Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Photo Number 550

This photo is from the second Antique Shop in Dorset, Minnesota. I wonder if it was a wedding photo?  I am not sure.  I also wonder about the bouquet of flowers that are tucked into her blouse. It must have been fashionable in 1914 to wear a bouquet in such a way.

Photo Clara city Dorset Antiques The photo was in a lovely folder.

Photo Clara city in folder Dorset

Photo Clara city in folder Dorset

Wm. Donner was the photographer and he was only active as a photographer in Clara City one year and that was 1914.

Tomorrow we will begin a month of wedding photos.

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Photo Number 549

A long time ago Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day.  I still like to think of it as the day that the graves of soldiers are decorated.
I have know idea who this Soldier is.  He served in the First World War, or the Great War.  This is a Real Photo Postcard with no markings. 
World War One Soldier Postcard with no markings 
Did he come back?  Did he live a long and happy life?  Did he have family?  The only thing we know for sure is that he fought for our freedom.
Thank you to the many soldiers in the past and in the present:)
Update from Al:
This soldier has the National Army emblem on his collar.  The National Army was the combined forces of old core of the regular United States Army the Army National Guard and all the draftees.  This group was formed in 1917 to fight in WWI. 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Photo Number 548

This is the last graduation photo that I have.  This one was in my original box of photos from the Antique Store in Park Rapids, Minnesota.
les Hemmerich 1966 Pr Antiques I think I saved the best for last!  This is a 1966 photo of a young man by the name of Les Hemmerich. What a handsome guy!

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Update: I heard from Les on March 13, 2012

Dear Connie,
I got quite a surprise this evening during a rare moment on the internet trying to make an attempt at keeping up with information overload. Someone named Natalia had sent me a message on Facebook in 2011 saying that she had seen my picture apparently on your blog, and sent me the link to photo # 548! In fact it is my senior picture from 1966. I was born in Hibbing in 1948, but family was and still is from Park Rapids and Arago area. I have two sisters as well as cousins in the area, at present. My son and I come to Lake Itasca to participate in the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers show days the third weekend in August every year. We are members of the club, along with my cousins and their children and grandchildren. How that picture showed up in an 'antique' shop sure baffles me! I'll try to look at some more of your photo's in the future as time permits. Thank you. Les            Class of '66

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Photo Number 547

This is a photo from the Second Antique Shop in Dorset, Minnesota.

Agnes from Minot 1955 Dorset Antiques

This is Agnes, she was in the Class of 1955.  The Photographer was Elite Studio in Minot, No Dak ( North Dakota)

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I wore my hair very similar to this in the 1950’s.  My Mom would set my hair on those pink spongy rollers all day long..or sometimes overnight:)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Photo Number 546

This is a graduation photo from the Antique Shop in Park Rapids, Minnesota.
PR Antiques Fran  1950 from Norman Campbell Hibbing This is Fran, she graduated in 1950.  The photographer was Norman Campbell of Hibbing, Minnesota.  A sweater and a single strand of pearls, we are moving forward in fashion!

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Update October 03, 2011

From Anonymous:
 The girl in the photo is Frances Agnes Dreis. Her sister Elizabeth Marie Betty Dreis is Photo Number 253. 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Photo Number 545

This is another Graduation Photo.  I purchased this one at the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

Alice Casselton ND DL Antiques This is Alice.  Apparently she graduated from Casselton, North Dakota.  I will guess that this photo was taken sometime in the late 1930’s or early 1940’s.  I could find no mention of the photo studio.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Photo Number 544

JJ clas of 1935 PR Antiques

This is J J Sirotnik, he graduated in 1935.  This photo is from the antique shop in Park Rapids, Minnesota.

He was very handsome, look at how tight that tie is and how it is “puffed out” of that suit coat. I am not sure what the label off to the side means..his last name starts with an S?

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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.
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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".

Monday, May 23, 2011

Photo Number 542

This week we will look at some old graduation photos.  It is that time of year.  Here in Minnesota when a young man or woman graduates from high school, there is a open house with lots of food.  Neighbors and relatives come and go all afternoon or evening, you hope that they are not all bunched up on the same day..because the food is usually awesome!
Lotza Love Bob WHS PR Antiques This is Bob, he signed his photo Lotza Love, Bob.   Zintsmaster of Minneapolis was the photographer.  He was in Minneapolis in 1920.   WHS..right away I thought of Wayzata High School, because that is a ritzy area near the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Photo Number 541

This is another photograph from the antique shop in Solway, MN.

Interesting blouse Solway Antiques 

I picked this one because of her beautiful plaid blouse and or jacket, and her mussed up hair it looks almost windblown.

The photographer is A P Overland of Fergus Falls, Minnesota.  He was only at Fergus Falls for two years 1898 and 1899. 

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Photo Number 540

This is a Cabinet Card from Solway, Minnesota.

Three women Crookston from Soloway Antiques The women are unidentified, but I suspect that they  might be a Mother and her daughters.  They all have lots of buttons and lots of pleats in their heavy skirts.  The gal on the left has some kind of circles on her dress..three on each side of her buttons.

The photographer was P E Lynne of Crookston, Minnesota.  He was a photographer there from 1894 to 1896 and then around 1900.  The ladies dresses seem to point to the year 1900. I wonder what the occasion was?

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Photo Number 539

This is an interesting “little” photo.  I purchased it in Bemidji, Minnesota.

tiny cdv Bemidji Antiques It measures 1 1/2 inches by 2 1/4 inches.  It is a mini CdV.  For some reason it seems foreign to me.. and from the late 1880’s

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Photo Number 538

This is a tiny little photo from The Antique Shop in Bemidji, Minnesota.

tiny photo Bemidji Antiques

These small photos must have been used for school photos.  The photo is 1 inch by 1 1/4 inch,  it is pasted on the 2 1/2 inch by 3 inch very heavy cardstock.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Photo Number 537

This is a snapshot from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

June 1952 DL Antiques

Looks like someone was to Hawaii and brought back shirts and lei’s for the older boys.  The poor little girl only got a lei.

June 1952 back DL Antiques

taken in Fordville last June ---52

That old clothes line pole certainly needs straightening.  I am reminded in these old photos that the grass in the lawn was only cut a couple of times a year.  We used to cut our grass with one of the old whirly bladed push mowers..it was hard to push in long grass. If the grass was too long, we raked it up and threw it over the fence to the cows.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Photo Number 536

This is another snapshot from the Detroit Lakes Antique Shop.1938 Tango Island Park Philadelphia DL Antiques

This is a 1938 photograph taken in the Tango Gardens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  I wonder if the gardens are still there?

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Photo Number 535

These are more photos from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

This is Bill in Boston.

Bill DL Antiques

Bill Back DL AntiquesBill and his Church June 09, 1940  Hyde Park, Boston 

I wonder if he was a member there or a Pastor?

Bill atBoston Gardens 1940 June DL Antiques

This is Bill at the Boston Gardens.

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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.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Photo Number 533

This is a photo from the Antique Shop in Solway.  It is a CdV.
Pioneer Family CdV Solway
Another pioneer family, this time with a baby. I wonder what is tied around the gals waist..a hat or some type of purse?
Pioneer Family CdV back Solway
The photographer is Leo. Anschuetz of Boscobel, Wisconsin.  I found that he was a photographer there in 1870.  So that is the year we will pick for this CdV also.

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Update from Norkio:
This dress is an example of the more common classes clothing - solid in the middle class. Not fancy but with some of the features of the upper classes.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Photo Number 532

This is one weird photo.  I purchased it in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.  It is a CdV.
One weird photo CdV DL Antiques
I could not figure out the purpose of this photo..so I would appreciate your opinion.  I will guess that this was taken sometime around 1870 to 1880.  Is it a photograph in front of another photograph?  What is up with the white hankie?

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Photo Number 531

This is a very old CdV from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.  I think of it as one of those pioneer family photos…one where they just stepped off the wagon and went to have their photo taken.
Pioneer Couple  DL AntiquesCdV 
Pioneer couple CdV back
Sadly the photo is not marked.  However I found this info about the photographer and his work.  During 1868 to 1870 Cartes-de –visites are printed on the verso with the statement   “From W. L. Barnes Photograph and Gem Gallery Union Block, Winona.”

So this is probably one of the oldest photos I have. It is 141 to 143years old.

On the verso..how many of you have heard that term before? I had not.  The back of something is called the verso, the front of something the recto..I learn something new everyday!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Photo Number 530

This is the last of the Nurse’s photographs..I will have to collect some more.  This one is from the second Dorset Antique Store.

Nurse photo in frame Dorset Antiques

This photo came complete with a frame.  The Nurse has many pin curls, and the old white stockings with anklets in white nurses shoes..she may be from the 1940’s.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Photo Number 529

These are a couple of photos that were in my original “big box” of photos.
Nurses Hats One One gal has a cap..the others do not.
Nurses Hats two
This is the same gal, by herself in a different setting..perhaps someone will recognize her or the background in the photo. I think that these snapshots are most likely from the late 1920’s.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Photo Number 528

This is a photo from the Antique Shop Number 2 in Dorset, Minnesota. 
Nurse no name  Dorset Antiques Olson Brothers were in Willmar, Minnesota during the 1910’s and the 1920’s.  I will date this photo to the late 1920’s.
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Photo Number 527

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mom’s out there!  Today we will have a photo of a Nurse holding a baby..perhaps a Nurse maid..and the babies mother. New Baby and Nurse and Mom DL
New baby and nurse and mom back
Taken Friday July 14, 1905 
Baby 3 weeks old
#11 South 11th Street
Easton Pa
New baby and nurse and mom back
Miss T. Garve nurse
Mrs. Frank Hazzard
and daughter Helen? or Helena it is hard to read 
age 3 weeks
Well we have a couple of names and a date and a city..

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Update from Abra:
This the first thing I've found. We know that Helen's father is no longer in the picture by 1920, as mother is married to Jacob Weldon. We also see household member Agnes Myers, listed as sister-in-law to head of household (Jacob), so we can deduce this is Catherine Weldon's sister (parents born in same country). Here are is the information on Helen. I will find more, I am sure.

Name: Helen Hazzard
Home in 1920: Philadelphia Ward 33, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1905
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of House: Step Daughter
Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Mother's name: Catherine Weldon
Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members: Name & Age
Jacob Weldon 39 (stepfather)
Catherine Weldon 33 (mother)
Helen Hazzard 15
Thomas Hazzard 13 (brother)
Margaret Hazzard 9 (sister)
Agnes Myers 26 (aunt)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Photo Number 526

This is a photo from the Antique Shop in Dorset , the one I call Dorset Two because there are three shops in that little town.
Nurse Ethyl Dorset Antiques To Aunt Minnie  Lovingly Ethyl
The Photographer is Root Studio 185 North Wabash Chicago.  The high winged collar and the cap sitting way back on her head suggests the mid 1930’s to early 1940’s to me.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Photo Number 525

May 6th trough the 12th is National Nurses week.  I have been collecting old photos of Nurses.  My oldest daughter is a Registered Nurse.  Nurses are special people.
Nurses cap We will start with this photo, remember those two boxes of photos I bought long ago that started this blog.  This photo was in one of those boxes.
Nurses capThis is the signature of the photographer..your guess will be as good as mine who he was.  I have darkened the signature to see it better.

I think that this is a photo from around 1910, because of her high white collar and how her cap sits on her head.  Caps were used as a way to keep your hair in place and to present a professional appearance..and then there is the ceremonial purpose of the capping ceremony.  Now a days they have a pinning ceremony instead..not nearly as dramatic as the old capping ceremonies.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Photo Number 524

This is another Real Photo Postcard from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

One girl three boys postcard DL Antiques velox

One girl three boys postcard DL Antriques velox back

Necoline Emily 7 years 10 months old

Edward Irving 6 years

Earl Ross 3 years 8 months

David Lloyd 1 year 4 months

Baby is on both picture as they were seperate but put together on the same card.


It is a Velox Postcard from 1907 to 1914. They were a very handsome couple.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Photo Number 523

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

Wald postcard

Marion Virginia Wald DL Antiques back
Marion Virginia Wald 5 weeks old.  This is an Azo Postcard that was used from 1904 to 1918.
This may be a possibility: In the 1920 Census I found a Virginia Wald 1 and 6/12 who was born in New York  living with Marie Wald 24 married who was born in Minnesota. They were living on Wisconsin Street in Chicago (City) ILL. No occupation is listed for the Mother, they are both listed as roomers. There is a Jack Wald, 28  listed further up in the census that is from New York who is married and an Actor in Moving Pictures. The three are not listed consecutively in the census, but the child Virginia is listed as having a Father from New York and a Mother from Minnesota.

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Update from Iggy:
Jack Wald of New York Co., New York married Mary Olsen of Pipestone Co., Minnesota on 25-Jul-1917 in Pipestone, Minnesota. Mary was born 31-Jan-1895. On 1930, Jack doesn't appear with mother (35 years old) and daughter (11 years old and who was apparently born in NY) who are still living in Chicago, Illinois.

Another Marion Wald has been found..either of these could be the baby in the photo.

United States Census, 1910 for Marion Wald
Birthplace: Illinois
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Residence: Chicago Ward 25, Cook, Illinois
Marital Status: Single
Race : White
Gender: Female
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Household Gender Age
Parent Olander Wald  M 41y
Parent Mary Wald  F 24y
Marion Wald  F 0y 3m

This photo went Full Circle 30 on July 20, 2011 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Photo Number 522

This is a photo from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. 
Harlan Gilbertson RPpostcard DL Antiques It is a Real Photo Postcard, an Azo with squares in the corners which means it is from 1925 to 1940.
Harlan Gilbertson RP Postcard back Harlan Gilbertson ND which probably means North Dakota. He looks pretty young to have graduated from High School.   I will guess that he is 15 in this photo.

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Iggy found Harlan's son, and I made a phone call and the photo will be in the mail tomorrow May 04, 2011.

This photo went Full Circle 29 on  June 02, 2011 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Full Circle 28

This Full Circle began with a search by Abra, she searched with the first name, Harris and his birth date and came up with an address for me in Kansas.  I sent off a copy of the blog and a letter.

Harris B PR Antiques

 Photo Number 494

This is what I heard back,

Hi Connie,

What a surprise to receive your letter!  Even though we have a copy of the photo you found, we would appreciate having another for our kids. 


Harris & Carol

I asked if Harris had any stories to share with us.

Carol wrote back: I do remember him saying when they had snowstorms and the drifts would be up to the eaves, he thought the whole world was snowy!!

I mailed off the photo on April 12 and heard back from Harris and Carol on April 28th.

Yes, we received it.  Thanks so much.  I'm sure one of our kids will want an extra copy of this cute little boy!!

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Photo Number 521

This is a photo from Solway, Minnesota.

Kathryn Gitzen SolowayThis young lady has very interesting trim on the front of her dress and on her collar.  There is no photographers name to help us search. But I do have a name and a date.

Kathryn Gitzen back Soloway

Katheryne G. Gitzen  1901

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