Thursday, December 6, 2012

Photo Number 1068

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Erhard Minnesota.Postcard Old maid photo ML Antiques Erhard
Four women with huge black bows and a small child
Postcard Old maid photo ML Antiques Erhard back
Sept 27, 1910
Hello Jennie soon when the roads ain’t as muddy I’ll be over and spend a whole day with you girls.  Maybe it will be the two “old maids” standing on this picture.  The picture is not so good as it ot to been, you know our good looks.  With love Helen
It was sent from Pelican Rapids, Minn on Sept 28 at 8AM in 1910.  It was addressed to Miss Jennie Knutson Pelican Rapids Minn.
In the corner she wrote: Well how are you hope it will find you all well H. S.?
So..I take it that Helen ? and Jennie Knutson are the two gals standing in the photo.
Thanks for stopping by.  Do come again:)

Update from Iggy:
Helen Jacobson married Herman R Pearson sometime between 1910 and 1920 (she has a 5 year old daughter by 1920 US Census) and she moved to Erhards Grove - and was Jennie Knutson's nearby neighbor.

Jennie had a sister a year or two younger than her named Alma (who also, never married). I would like to think she is the woman in the far right in front - she and the standing one on the left look very alike (to me).

9 comments:

  1. Jennie M.(Adina?) Knutson (Oct. 25, 1879 - Aug. 11, 1962 buried in Pelican Rapids) remained a maiden lady after living her entire life in Erhards Grove, Otter Tail, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Axel and Ella Knutson.

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37648895

    Helen does not appear to be a sister, although Jennie had a number of them.

    Living nearby in Peligan Rapids proper, is an Helen Jacobson of similar age, a servant of Oswald and Cora Carr, who like Jennie is buried in a Swedish Lutheran Church yard.

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53340952

    I suspect the photo is a church choir?

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    1. The gals do not look over thirty years old..the lady on the front right looks thirty..I just don't know??:(

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    2. I think looking at the "ornate" J in Jennie, the initials H S might actually be H J - and if so, that would fit my thinking.

      Helen Jacobson married Herman R Pearson sometime between 1910 and 1920 (she has a 5 year old daughter by 1920 US Census) and she moved to Erhards Grove - and was Jennie Knutson's nearby neighbor.

      Jennie had a sister a year or two younger than her named Alma (who also, never married). I would like to think she is the woman in the far right in front - she and the standing one on the left look very alike (to me).

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  2. Wow, what an absolutely amazing blog.

    I'm like you, addicted to looking at old photos. I grew up in England where we tend to not throw much out, so our family has old photographs of my grandmother, great grandmother and great aunts going back to the late 1800s. I've always loved hearing the stories about them, as it's wonderful to be able to put an actual face to the name and the story.

    Will be bookmarking you and checking back daily. Your site could become my latest addiction :) Love that you're doing this!!

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  3. Interesting photo, especially the way it is framed. Wondering about those bows. Other than the fact that there is a young child also in the picture, I'd think it was some sort of group, rather than a family posing.

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    1. Just had the thought that they could have been bridesmaids and the little girl the flower girl. Was that a common tradition at weddings back then?

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  4. What great findings of Intense Guy!
    Did you notice, that three of the women wear glasses? I surely had to put mine on and even use the magnifier to see that :)

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