This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
The photo is the size of a Cabinet Card. My guess is that this photo was taken around 1900. The gowns are trimmed beautifully in lace.
There are names on the back that are only visible when you turn the card toward the light.
Sphoie (Strange spelling ..perhaps they didn’t know how to spell Sophie.)
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Update from grandmavickiann:
1900 US Census:
Sophia (Age 35) and William (Age 46) Richter living in Janesville, Wisconsin, with children Elmer (Age 7) and Cora (Age 9). The family also shows up in the same community in the 1905 Wisconsin State Census and the 1910 US Census.
Update from Iggy:
Elmer F. died in 1946. He is buried with his older brother Henry who died at age 2 (Find A Grave Memorial# 8656967) Cora S. died 5 Apr 1973. She married an Arthur E Rissman. Her Find A Grave Memorial # 8657167. She and Arthur had a daughter named Ruth I. Rissman (b. c. 1916).
Ruth I. (b. December 13, 1915 d. February 21, 2004) married Charles E(dward?) (F.?) Gierke on 26 Jul 1937 in Cook County, Illinois. In the 1940 US census, the couple are living in Chicago, he is working as a locksmith. He later enlists to serve in the "Philippine Department" during WWII on 19 Sep 1941.
Charles passed away on 29 Apr 1995 in Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona. Ruth is listed as a Stenographer, and lived on and passed away in Michigan(?) It is not clear to me - but there appears to have been a Charles Junior.