Thursday, January 31, 2013

Photo Number 1124

Blog reader Jim asked for some help with this photo.

From Jim

This is a photo of his Great Great Grandfather William, he was a grocers assistant in England and then later a miner.  He was born in 1839 and died in 1881 at the age of 42.  He came to the United States from England.

When do you think this portrait was made?  Was it made from a photo..in some kind of process?  Is it part photo and part drawing?

How old do you this this gentleman was ?

Any input is appreciated.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Photo Number 1123

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Duluth Minnesota.

Nice dog March 1963 Duluth

All we know is a date on this one March of 1963.  Could very well be Minnesota..snow and bare trees.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Photo Number 1122

This is another snapshot from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

1954 Michael Don Holter and Pokey DL Antiques

 

This one has some info on the back.

1954 Michael Don Holter and Pokey DL Antiques back

Michael Don Holter 6 yr. and Pokey  1954

Nothing better than a best friend when you are six years old.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Photo Number 1121

This week we ware going to look at some snapshots of animals..mainly dogs.

Boy and dog DL Antiques

This is a snapshot from the antique store in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Photo Number 1120

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

Taken in 1911 DL Antiques

Beautiful family photo..except the baby was moving during the exposure.

Taken in 1911 DL Antiques back

 

Taken in 1911

Anton 26. 11 months old

Did they mean that Anton was 26 years old and maybe the baby named Anton was 11 months??  We will never know.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Photo Number 1119

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

Cabinet CardFergus Falls Family DL Antiques

A young family from the Fergus Falls Minnesota area.  The photographer was Alldrin.  He was in Fergus Falls from 1894 to 1895.  So that is the date we will give this photo.

Again we have the top button buttoned on the jacket of the gentleman and the lady looks to have large sleeves that are very fitted from the elbow to the wrist, very much the style for 1895.

The littlest boy has a huge bow on his suit, and he held very still.  I cannot say the same for his sibling whose movements caused his/her image to be blurred.  During early photography the exposure times were very long so people sitting for photographs had to hold still for a long time.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Photo Number 1118

This is a photo from the third antique shop in Dorset Minnesota.
Four blondes Dorset 3
Four beautiful light haired gals..perhaps sisters.  This photo is most likely from around 1900..give or take a few years...edited to 1910 to 1912.   Two of them are wearing gowns that appear to be pigeon breasted. The gal on the left has beautiful embroidery trimming her gown.

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From Charlotta:
All four of the young ladies being blondes provides a first impression of uniformity but there are several overlapping dress and hair styles represented. The beautiful and very conservatively-styled dresses of the three seated ladies are suggestive of the first decade of the twentieth-century. However, the lady who is standing in back is much more fashion-forward/radical in the style of her dress and especially in her post-1908 hairstyle that point more towards the period of 1909 to 1914. So my guess at a photograph date would be circa 1910-'12.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Photo Number 1117

This is one of my favorite snapshots of a group.  I purchased the snapshot in the Solway antique shop.

Ella August 14 1927  Solway antiques

It is marked on the back Ella August 14 1927.

Ella august 14 1927 Solway antiques back

The kids are a hoot in this photo..between books, hats, cameras and shoes they are obviously bored with the photographer..who doesn’t know how to center a photo.  It makes me wonder what was happening off camera.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Photo Number 1116

This is a group photo from the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota.

Group of siblings perhaps Brainerd Antiques

The photographer is Anderson of Larimore N Dak.

Possibly siblings or maybe a group of teachers.

On a side note..at the museum we have a parlor table just like the one in the photo it has claw feet with glass balls.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Photo Number 1115

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

Four Generations DL Antiques

The photographer was H.A. Pries of Evansville, Minn.  He was a photographer in that area in 1902 so that is the date we will assign this photo.

I would bet that this is a four generation photograph.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Photo Number 1114

This week we will look at some group photos.

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota. Cabinet Card Two women DL Antiques

I bought this Cabinet Card because of the youngest girls skirt.  It is trimmed in some sort of a decorative braid.  The older woman’s skirt is also trimmed nicely.

The wicker chair is a great photographers prop.

The photographer was Maki and he was in Virginia Minnesota in 1901.  So that is the date I will give this photo.

Cabinet Card Two women DL Antiques

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Photo Number 1113

This is a CdV from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
CdV Geo kempson Creston ILL  DL Antiques
A  gentleman with a full beard.
CdV Geo kempson Creston ILL  DL Antiques back
Geo Kempson Creston Ill    Our Grandfather 1906 + seven
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Update from Charlotta:
George Kempson died on August 22, 1906 and was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Creston, Ogle County, Illinois.
Update from TCasteel:  He was from England 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Photo Number 1112

This is a CdV from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
CdV  H B Coleman DL Antiques
A gentleman with a beard.  I believe it is called a goatee  Van Dyke beard.  This CdV is most likely from the 1880’s.
CdV  H B Coleman DL Antiques back
H. B. Coleman
The photographer is Hugo Broich and Co. Milwaukee, Wis.
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Friday, January 18, 2013

Photo Number 1111

I found a tintype in the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota.

Tin Type man with a coat and hat Brainerd Antiques

It looks like this gentleman in a long heavy coat and hat is all ready for cold weather.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Photo Number 1110

This is a CdV from the antique shop in Fergus Falls Minnesota.
CdV Man with hat Fergus Falls Antiques
Wm. Davis was at No.1 Cherry Street in Mankato Minn only one year 1885.  That is the year I would have guessed.  The suit coat buttoned once at the top seems to be a good clue for that year for men’s fashions.  Note the posing stand.  He must have thought his hat was quite important.
The card is pinkish beige on the front and cream on the back.
CdV Man with hat Fergus Falls Antiques back
There is some writing on the back of the card..in a foreign language.
CdV Man with hat Fergus Falls Antiques back
If anyone has a clue what it says please leave me a comment.

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Translation from crex:
 "Schatz du bist mein und ich bin dein du geliebtes, Gustave". I guess the man on the photo is Gustave.

That would (aprox) translate to - Treasure, you are mine and I am yours, my dearest. Gustave. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Photo Number 1109

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Grand Forks North Dakota.

Cabinet Card of a Man from Jen Grand Forks Antique Mall

A. P. Holand was the photographer at So. 3rd St. Grand Forks N. Dak

Albert P. Holand, Grand Forks photographer, 222 South Third. (1891-1892 Grand Forks Business Directory)

The young man wears wool trousers that are striped, his suit jacket and vest match, he wears a large tied tie (Relaxed Windsor Style) and holds a fur hat in his hand.  A necktie was often tied in a “four in hand knot”  If the tie was tightened up it was more of a half Windsor Style, if it was loosened up it was more of a full relaxed Windsor style.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Photo Number 1108

This is a photograph from the antique shop in Duluth Minnesota

Cabinet Card Man with tie usiung posing stand Duluth

Note the three piece suit and the hand tied western style tie.  The photographer used a posing stand to steady this young man while he took the photograph.  This photo was most likely taken around 1900.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Photo Number 1107

This week we will look at some photographs of men. This Cabinet Card is from the antique shop in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Cabinet Card Man from jen Grand Forks Antique mall

The photographer is S. A. Eggan 251-3 Cedar Ave. Minneapolis.  I find an Eggan Studio at that address from 1890 through the 1920’s.  I think this photo is from the 1890’s.

The young man is wearing a frockcoat and the tie looks to me like one of those hand tied bow ties. He strikes a very dashing pose.

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Photo Number 1106

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

Broken leg DL Antiques

Looks like someone broke her leg. 

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Photo Number 1105

Since we are in  the midst of a winter storm here in Minnesota I will share photos of a winter storm long ago.

These are all photos from The Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Snow storm Tin Ceiling

Snow piled up Tin Ceiling

Winter scene Tin Ceiling

It looks like got a fair amount of snow during their winter storm.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Photo Number 1104

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

1951 somewhere DL Antiques

The year was marked on the back.  1951.

My Mother had fancy rubbers/overshoes like the ones these ladies are wearing..with a strip of fur at the top.  You wore your shoes inside the rubbers.  I had a pair..not fancy..just buckle overshoes..and they were hard to put on especially if your shoes were wet.  They kept your feet dry..but not warm.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Photo Number 1103

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes. 

House in winter DL Antiques

Someone’s house during a winter with snow.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Photo Number 1102

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Antique Shop in Erhard Minnesota.

Postcard Azo Triangles up Men in winter ML Antiques Erhard

It is an Azo Postcard that we can date from 1904 to 1918.

Brothers maybe…the postcard is not marked.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Photo Number 1101

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

Two Women and a snowbank Tin XCeiling

Two women with matching sweaters and round shaped glasses. Most likely from the 1920’s.

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Photo Number 1100

This is a snapshot from Buggy Wheel Antiques.

Group in the snow Buggy Wheel antiques

Everyone is bundled up in their winter coats.  Only the men are wearing hats.  Since there is only one young child in the photo perhaps it was a gathering on a school day.

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Photo Number 1099

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Duluth.

Cold Boy Duluth

He looks cold, even though he has found both of his pockets.   The photo is not marked.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Photo Number 1098

This is a series of snapshots from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.Joe Erva and friends three DL Antiques

On a bridge someplace.

Joe and Erva and friends  four DL Antiques

Help! I have fallen and can’t get up.

Joe and Erva one DL Antiques

 

Joe and erva Two DL Antiques

Joe Breidle (Brisdle??) + Erva New

Only this last photo was marked.

Take a good look at her coat..it looks almost like velvet.  It appears to have a dropped waist and some sort of matching belt with buttons.

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Photo Number 1097

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes.

Group in Winter DL Antiques

A gathering outside in the snow in the early 1900’s.  Notice how the women are off to one side of the photo.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Photo Number 1096

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Solway Minnesota.

Kids and Mom in a snowbank Solway antiques

I think this might be a Mom and her five children.  Her wrap or a blanket for one of the kids has been tossed over that small tree/bush. I wonder if the two little ones were twins?

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Photo Number 1095

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Duluth Minnesota.
Frances Risdon and her skates Duluth
Frances Risdon and her skates Duluth back
Frances Risdon is my best guess.  Her hat looks 1920’s to 1930’s to me.  I imagine the hat, coat and skirt to be red..how about you?  She looks like a teenager to me.
This could have been a photo taken in Duluth..the house in the background is built up high on the lot like many of the houses in Duluth.  Of course it could be many other cities in the snowy areas of this country.
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Update from The Colonel:
Frances Elizabeth Risdon - born on October 25, 1906 in Saint Louis County [of which Duluth is the county seat]
Update From Iggy:
Frances Elizabeth Risdon (b. October 25, 1906) lived on 405 Vermillion Drive - and was a writer. Her parents were Ernest A. Risdon, a traffic manager(?) and Lida A nee Shultz. They are buried in Bee Ridge Cemetery, Edina, Knox County, Missouri. They moved to Missouri between 1930 and 1940 - with or without Frances (she doesn't appear in the 1940 US Census with them and presumably is married by then).

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Photo Number 1094

Well..here we are!  Are you ready for another year of old photos?  We will start the New Year off with some wintery photos.

This is a very old snapshot that I found at the antique shop in Motley Minnesota.

Ice Skaters Motley Antiques

Ice Skaters on a pond or a river…the ice looks really good!

Happy New Yer Greeting Dorset 3

I couldn’t resist this lovely old  My New Year Greeting postcard.  It must be almost 100 years old..the colors are still so bright. I love that the winter church scene is surrounded by a wishbone.

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