This is a photo from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
It is marked R. S. Bishop.
Bishops were very wealthy farmers from North Dakota. Possibly he is part of that family.
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Update from Abra:
1910 Federal Census has Reynolds at age 4, living with his parents, Jay and Emma, in Cassleton, ND. His father is a life insurance salesman.
1920 Federal Census: Reynold is 14, living in Cassleton, ND, with his parents Jay and Emma, and 4 year old sister Marvel. His father is a self- employed life insurance agent.
1925 ND Census:
Reynolds S. Bishop, 19, is listed in the household of his parents, Jay and Emma Bishop (family 131) in the city of Cassleton. There is also a Marvel A. Bishop, female, age 9. However, he is found on another census page for Fargo. There is no address listed, but Reynolds Bishop, age 19, is living in dwelling # 3, and is listed as family #14. Family #13, also of dwelling #3 is Phila Corcoran, age 53, and her daughter, Alice, age 19.(this is important—see next census). Also living in dwelling #3 is family # 14, George (30), Lena (31), and Lois (4) Holicky. There is no other information given, so not sure if it is a house with boarders, or some sort of apartment complex.
1930 Federal Census: Reynolds S Bishop, born 1906 in ND, living in Fargo, Cass, North Dakota. He is head of household and has a wife, Alice, same age, as well as a 2 ½ year old daughter, Phila, AND a mother-in-law, Phila Corcoran, age 60. Reynolds is a department manager in the Life Insurance Industry. (I think his occupation fits with the picture!)
This photo went Full Circle 44 on Jan 31, 2012