Thursday, March 28, 2013

Photo Number 1177

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.  It is an Azo Postcard from 1904 to 1918. Estelle from Portland ND Postcard DL Antiques
Estelle from Portland ND Postcard DL Antiques back
The postcard was addressed to a Miss Nora Grimson of Portland N. Dak.

Dear Nora, Was so glad to receive a card from you. I’ll forgive you this time for not coming over to see me. I was gone so that’s a good excuse isn’t it? Ha Ha!  How do you like to go to school in Portland?   Miss Fladeland teaches music and drawing and we all like her real well. Estella

PS Don’t get scared when you look at the other side. It was taken last winter.  Answer soon.

Now be good and study hard. Hazel C went to Fargo last Friday to see the Doctor haven’t heard how she is getting along.

Thanks for stopping by.  Do come again:)
Update from Iggy:
I suspect Miss Fladeland was a May Fladeland who died in Portland, Traill, North Dakota. She was born on 10 May 1890 and died in Apr 1976. She is listed as a public school teacher in 1910, 1920 and 1930. She never married.

9 comments:

  1. Portland, North Dakota is about 55-60 miles NNW of Fargo.

    Nora J. Grimson was born Dec, 1891 in North Dakota d. 2 May 1951 in Chicago Illinois (as Nora J(ean?) Mastrud) to Nels and Christi Grimson both immigrants from Norway in 1874.

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    Nora C./G. Grimson was born 31 May 1896 in North Dakota d. 25 Mar 1991 in Dakota County, Minnesota (as Nora Cornelia Marien) to Grim and Gjertnud Grimson both also immigrants from Norway (married in the USA in 1887)

    Both Nora's lived in Garfield, Traill County, just outside of Portland ND 1900-1910.

    Either way, I've no idea who Hazel C. or Estella were.

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    1. Maybe some relatives will show up someday:)

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  2. I suspect Miss Fladeland was a May Fladeland who died in Portland, Traill, North Dakota. She was born on 10 May 1890 and died in Apr 1976. She is listed as a public school teacher in 1910, 1920 and 1930. She never married.

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  3. Nice old photo and interesting info provided.

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  4. What incredible hats! On top of some amazing hairdos, too!

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  5. This other postcard might be of interest too...

    http://digitalhorizonsonline.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/uw&CISOPTR=2557

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    1. The house on the far left in this picture could be the same house seen behind the girls on the porch. Wish we could see all four sides. It is not the side that we can see, but certainly the same style.

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    2. Way cool old postcard..the two house are very similar!

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  6. The second postcard mentions "Grim" and "Mabel" which are relatives (father and sister) of the Nora born in May 1896.

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