Monday, November 28, 2011

Photo Number 720

This week we will look at photographs from blog reader Tulla from Minnesota.  She bought the photos at an Antique Shop.  She is downsizing and hated to throw them out, so she mailed them to me.  I hope we can find some family for them.  Some have names,  some do not.

This is a very large photo, it measures 14 inches by 12 inches.

Corning Iowa Tingsley Studio Tullas photo

The photographer was Tinsley Studio in Corning Iowa. Apparently he went out of the studio to take photos.  I found a C. D. Tinsley in Corning Iowa in 1907.  I will guess that this photo was taken sometime between 1900 and 1910.  The house is lovely, how wonderful for it to appear in the photo.  It must have been important to the people in the photo..perhaps it was their childhood home?

Corning Iowa Tingsley Studio Tullas photo

Roff                          Tom      Charlie                          Will

Whoever marked names on the photo only knew a few of the names.

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7 comments:

  1. The guys are definitely family - and/or they all went to the same school of "how to tend your mustache"!

    Tom looks like he "is well off". They are all wearing some bling (pocket watches and such).

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  2. Did you notice the two men standing on the porch?

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  3. Wow...the minute I saw this photo, it immediately brought to mind a similar setting, done in 1912 in Ohio, of my husband's relatives. It was a family portrait, in this case lots of children, on the hillside just below the family's farm house. Though the house in your case is infinitely more elegant than their humble abode, the feeling was quite the same. I wonder if that was a type of setting in vogue at that time? Don't know if the link will show here, but you can see the pic at http://www.perrycofamilies.org/showmedia.php?mediaID=524&medialinkID=547 if you want to compare.

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  4. Jacqi.. very cool photo..yes it must have been the thing to do! Your husbands relatives brought out some great looking chairs to sit on! :)

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  5. When you remove all that wonderful decoration that is a duplicate of my house in Woodward, Iowa. Exact same house!! The porch foundation is still there on my house but they enlarged it to make a downstairs bedroom. I wonder if the house is still there in Corning.

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  6. When I compare the looks to then and now, the mustaches stand out on the men, and the hairstyles on the women.

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Connie