Sunday, November 30, 2014

Photo Number 1761

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Craigs  Grandma Woods
The photo was taken by DW Wright  in Nelson Neb
Craigs  Grandma Woods back
Grandma Wood
  Harold + Jesse
Mother (very faint)
I did a quick search and lo and behold I think I found her.
Rena (Larena) H. Wood Born May 1868 in Missouri Died Sept 12 1922 in Nebraska.  She married Chauncy Wood in 1886 and they had two sons Harold and Jesse.  Harold had no children but Jesse did.  According to her obituary she was deaf at the time of her death.
Find A Grave Memorial # 20155989
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Update from Iggy:
Jesse James Wood (1889 - 1983) is Find A Grave Memorial# 123695802 and Harold Bruce Wood (1887 - 1954) is Find A Grave Memorial# 20155988.

Jesse had a son named Herbert A (5 Sep 1913 - 12 Jul 1991) and three daughters, Dorothy L. (c. 1916), Erma L (c. 1924) and Genevieve L. (c. 1928),

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Photo Number 1760

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Craigs  Leon G Lewis
A young boy.  No studio name.
Craigs  Leon G Lewis back
Aunt Nellie   Yours lovingly Leon G. Lewis
I will guess this boy is about 10 years old and the photo was taken in the early 1900’s.
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This photo went Full Circle 107 on February 16, 2015

Friday, November 28, 2014

Photo Number 1759

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

Dress with huge bow and silk stockings Tin Ceiling

A dress with a big bow and a dropped waist.  Looks like she is wearing silk stocking too!  This photo is most likely from the 1920’s.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Photo Number 1758

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

In Westhope 1929 Brainerd antiques

In Westhope – 1929-

There is a Westhope North Dakota way up in the northern part of the state in Bottineau County.

This is the photo I chose for Thanksgiving…this group looks like they are traveling someplace…perhaps to a dinner with family.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Photo Number 1757

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

CdV Lady with strange trim on dress DL Antiques

I bought this CdV because of the bustle and the strange trim on the front of this gals dress.  It looks to be some kind of beaded decoration.  I am not sure if it is Native American or not.

CdV Lady with strange trim on dress DL Antiques back

The photographer was E.S. Hill from St. Cloud Minnesota. He was in business from 1888 to 1914.  I will guess that this photo was taken in 1888 or thereabouts.

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CdV Lady with strange trim on dress DL Antiques

Close up of the trim.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Photo Number 1756

This is a CdV from the Third Antique Shop in Dorset Minnesota.

Lady with huge collar Dorset Antiques 3

John Phillips was in Lake City Minnesota from 1878 to 1879 according to the Minnesota Historical Society Photographer listings. A son took over for him…and then John moved on to Red Wing.  There are several Photographers with the last name Phillips.

The lady wears a dress with a bustle…it might be what they call a Natural Form Bustle which is a straight skirt that hugs the legs.  Natural Form Bustles were in fashion from 1877 to 1882.  

The high collar and long sleeves with pleats and trims and the bodice with pleats and buttons and a bow at the waist are all very interesting.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Full Circle 94

I am happy to report another Full Circle.  Iggy found an obituary and from there a name and an address.

I sent off a copy of the blog.

Capt Millard o Rorke Detroit lakes Number 1740

I heard from Marilyn…the baby in Photo Number 1740

 

I received your letter and if the photo is 1943 it is not me.  I was born in 1944.  However, the baby looks about the right age of a month or so and that would have been right since my birth was in April.  Yes, please send the pic to me.  If it is not me in the photo then I will get it to the right cousin.  Thanks

Capt Millard O Borke  Detroit lakes Ant back Number 1740

I suggested that perhaps the year is wrong.

I mailed off the photo.

Connie,
Thank you for the picture.  My Grandma, Laura, had gorgeous auburn hair.  Only one cousin of 17 cousins was lucky enough to get the red hair. 
I am sending you something for the postage and handling.  Keep up the good work.
Marilyn

When people mark photos often they are elderly…photos can be miss marked by a year. 

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Photo Number 1755

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Real Photo Postcard Azo Triangles up and down  Gal in a different style dressPR Antiques

I wonder if the young girl did the embroidery on her dress? This is an Azo Postcard with triangles up and down which would date the photo from 1918 to 1930.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Photo Number 1754

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

Women and Plants DL Antiques

I wonder if this was taken in a studio with lots of  plants or if the photographer took this image in the ladies home?

It was probably taken right around 1900.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Photo Number 1753

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

4 girls and one boy Postcard  Dorset Antiques

Four girls and a little boy.  The two girls on the right look like twins to me. 

The Postcard is not a normal one…so it is impossible to date.  I will guess that this one is from around 1920.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Photo Number 1752

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

Always Dorothy Dorset 1

Always, Dorothy

Too bad we don’t know Dorothy’s last name.  I think this photo is from the 1930’s.  Most likely a graduation photo.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Full Circle 93

Another Full Circle!

La Cross Wisc Cab Card CPCP Number 1526

Napoleon and Olive La Fore Photo Number 1526

Many Thanks to Iggy and grandmavickiann for the research!

Napoleon and Olive's Children
Jess Sylvester LaFore (26 Jan 1895 - May 1969)
Harry Edward LaFore (11 Aug 1896-3 Jan 1972)
Bessie La Veelia A LaFore (18 Jan 1901 - ?)
Vernon LaFore (2 Dec 1902 - Apr 1986 in Minnesota)
Spenser M. LaFore (16 Feb 1905 - 22 Nov 1991)

Mari left me a comment on the blog:

Napoleon and Olive LaFore were my grandparents. Harry was my father. I recognize all the other names as relatives.

She contacted me by email and I mailed off the photo. We corresponded by email.Napoleon and Dustin

 

I just put this photo of my son when he was in high school next to Napoleon's photo...what do you think?
This is a good time to say that one picture is worth a thousand words! This too is weird...when I mentioned to my son Dustin, that my grandmother's name was Olive he said that just a few days before that Danielle had said that maybe they could name their baby Olive it is a girl! That is NOT a common name at all...just one more piece of the puzzle from the past for our family ;)

BTW, you are an angel for what you are doing! You are connecting loved ones that may have never had the chance to "meet"...in this lifetime anyway!
Mari

I asked about a Full Circle Post:

Maybe we could put that photo of Napoleon alongside of Dustin (his great grandson) on that FULL CIRCLE POST.
It's as if they were looking for us too because with an hour of my discussion with my son they appeared on your blog.
You are a conduit for the living and those crossed over and you bring them together in a most delightful way.
Heartfelt thanks.

Mari

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Photo Number 1751

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

CdV Muilien Lady  DL Antiques

A very elegant lady in a heavy looking dress with lots of ruffles and trims.   I think this is most likely from the 1870’s.

George or? Deane  Muilin/ Mielin

CdV Muilien Lady  DL Antiques back

The Bower Brothers were the photographers in East Liberty, PA

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Full Circle 92

Iggy found an address for this Full Circle and I sent off a copy of the blog. ( Often I do that…many times my letter is just ignored…some people are just not interested.)

Melvin was thrilled.  I was happy to return the photo to him.

Craigs Scan Elsie and Herbert Number 1707

Photo Number 1707 Herbert and Elsie Graffenius

Melvin wrote:

Dear Connie,

What a wonderful surprise.  My thanks to you for the photo (when received).  It will complete a set.  Enclosed please find the rest of the family.

Left to right

Gustave (my Dad) 1903 to 1989)

Martin

Elmer

Gilbert

William

Graffenius photo these go with number 1707

Aunt Else (Elsie) was my Godmother. Herbert never married.

I have chased the Graffenius clan back to the 1720’s.  This photo will fit into my family tree very nicely.  Thanks again.

Melvin Graffenius

So another Full Circle! 

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Photo Number 1750

This is another foreign postcard from the antique shop in Elizabeth Minnesota.
Otto S Elizabeth antiques
Otto S Elizabeth antiques
I believe someone marked this photo Otto S.
Otto S Elizabeth antiques back
A postcard dated July 26, 1915.
Perhaps someone can translate.
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Translation from Susanna Rosalie:

The card is signed by 'Otto' and starts with 'Dear brother'. It is addressed to:
Wilhelm Schauland, Conradsfelde, Kreis [county] Flatow, W.Pr. [West Prussia]

Sender: Grenadier [infantryman/ rifleman/ private] Schauland [...]

It was sent from the town of W├╝nsdorf, Kreis Teltow. This town is approx. 40 km south of Berlin and had a military base. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Photo Number 1749

I have a couple of photos of Foreign Soldiers.

August  Elizabeth antiquesWar I ??  August Schuuland
August  Elizabeth antiques back
Postcard from November 19, 1917
perhaps someone can translate?
August  Elizabeth antiques back
I purchased this postcard from the antique shop in Elizabeth Minnesota.
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Translation from Susanna Rosalie:
Here is what I could make out:
August Schauland wrote the 'Feldpostkarte' (army postal service card) to his parents. The address:
Ernst Schauland, Conradsfelde, bei [near] Ziskau, Kr. [Kreis=county] Flatow, W./Pr. [West Prussia]

He is sending it from somekind of a military hospital (Lazarett) in Gardelegen:
Abs. [sender]...ier[?]soldat Schauland [?]delazarett Gardelegen

Will try to decipher and translate the text later.
For as now, I found a researcher- Ralf Schauland - on a website called 'POMMERNKONTAKTE - a researchers contact database for Pommern' who is researching the Schauland-family in the town of Conradsfelde, county Flatow (it once belonged to the provinces of West Prussia as well as Pommern). I will e-mail him in German with the link to this blog concerning the photos 1749+1750.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Photo Number 1748

This is a series of snapshots from the antique shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.  I think all the photos go together.
Snapshot  Gun two Pequot Lakes ant
Snapshot  Gun Pequot Lakes ant
Snapshot Soldiers Pequot Lakes ant
Snapshot Soldiers at camp two Pequot Lakes ant
Snapshot at camp Pequot Lakes ant
Looks like some kind of Army camp…goodness knows where.  I have not had a chance to show these photos to my Dad yet.  I will guess these photos were taken in the 1950’s.
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My Dad says this is a 50 Caliber Machine Gun.  They had one like it in Korea.  He said the three containers in the pole on the third photo were carried with you all the time.  He said the last photo would be a portable cook shack, the containers were for hot food. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Photo Number 1747

This is a photo from the antique shop in Bemidji Minnesota.

Unknown couple Navy Bemidji Antique shop

A Sailor and his gal, maybe an engagement photo. The photo was taken by Gantz in Lebanon PA.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Photo Number 1746

This is a photo from the antique shop in Moorhead Minnesota.
Unknow Moorhead ant shop
I am not sure what kind of uniform this is?   Perhaps someone will know..is it foreign? Is it a service man or a fireman?
There is only one clue, the date is stamped on the back December 15, 1939.
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Update from Iggy and Joe:
Royal Canadian Air Force

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Photo Number 1745

It is Veterans Day today, if you are a Veteran I thank you for your service to our country!
This is a photo from the antique shop in Park Rapids Minnesota.
Andys in Minneapolis Group PR Antiques
A group gathered at Andy’s.
Andys in Minneapolis Group PR Antiques back
Erwin R. Halverson, Betty A. Emery, Margaret Anderson, Vincent A. Hagen, To my favorite boss Evelyn Johnson, 6 21 45  In memory of a Happy Reunion.
There are six people in the photo and only five are named.
Andys in Minneapolis Group PR Antiques front
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Update from Iggy:
I found a record of Irwin R Halverson (1921 - 1994) and Betty A Emery being married in Hennepin, Minnesota on June 27, 1945.  She was Betty Anne Emery Halverson (1923 - 2014), There is a photo of "GrPa Irv" in Ancestry and I left the family tree owner a message.

I think the "boss" may have been Evelyn Viola Johnson (17 Sep 1911 in Blooming Prairie, Steele, Minnesota) She was promoted from Head Technician Human Serum Laboratory and Clinical Instructor Pediatrics to Clinical Instructor Pediatrics at the Hospital of University of Minnesota.


Monday, November 10, 2014

Photo Number 1744

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

Group of soldiers with children Detroit lakes Ant

A group of Soldiers with children.  This photo is probably from the 1950’s.

I searched for a name on that water tower in the background…it must be on a Army Base as it has no name that I can see.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Photo Number 1743

This is a photo from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Vincent WW1
I know this fellow is not in uniform but he was a WWI Soldier.
Vincent WW1 back Detroit lakes Ant
Vincent Lokouski Lokowski   New York WWI
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Update from Iggy:
I think this is PFC Vincent Lukowski (Jul. 16, 1898 - Jan. 8, 1964) he is buried in Saint Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery, Bay City, Michigan.

His wife was Clara A.
On his gravestone it says he was a PFC Co. B 23 Infantry in WWI

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Photo Number 1742

This is a photo from the antique shop in Duluth Minnesota.
Lawrence Flint Army Duluth Antiques
A soldier by the name of Lawrence Flint standing behind some cactus.
Lawrence Flint Army Duluth Antiques
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Update from Iggy:
Perhaps this is Lawrence Lowell Flint (Sep. 25, 1897 in Iowa - Mar. 30, 1957 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 

His Texas death certificate says he was a WWII officer, widowed and he died in Brooke Army Hospital, Fort Sam Houston.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Photo Number 1741

This is a photo from an antique shop somewhere.

Jim Rossmison Unknown Ant shop

A WWI era  soldier and his bride.

Jim Rossmison Unknown Ant shop back

Jim Rossmison

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Photo Number 1740

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Capt Millard O Borke  Detroit lakes Ant
A man, a woman and a baby. 
Capt Millard O Borke  Detroit lakes Ant back
Capt Millard O Borke   Laura and Marilyn   May 1943
Millard O. Rorke was from Hillsboro ND.  He achieved the rank of Lt. Col. in the US Army.  He is at Find a Grave #388875.  He was born March 11, 1914 and died November 27, 1993.  His first wife Marjorie ( April 18, 1915 to May 13, 1988) was a PFC in the US Army and they are buried together at The National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.  After Marjorie died he married Rosalie Mae Foogman Kaldor in 1989, they were high school classmates and made their home in Mesa Arizona and on Lake Melissa near Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
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From Iggy:
Millard was the son of Norin (1878 - 1935 : Find A Grave Memorial# 38252733) and Laura Borke (1890 - 1955 : Find A Grave Memorial# 38252712) whom I suspect is the older lady in the photo.

 This photo went Full Circle 94 on November 24, 2014.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Photo Number 1739

This is a photo from the antique shop in Moorhead Minnesota.

Army Soldier Moorhead Antiques Photo developed in El Paso TX

An Army Soldier.  The photo was developed in El Paso Texas.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Photo Number 1738

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

Group witha Navy Guy Duluth Antiques

Maybe a family photo…or perhaps a mix of family and friends getting ready to say goodbye.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Photo Number 1737

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Elizabeth Minnesota.

Postcard Artura unknown Elizabeth MN antiques

The postcard of the Army Soldier from WWI is an Artura Postcard that was used from 1910 to 1924.

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