Saturday, March 31, 2012

Photo Number 834

This is a photo from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Mystery Photo two
Another Mystery photo, can you guess where it was taken?  I will be back later in the day with the answer.

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Update:  Homestake Mine.  I believe the one in South Dakota although there is one in Colorado also.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Photo Number 833

This is another mystery place.  I will put up the back of the photo late in the day.  This is a photo from the Antique Shop at Erhard Minnesota.
Mystery snapshot one Erhard Antiques
Let the guessing begin! 
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Mystery snapshot one Erhard Antiques back
A cactus path in the Chapultiper (Chapultipec) park in Mexico City
Update From Who Were They:
It's Chapultipec, with a C. This was the scene of a battle during the Mexican American War and numerous brutalities by both Santa Ana's and the American armies occurred here. Notably, the San Patricios - Irish soldiers in the Mexican army - were captured and forced to watch the battle from carts on the sidelines, all the while with nooses tied around their necks. The Mexican army was defeated at the town and the Americans hanged the "traitors" as a symbol of their domination. Los San Patricios are still honored in Mexico.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Photo Number 832

This is the last photo that was taken at East Glacier.  I was delighted to find all three of these photo at the first antique shop in Dorset Minnesota.

Glacier two Dorset 1

This is the staff from the hotel dining room at East Glacier.  Note the first gal in the front row on the left.  She has on a pair of the slippers that the waitresses favored.  The gal next to her has a pair of oxfords on.  Apparently there was quite an uproar among the waitresses when the Hotels policy dictated more sensible shoes.  This photo may have been taken later than the previous photos..perhaps in the late 1930’s.

The dining room featured hostesses in native and oriental garb.  The waitresses Swiss costumes were worn until the late 1930’s.  One source says that the waitresses wore slippers but that was changed in 1937 to oxfords.

Glacier two Dorset 1 back

I have been in the Hotel at East Glacier, in the lobby and the gift shop, it was an awesome place even back in the 1970’s.  We hiked in this area and it is where I saw my first Glacier. I wish I had paid closer attention to the building, and I wish we had stopped for lunch in the dining room!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Photo Number 831

This is another photo of Mike’s Place.  I purchased it at the first antique shop in Dorset Minnesota.
Glacier three Dorset 1
It must have been taken under a bridge or something.
Glacier three Dorset 1 back
I searched to find some info about Mike’s Place. 

I found that prairiemary wrote about it.

“In the middle of the highway through town is a huge hall that has served many purposes over the years: dance hall, skating rink, museum, two outstanding restaurants (one a cafeteria and one serving fine meals in the evenings only), and even a dwelling. In the Twenties “Mike’s Place” was a jumping dance hall. “
You can read more about East Glacier at prairiemarys!


When I asked her if I could use what she wrote about Mike’s Place she wrote back.
“Sure, I'm pleased to have you add this info to your blog.

The information I got (aside from eating in the restaurant still on that location, though it has changed hands) came from "A Woman's Way West: In and Around Glacier National Park from 1925 to 1990" by John Fraley. Big Mountain Publishing, 1998.”

That is all the information I was able to obtain about Mike’s Place. Perhaps some of my readers will have some more information to add.

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Update from Iggy:
in a book titled, "Glacier's historic hotels & chalets: view with a room" By Ray Djuff, Chris Morrison, Louis F. Hill it says, "Mike's Place was figuratively and literally 'across the tracks' from Glacier Park Station and the hotel."

Glacier Park was opened by the Great Northern Railway to promote tourism (and use of the railroad). The tracks go over this bridge and the stairs on the left go up to the train station.





I also read there that Mike's Place was named for Mike Shannon.  Mike's Place burned down in a 1924 fire and was quickly rebuilt.
Mike's Place was a meeting place for Hotel Staff, cowboys from The Park Saddle and Horse Company, drivers and mechanics from The Glacier Park Transportation Company, railroad employees and "dudes" .

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Photo Number 830

This week we will look at a few places.  I purchased this photo from the first antique shop in Dorset Minnesota, the weather was so warm this spring he opened for business a little early.

Well let’s have a little fun today!  How about a guessing game?

Where was this photo taken?

Guess where

You even have the name of the place and the year.  Mike’s Place July 14, 1931

Let the guessing begin.

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Update:

Here is the back of the photo.

Glacier one Dorset1 back

Monday, March 26, 2012

Full Circle 50

Well we made it to 50 Full Circles! This photo first appeared on August 16, 2011. Sometimes these reunions do not happen overnight.  We have to be patient and hope that relatives are always looking.

Grandmother from Norway CdV DL Antiques

Photo Number 626

Grandmother from Norway Back CdV

 

I received this comment on the photo on February 27, 2012:

Hello ! This is the Grandmother of my Grandfather Anders Aarstad. I have never seen her before in a picture. And all the information above* seem to be correct. This was really great ! Best regards from Norway! Liv

The above* information:

Update From Iggy:
Berthe married Ole Olsen Aarstad on Feb. 28, 1853 in Ullensaker, Ankershus, Norway.


Update from Anonymous:
Hilton is not a very common name in Norway, but definitely Norwegian. The Hilton farms can be found at Kløfta, just north of Oslo.
My guess is that Bert(h)e Karina(/e) is this woman: http://bit.ly/oz0zlC.
If that is true, then we have a connection. Berthe's brother is Halvor Nilsen Hilton, whose son is Augustus "Gus" Halvorson Hilton, who moved to USA and married Mary Genevieve Laufersweiler. They had 8 children, among these Conrad Hilton (1887-1979).
Conrad Hilton started the hotel Dallas Hilton in 1925, and I guess you know where it leads...

Kløfta is a place in the municipality of Ullensaker (in Akershus, Norway).
Ole Olsen Aarstad was the goodfather of August, mentioned above
.

I contacted Liv and she wrote:

Hello again. All my relatives are long gone, and my grandfather was never close. So unfortunately I have no stories or information about her except what can be found in public registers. My husband and I are going to the Midwest this summer. He has a lot of family to visit in Minnesota and Montana, and I am trying to find relatives of my own, but no luck so far. But I am certain that my grandfathers uncle, Ole Olsen Aarstad b. 1872 became an us citizen. He was probably in possession of this photo of his mother. I can't find other possibilities and I can't find that he had children, either. But I will continue searching, and if I can do something in return, please let me know. It's very nice of you to mail me the photo. Liv

I told her that we were having a winter storm and that I would get to the Post Office soon.

Hello Connie, you're having a winterstorm ? This time of year we usually have cold weather, but today we were outside in the sun in our T-shirts drinking coffe. It is nice to feel the spring, but I'm afraid change will come. Maybe I can send you some norwegian mittens in return, it will take some time to knit them, but they will be ready for next winter. Liv :)

I mailed off the photo.

Liv wrote: 

Hello Connie, Thank you very much for the photo of my grandfathers grandmother.  My grandfather and grandmother were married just long enough to make two children, then my grandmothers family decided that he wasn’t good enough and they got a divorce.  This happened in the 1930’s and my grandfather didn’t see his children until they were adults.  A divorce was unheard of, my grandfather was out in the cold, and we never got to know him or hisw side of the family.  My father is dead, but my aunt, 82 years old this year, told me that my grandfather and grandmother met once in a tram in Oslo many years after they divorced, and they ran to opposite sides of the tram, and didn’t give each other another look.  It was such a surprise to find a photo on the internet, and better to actually have the photo to show for generations to come.

I hope you like the mittens,  I had some coins left for you to buy some stamps.  Give my regards to your partners and good luck with future projects!  Liv

I bet you are curious about the mittens??  They are beautiful!

Mittens from Liv in Norway

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Photo Number 829

This is a photo from the antique shop in Park Rapids Minnesota.

PR Antiques Big Hair

A gal that seems to be showing off her engagement ring, or maybe her wedding ring.  The skirt of her dress seems to be a bit sparkly.    E.D. Frautschy is the photographer from Monroe Wisconsin. 

I am think this photo might be from the 1930’s.  The wrap style, the neckline, the short sleeves and the lace all say 1930’s to me.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Photo Number 828

More photos of the same gals that we looked at yesterday. The same big hair. These photos are from the antique shop in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Two gals real poufy hair PR Antiques

walking fast PR Antiques

I think she may have a bow at the back of her head.  Whoever these gals were they sure had fun.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Photo Number 827

This is a photo from the antique shop in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Gals showing off their shoes  PR Antiques.

Are they showing off their shoes? Or just being funny?  At first I thought the gal on the left had a hat on…  she doesn’t .

Gals showing off their shoes  PR Antiques

Women sometimes saved their hair and made their own hair rats and used them to supplement their hair style.  Their hair was tucked and rolled around the rats and then pinned into place. I think this photo is most likely from around 1910.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Photo Number 826

I purchased this photo at a flea market in Wadena Minnesota.
It is in a frame.
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I took a photograph.
I decided not to take this old photograph out of the frame.  I think it might be a cabinet card, but I cannot be sure while it is in the frame. The paper on the back is very fragile.
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Ole Engebritson
and
Carrie Engebritson
(Caren)
parents of Albert Engebritson
This photograph was professionally framed by Decker’s Art Store in Duluth Minnesota.

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Update from Iggy:
Ole Engebritson
Medo Township, Blue Earth, Minnesota 
Birth Date: Feb 1835 
Birthplace: Norway 
Spouse: Karie Engebritson 
Spouse's Birthplace: Norway 
Father's Birthplace: Norway 
Mother's Birthplace: Norway 
Marital Status: Married 
Years Married: 45 
Estimated Marriage Year: 1855

In the 1875 Minnesota Census, he appears to be living in the same place with son Albert (and a real crowd of others). Albert appears to have been born in 1862 in Iowa.

Albert married Nettie L. Rusdall in 10 Jul 1891. He died on 17 Dec 1917 in Duluth,​ St. Louis,​ Minnesota.

Albert and Nettie's children--

Clark Otis Engebritson (b. May 1892 d. 1919 Pope, MN)
Lewis/Louis Theron Engebritson (b. 03 Nov 1893 - living in Proctor, St. Louis, Minnesota in 1930)
Andrew Anthony Engebritson (b. 01 Nov 1895 d. 09 Feb 1922 in Pope, Minnesota)
Esther Engebritson (b. Jun 1899-
Ruth Engebritson (b. abt 1908- 



From Anonymous:
In 1857, Ole Ingebrigtsen (born 1835, probably February 2nd, so 22 at the time), together with wife Kari Brynildsdtr (25) and daugther Inger (3), living at the farm Gjære (Gjerde?) at Voss in the western Norwegian mountains, emigrated to America. A possible match?

The Norwegian digital archives has a list of the following Norwegians in Medo, Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1880:
Ole Ingebritson m 45
Kary Ingebritson f 49
Martin E Ingebritson m 20
Albert Ingebritson m 18
Bessie Ingebritson f 16 

(Clearly the same as Intense Guy found.)

The age difference between Ole and Kary may match the emigrants from Voss, another indication they are the right couple. However, Inger has dissappeared. 


This photo went Full Circle 68 on March 25 2013.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Photo Number 825

This is a Real Photo Postcard that goes with yesterdays postcard.
Postcard Velox diamonds Lizzie Dawsons kids Dorset 1
This is a Velox Postcard from 1907 to 1914.
Postcard Velox diamonds Lizzie Dawsons Familt back Dorset 1
These are my three children.  The one with no coat on is Thomas Dawson Waldie and next is Jean and next to her is William Stanley the youngest.  There is 4 years between the 3.  I will send you a family group Mr. Waldie and Papa and the children.  I took it  will send you a package tomorrow so look out for it.  Hope you and Neil and family are well.  We are well now but do not know how long it will last. Hope you are well ever  Your loving Lizzie Dawson Waldie.
I suspect that this may be a four generation photo.
Postcard Cyco Lizzie Dawson Family Dorset 1
Is this the Papa she spoke of ( Papa Dawson) or is this her husband ( Mr. Waldie)?   Lizzie Dawson Waldie?  Thomas Dawson Waldie and the baby must be his son or daughter.  The only name we know for sure is Thomas Dawson Waldie.
This Real Photo Postcard is a Cyko from 1904 to 1920.

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Update from Iggy:
"Mr. Waldie married Miss Elizabeth Dawson, of Carnegie,
Pennsylvania, and they have three children: 



Thomas is associated actively with the lumber company of which his
father is president.



Stanley entered the nation's service, from Michigan in connection
with the World war, and was assigned to the Motor Trans-
port Corps.



 Jean, the only daughter, is the wife of Jamie
Miller, of Norwalk, Ohio."  Jean died in 1923. 




 1930 US Census - Point Pleasant, Mason, West Virginia

Thomas D Waldie married to Bonnie D Waldie and they had two children at that time, 
Thomas D Waldie 5 and William J Waldie (just born). 



It was Thomas Dawson Waldie that died 18 Dec 1939 at age 49. Bonnie was born in 1904, and lived to a ripe age - never remarrying. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Photo Number 824

This is the first in a series of photos.  They are all Real Photo Postcards that I purchased at the first antique shop in Dorset Minnesota.
Postcard Cyko Lizzie Dawsons three kids Dorset 1
Stanley, Jean and Thomas.
Postcard Cyko Lizzie Dawsons kids Dorset 1 Back
The Postcard reads:

This is not very good the sun was too strong but you can see what the(y)  look like this was taken in Washongal (Washougal) just before we left for the east.

This Cyko postcard was used from 1904 to 1920.  I will guess that it was taken right around 1914.

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Update from Iggy:
Washougal, Washington (state) is just upstream on the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. It was incorporated in 1908. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Full Circle 49

Kust Ojala went home to Wisconsin to a cousin.  His cousin Trica shared this information about Kust.

He was born in Finland in 1880 and his family came to the states within the next 2 years. The only other thing I know about him from family stories is that he was a big man and went to 'Dakota' to harvest. He went to a saloon one night and drank himself sick. He never recovered, and he died at 33 years old. I don't think he ever married, but I am still sorting out the family tree. Who knows what I'll find! :)
Thank you so much Connie!
Tricia

Kust Ojala perham

Photo Number 765

Trica wrote that she got the photo in the mail.

Thank you so much for the picture! We really don't know much more about him, other than the little I shared. I believe he had 9 siblings. Half were born in Finland, the others in MI, MN, and SD. The laptop that has all my notes broke down recently, but when I get that up and running again I will tell you what else I know. Oh - I do know that he is not the Gust that married Elsa. He would have been 10. He has an uncle and a cousin or two that are named Gus also. If I figure out who married her, I will let you know that also!

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Photo Number 823

This is a photo from the Antique Shop in Brainerd Minnesota.
Died Nov 19 1919 Brainerd Antiques
This lovely lady has barrettes a head band and a braid.  The trim on her dress must have a special name..does anyone out there know what it is called?  From marlu FILET crochet
There was a notation on the back of this photo: Died November 19, 1919
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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Photo Number 822

This is a photo from the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Mary McIntosh (James)  DL Antiques
The photographer is Hover of Flandreau  S.D. he was there from 1884 to 1914.  It looks like she may have two bows in her hair one near the top and one at the back of her head. Her blouse is simply trimmed in what I envision as black velvet. I will guess that this photo is from 1910 or thereabouts.
Mary McIntosh (James)  DL Antiques back
This name is found on the back of the photograph.  Mary McIntosh ( James)
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Friday, March 16, 2012

Photo Number 821

This is a photo from the third Antique Shop in Dorset.

Finger waves and Fur Dorset 3

This wonderful photo of beautiful finger waves was most likely taken sometime in the late 1920’s or early 1930’s.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Photo Number 820

This is a CdV from the third antique shop in Dorset Minnesota.
Amanda Josephson Dorset 3
John Phillips and his sons were in Lake City from 1878 to 1879, then from the 1890s to 1902.   I will guess that this CdV was taken in 1878 or 1879 because of the lacy trims around her neck and the pleated cuffs on her sleeves.  Her hair is simply pulled back and adorned with what looks to be a velvet headband or ribbon. Since she has flowers on her bodice this may be a wedding photograph.
Amanda Josephson Dorset antiques 3 back
We have a name.  Amanda Josephson
Mrs John Stilly
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Updates:
From crex:
There is an Amanda Josephson married to John Stille on 06 Sep 1884 in Lund, Pepin, Wisconsin. 
In 1889 the above had a daughter in South Brook, Cottonwood, Minnesota. 

From Iggy:
In 1910, the Stille's were living in McHenry county, North Dakota with one daughter, Ellen, and one son, Richard.
In the 1930 US Census, we find her (age 71) and John Stille (age 74) in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California. 


Their son Richard (full name John Richard Stille) died on 22 Jan 1958 in Stanislaus county, California. This county is just south of Stockton, CA and contains Modesto. 


 Son John Richard Stille married a Mary and had a son named Joe Richard Stille who was born in 1919 and died in 1993 in Modesto, CA.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Photo Number 819

This is a photo from the antique mall in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Three Girls maybe sisters Little Falls Minn DL Antiques

Three gals with different dresses but with very similar hair updos and bows.  Are they sisters or friends?  We will most likely never know because this photo is not marked.

The photographer is Nelson who was from Sweden, he was in Little Falls Minn from 1898 to 1910.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Full Circle 48

This full circle was really fun!

Hello,

The photo you have is of my grandfather Irwin Walter Dietrich who was born in 1891 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The handwriting is my grandmother's, Katie Eva Bierman Dietrich. They lived in Kutztown, PA. My grandmother also wrote "Annie Banner" on your photo 466, however I have no idea who Annie Banner was.

I cannot tell you how emotionally overcome I was to see my grandmother's handwriting on your web page. I recognized her script instantly, especially the distinctive D and I, then I ran to get my letters from her and held them up to the computer screen to compare. I've had some happy poignant moments tonight reading her letters to me.

Thank you for posting the photo, which led to my reading the letters I saved for decades. It has inspired a lot of memories and thought and emotion this evening. It also is a wake-up call to me to scan the letters and photos that are really important to me.

Sincerely,

Cecelia

P.S. What a mystery that the photo ended up in Minnesota!

Irwin Dietrich DL

Photo Number 470

Irwin Dietrich back of card

The mystery continues with Annie Banner and Clara Adam both are written in the same hand.

Clara Adam back

Annie Banner back

Cecelia is researching both of these ladies to see if she can find a connection to her Grandmother.

Anyways I mailed off the photo.

Hi Connie,

Irwin Dietrich's photo has found a home! Thank you so much for your wonderful website and collecting old photos to find homes for them. It is marvelous that we live in the Internet Age which facilitates these reunions.

Irwin Dietrich was born in January 1891 in Berks County, PA. He married Katie Eva Bierman in October 1916, at St. John's Church in Kutztown, PA. They had five children together, and later divorced. Irwin was a teacher and later owned a pet store. He died in Arkansas in 1964.

Irwin's smartest move ever was to marry Katie Eva Bierman Dietrich - she was a fantastic cook whose potato stuffing and wonderful edible cabbage delicacies are fondly remembered by all her grandchildren. Katie doted on her grandchildren, she had beautiful handwriting and always sent Valentine's Day cards and Birthday cards and encouraging letters to her grandchildren. She lived to see her first great-granddaughter. Her favorite movie was The Sound of Music, and I thought of her as Christopher Plummer (Baron Von Trapp!) finally won an Oscar and made his Academy Award acceptance speech last week.

Irwin's male descendants have read the nice comments posted by early viewers of the photo on your website, and all are flattered and claiming a family resemblance.

I am attempting to locate homes for the other photos inscribed by my grandmother.

Thank you again!

Cecelia

I was very pleased that Cecelia emailed me.  She found the Forgotten Old Photo through a search. That is what encourages me to keep going, sooner or later someone will end up here to claim a photo that has a name. 

Clara Adam is photo 518

Annie Banner is photo 466

I will mail these photos when a connection has been found and write more Full Circle posts!

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Photo Number 818

This week we will look at some ladies hair and hair adornments.  Today I will share this grouping of photos.  I purchased it at The Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Top photo Feb 14 1904 18 years old second photoMarch12 1904 16 years old  Tin Ceiling PR

The middle photo is marked February 14 1904  eighteen years of age..  The last photo is marked March12 1904 and then May 8 1904 Age 16 yrs.  The top photo is not marked. 

These girls all have “updos” with bows.  The gal in the bottom photo must have had some kind of hair form to do her updo.

There are tiny holes punched into the cards that are 2 3/4 by 3 1/2.  The photos are 1 1/2 inches by 2 inches. Galbraith of Minneapolis was the photographer.  He was at Washington Ave North in Minneapolis from 1900 to 1915.

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Photo Number 817

We will end this kids in chairs week with this Cabinet Card from the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

 

Cabinet Card Racine Wisconsin Kids DL Antiques

A beautiful black card by Leonard in Racine Wis. They are beautiful children!  The little girls are wearing identical dresses with huge lace collars.  If you look closely there is a posing stand behind the little boy.

Cabinet Card Racine Wisconsin Kids DL Antiques back

This is the artwork on the back of this cabinet card.

P.F. Leonard was a pioneer photographer.  He came to Racine in 1847, he left to perform with a stage band and while in Macon Georgia he was talked into becoming a band conductor, he learned photography on the side.  In 1879 he returned to Racine and opened his studio at 333 Main Street.  He died in 1904 and his son Harry took over his business.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Photo Number 816

This is a Postcard from the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Postcard Earl Miller DL Antiques

This is Earl L. H. ( or W.) Miller  2 yrs 8 mths old 1909

That is quite a large bow for a boy…but I do like his curls.

Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)Postcard Earl Miller DL Antiques

Friday, March 9, 2012

Photo Number 815

This is a Postcard from the first antique shop in Dorset Minnesota.

Postcard Azo Triangles Up Babyin chair  Dorset 1

I am sure many of you are shuddering about the animal fur..apparently it was a well used photographers prop.

I have no info on this photo other that It was taken by Halmrast Studios at Lake and Bloomington in Minneapolis Minnesota sometime between 1912 and 1915.  It is an Azo Postcard with Triangles pointing up in the corners so that dates it to 1904 to 1918 well within the time the photographer was active.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Photo Number 814

This is a photo from the Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Young boy Tin Ceiling PR

Elmer and Fred Nordin or the Nordin Brothers were the photographers.  They were in business from 1914 to 1920 in Minneapolis Minnesota.

This photograph is not marked.  I was hoping to find out more about this lads shoes…two toned lace ups.  I will guess that the lighter color leather is what was known as kid leather or kid skin..soft pliable leather from a lamb or goat kid.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Photo Number 813

This is a Postcard from  the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Postcard Ruth and Volney Olson DL Antiques
Postcard Ruth and Volney Olson DL Antiques back
Ruth and Volney Olson are the most likely names of these two children.   The postcard was meant for Mr. and Mrs. C S. Denning.

The Kruxo postcards with the name down the center of the card are from 1911 to 1922.  I almost didn’t purchase this card because Olson is such a common name..but Volney..I wonder how common that name is?

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Updates:
From Crex: 
The 1930 Census that lists
Ellen Olson 42 as the Head of Household
Volney R Olson 19
Ruth E Olson 17
Duane A Olson 4 


From Iggy:
Volney's wife, Margaret, who died in 1998 lived in Pine River. The Olson's lived in Crow Wing County at the time Volney died on 16 Jan 1976.  According to Find A Grave, Volney Olson married Margaret Brophy. Volney lived in Pine River and is buried in Swan Valley Cemetery, Byron Township, Cass County, MN.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Photo Number 812

This is a snapshot, I am not quite sure where it is from.  Sometimes I get interrupted when I am scanning and naming photos.

child in chair copy

It looks like Grandma is helping this child stand up on the chair.  Having the child at camera height made for better photos so that is why you see lots of kids in chairs. 

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Photo Number 811

This week we will look at some kids in chairs..and a few have names so we will see what happens!  This is a Cabinet Card from the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Cabinet Card Prosper Peterson DL Antiques
The Photographer was Harlan Corliss in Casselton N. Dak.  He was in Casselton from 1900 to 1904..he then went into a Confectionary and Ice Cream Manufacturing business in 1907 and then into Real Estate in 1911.
Cabinet Card Prosper Peterson DL Antiques back
This is the name on the back of the photograph.  Prosper Peterson.  He sure was a bright eyed child.

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Update from Iggy:
According to the US census of 1920, Prosper Theodore Peterson (b. abt 1898 in North Dakota) lived in Sterling, Vernon, Wisconsin, USA, and was the son of Erick Peterson and Martha Thompson. He passed away on 4 Dec 1991 in Sterling Wisconsin.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Photo Number 810

This is an old photo from a garage sale in Park Rapids Minnesota.

unknown year truck 1955 Chevy in the background PR Garage sale

The truck is an unknown model from an unknown year.  The car in the background is a 1955 Chevy.

The box on the ground says Canada Packers.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Photo Number 809

This is a snapshot from an Antique Shop in Winnipeg Manitoba.

1947 Ford Pickup  Smith general Contractor Winnipeg Antiques

I think this may be a 1947 Ford Pickup.  On the door it says:

I.W. Smith

General Contractor

Lumber  Coal

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