WN..I always thought it was WA. )
Anyway, Evelyn looks very smart in her dark glasses.
This photograph shows lots of silvering. The silver in the photographic process has come to the surface of the photo and can be very reflective. It seems to be very noticeable in photographs in the 1920’s and the 1930’s.
Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)
Update: I found this in my files it is the back of Evelyn’s Photo.
Evelyn 1931 back of photo Apparently these are the people that received Evelyn’s photograph.  Mr and Mrs Albert Motl or Moll or ??

Update from Iggy:

Based on another photograph showing the class of Holy Rosary in Yakima, Washington - I think this is Evelyn Rabie. There is a direct link to/from Yakima to Minnesota - the Northern Pacific Railrad - and many immigrants moved from MN to WA (or WN) "back in the day".

2 comments:

  1. Blogger is being difficult for some people.
    Intense Guy emailed me this comment.

    The modern two-letter abbreviated codes for the states and territories originated during the Post Office's introduction of ZIP codes in 1963. The purpose was to make room for the ZIP codes in the address, rather than to standardize state abbreviations per se. Up until 1963, the popularly used abbreviations were Wa. Wash. and WN.

    The U.S. Coast Guard uses a set of 2-letter prefixes for vessel numbers that pre-dates the USPS, and 11 states are different from the USPS. Washington state being one of them and it is WN.

    I remember Mr. ZIP promoting the use of ZIP codes for the USPS during the 1960s.

    Looking into this I found that the US government has at least three(!) different abbreviation schemes for state names. How efficent of them, huh?

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  2. Based on another photograph showing the class of Holy Rosary in Yakima, Washington - I think this is Evelyn Rabie. There is a direct link to/from Yakima to Minnesota - the Northern Pacific Railrad - and many immigrants moved from MN to WA (or WN) "back in the day".

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