Saturday, February 23, 2013

Photo Number 1145

This is a CdV from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

looks like a death CdV DL Antiques

looks like a death CdV photo back

 

The photographer was Bertrand of Cresco Iowa.  Cresco is in the north eastern part of Iowa.

Memorial photography was sometimes the only photo that a family had to remember small children.  Photographers would be summoned to take the final photograph shortly before or after death.

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4 comments:

  1. Does kind of look like a memorial photo. So sad how many children died in infancy back then. I don't know how the parents survived it.

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  2. A memorial photo was my first impression too.

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  3. So sad to see that and know what it meant. I know it was a much more common thing back then than now. I agree with Teresa: I don't know how the families could handle so many such losses. My daughter's friend is close to a family who just lost their baby in surgery, and it was so hard on everyone. It happens now, too, but thankfully only rarely.

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