Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Photo Number 2029

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Gustav Clauson DL ant
A man with his horses and his home in the background.  Looks like he was going out to rake hay.
Gustav Clauson DL ant back
We have two names Gustav Clauson and Annie Clauson
The postcard was used from 1904 to 1918.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Full Circle 128

This Full Circle began with a comment left on the blog.  I have the blog set to notify me of comments that are older than three days…so that I won’t miss anyone showing up and leaving a comment!

Not sure if this posted the first time, but will try it again! I do believe the people in the photo to be first cousins to my great-grandfather, Hugh Rutherford Heiney (1878-1960). Hugh's mother was Maria (Rhumstay) Hiney (1842-1914), and Maria's sister, Sarah (Rhumstay) Hoxie (1846-??), was the mother to Welcome, William, Dora, Frank, Delia, Celia, Esther and Ralph Hoxie. Maria and Sarah's parents were William and Esther (Rapp) Rhumstay. The family came to Wisconsin from Pennsylvania in 1845, settling first in Dane County, then in Sauk County. What a great picture! :)

No one else had claimed the photo so I asked Ben if he would like it.

Hello!

Thank you so much for your response in regards to my comment on "Photo Number 1949". If nobody else has claimed the photo, I would very much like it for my collection. Here is my mailing address:

Thank you again so very, very much! :)

Ben

Mc Cook Lake 4th of July Fargo Antique Mall Photo Number 1949

Photo Number 1949

I mailed off the postcard.

Hello Connie!

The postcard arrived in the mail yesterday! Thank you so very, very much! I look forward to sharing it with my family! :)

Ben

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Full Circle 127

This Full Circle began when Iggy sent me an email address.  I sent an inquiry.  Hello Melody,  I have a blog that features Forgotten Old Photos.  I have a photo of your Grandfather...I think? Norman H. Lee

Hi Connie,

Yes, those definitely are photos of my grandpa, Norman Lee.  Although I believe I already have a copy of both of those photos; my sister, Brenda, most likely does not.  I can't figure out how they ended up in an antique shop!  Some of the writing on the postcard is my mom's but I just can't imagine her getting rid of any photos - as I recently inherited several hundred old photos of people I don't know when my mom passed away in May.

Thank you for contacting me.  By the way, how did you track me down?

How do I go about obtaining the photos?

Sincerely,

Melody

Hi Melody,  I bought the postcards from the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes...who knows how they got there? 

I work with a fabulous researcher from Pennsylvania...he can find almost anyone...not sure how.  Most likely from your Mothers Obituary and he went from there.  I was surprised the email still worked to locate you as sometimes people change their e mail addresses. 

I will put the postcards in the mail to you tomorrow.  I will send them to the address in your email. 

Please let me know when they have arrived safely and if you could share a story about your Grandfather that would be great!

Connie

Norman and Ernest Lee DL ant Number 2010Norman and Ernest Lee  two DL ant Number 2010

Photos Number 2010  Norman and Ernest Lee

Hi Connie,

I received the photos - thank you so very much.  What a wonderful hobby you have.  I'm sure you have made many people happy!

My grandpa, Norman Lee, was a very quiet and unassuming man.  He worked hard all his life - mostly as a carpenter and as a miner in the iron mines near Crosby-Ironton.  His parents came over from Norway before he was born.  Their last name actually was Andresen; however, after they got to the states his father changed their name to Lee because there were so many Andresens and Andersons in the area.  Grandpa would talk Norwegian to my sister and me and laugh because we didn't have a clue what he was saying.  He got a kick out of it anyway!  My grandma, Rose Lee, was as boisterous as grandpa was quiet.  More proof that opposites attract.  LOL!

I have attached a photo taken on the day my mom was adopted by my Grandpa and Grandma Lee in the early 40s.

Thanks again - I will send some money for your time and postage.

Sincerely,

Melody

Adoption Day Lee photo

Norman and Rose Lee with their adopted daughter Martha Ann.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Photo Number 2028

This is a  snapshot from an unknown antique shop.

Group photo unknown antique Shop

A group gathered outside for a picnic and a photo.  Looks like there are three photographers shadows.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Photo Number 2027

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

Lady with Finger Waves Tin Ceiling

A young lady with perfect finger waves, a very popular hairstyle in the late 1920’s into the 1930’s.  The Marcel Iron was used to make the waves or if you were talented enough you could make your own finger waves providing your hair was wet and you could get it to dry in place.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Photo Number 2026

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

Group of three tin Ceiling

Maybe someone said “Put your hands behind your back.” While he/she put their thumb on the lens of the camera.

The gentleman’s cap is called a newsboy cap or a driving cap. This photo is probably from the late 1920’s to early 1930’s.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Photo Number 2025

This is a photo from The Tin Ceiling a small shop in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Family Tin Ceiling PR

Eckley Studio from Ronan Montana took this photo of a young couple with their son.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Photo Number 2024

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

Cabinet Card Large group of People DL Antiques

All the children look restless and no one is looking at the camera.  The men are easy to pick out they are all wearing hats.

Cabinet Card Large group of People DL Antiques

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Photo Number 2023

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

Family DL Antiques

A family with the cutest little girls with bows in their hair.  Most likely this photo was taken about 1900.  Sadly it is not marked.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Photo Number 2022

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.Cabinet Card Family with three boys DL Antiques

Fallman was the photographer in a Parlor Photo Car.  Photographers that could afford to rent or purchase a railroad car would travel from town to town, the car could be disconnected and move on when ever the client base dried up.  It must have been a real novelty…especially if you had never had your photo taken before.

I think that the two littlest boys look just like their father and the older boy just like his mother.

I will guess that this photo is taken in the late 1880’s.  Sadly there is no identification.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Photo Number 2021

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

Roy Pollick DL ant

Roy Pollick DL ant back

I am so proud to have my face on the same card with Ray Pollick that I must send one.  Isn’t it fine ha ha Mum?

This is an AZO card that dates sometime from 1904 to 1918.

Roy Pollick DL ant

I wonder which gal wrote on the card?  Several look quite pleased with themselves.  It must have been some kind of musical event.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Photo Number 2020

This is a CdV from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
bergit DL ant CDV
bergit DL ant CDV back
Bergit Gurigaard
E.T. Braaten was the photographer in Gol, Hall (Norway)
Bergit has lovely trim on the bottom of her gown, her gloves and on the bodice of her gown.  When I first looked at this CDV I though oh an old lady…not so..she might be 20-25 years old.
bergit DL ant CDV
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Update from Dr. Jeff
This seems to be a Bergit K. Gurigaard who emigrated from Ål in Hallingdal to St. Peter MN in 1890. She was then 26 years old and unmarried.

Update from LarsI :
This is probably the same referred to here:

"Birgit Knutsdtr. Gurigard Lybeck 21.06. 1863-1905
Gm Andreas A. Lybeck og busett i Minnesota. Barn: Adolf ; Oskar ; Kristine.
Andreas og sønene reiste til Sylvan Lake, Alta i Canada i 1914. "

Translation: 21.06.1863-1905. Married to Andreas Lybeck and lived in Minnesota. Children: Adolf, Oskar, Kristine. Andreas and his sons moved to Sylvan Lake, Alta, Canada, in 1914.

There is (I think) only one farm called Gurigard in Norway, in Leveld in Ål in Hallingdal (not far from Gol in Hallingdal, in the mountains in south of Norway). 

The photographer worked as a photographer in Gol from about 1890 to 1906.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Photo Number 2019

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

Matt Haugen CDV DL ant

Matt Haugen CDV DL ant back

Matt Haugen

Jacob L. Skrivseth was the photographer he moved to Hillsboro N.Dak. in 1882 and opened a Studio there.   The photographer was also the Mayor of the town.

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His name is possibly Mathias Haugen.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Photo Number 2018

This is a snapshot from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Band practice Dl Antiques

Band concert/practice someplace.  Community Bands used to be a big thing, people would get together and play music sometimes to dance and sometimes they would march in parades.  My husbands Grandfather played in a community band in the early 1900’s.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Photo Number 2017

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Rabbit Lady 1905 DL ant
I bought this postcard because of the rabbit! ANd the names..of course!
Rabbit Lady 1905 DL ant back
Emma Beck         1908
Henry Proehl
Oral Whitmore
Joe Zeni
Mrs. Whitmore
Mr. Whitmore
Mable Whitmore
Henry Wilson
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Update from MJM:
The only record I can find for Oral and Mable Whitmore is on the 1901 school enrollment record at Tilford, McPherson Co, South Dakota. They were listed as 8 and 6 years old and their father's name as Ed Whitmore.

From Iggy:
Joseph Zeni is buried at Bear Butte Cemetery Meade County SD  Joseph Zeni and his wife lived in Sturgis SD - and this is only 9 miles from where the Whitmore boys were located in Tilford SD.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Photo Number 2016

These are snapshots from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Ole Elton Family Two DL ant

Ole Elton Family One DL ant

Ole Elton Family One DL ant back

Ole Elton family by Murray Beardsley  Aug 18 1940

I suspect Ole and his wife had four children.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Photo Number 2015

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Gerhardt Baarstad Place
Looks like two women, three children and a man on the porch.  There is a baby buggy and a bicycle in the yard and the house has four lightening rods.  The house looks like it has a basement too.
Gerhardt Baarstad Place
Kind of a ghostly figure in the upper window too…or is it my imagination?
Gerhardt Baarstad Place back
Gehard Baarstad place
This is a KRUXO postcard that was used from 1910 to 1920
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I found this info at Find A Grave:
Gehard Olaf Baarstad August 4 1885 to April 15 1962. Gehard married Clara O. Harland They had a number of children, Gaylon, Lawerence, Erling, Edmund, Milton, Esther and Ruth.  This home in the photo may be near Nome ND.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Photo Number 2014

This is a wallet size snapshot from the antique shop in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Six gals  PR Antiques

Six gals more than likely friends.  The photo was most likely taken 1910 give or take a few years.  Some of the gowns/blouses are very pigeon breasted.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Photo Number 2013

This is a snapshot from the Antique Shop in Solway Minnesota.  This is the last photo in my Solway file…sadly the old fellow that had so many photos is no longer in business in Solway.

Group of women and children Solway antiques  A snapshot showing the photographers shadow and a group of women and children.

Group of women and children Solway antiques

More than likely this is a snapshot from the 1920’s.  I see ladies ankles and square necklines.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Photo Number 2012

This is a Cabinet Card from the Antique Shop in Solway Minnesota.

Family with five children Solway Cab Card

T.J.Helgeson was the photographer in Lake Mills Iowa

A family photo with  parents and five children.  Looks like quite an age span between the girls and the boys.  The littlest child could be either a boy or a girl. This photo was most likely taken in the late 1880’s.

Sadly the photo is not marked.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Photo Number 2011

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Stella Perkins 1908 DL ant
Stella Perkins 1908 DL ant
Stella Perkins 1908
Stella Perkins 1908 DL ant back
The Postcard was addressed to Miss Velma Hiestand  Orson Iowa  RFD#1
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Update from Iggy:
I am pretty sure this is [e]Stella M Perkins, born in Iowa on 11 Jan 1907 and living in Little Sioux, Harrison, Iowa in 1910 with her parents, Minor Newton and Ella Perkins.

Little Sioux is 4 miles from Orson, Iowa.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Photo Number 2010

These are Real Photo Postcards from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Norman and Ernest Lee DL ant
Ernest and Norman Lee
Norman and Ernest Lee DL ant back
Norman and Ernest Lee  two DL ant
Norman and Ernest Lee  two DL ant back
This postcard is addressed to Eveline Hansen from Norman and Ernest.  Nov 13 1911
The photographer was Bowman & Lyden of Fergus Falls Minnesota,  Edna S Bowman was the photographer located at 107 1/2 Mill Street North in Fergus Falls.  The second pose most definitely shows a woman’s touch.
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I featured Oscar Lee in Photo Number 2009

Update from Iggy:
Norman H Lee (26 Mar 1901 in North Dakota - 27 Nov 1989 in Aitkin, Minnesota)
Ernest Lee (1 Dec 1906 in Morse, ND - 11 Jan 1937) 

The brothers were living in Fergus Falls in 1910 with parents Nels A. and Henrietta Jorgene Lee.

Norman H. Lee married Rose Caroline Lee (1901 -1985) They adopted a daughter Martha Ann Reem 1939-2015

Ernest Lee  Married Leona Rieken Lee


These photos went Full Circle Number 127 on September 28, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Photo Number 2009

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

Oscar lee DL ant

Oscar lee DL ant back

Oscar Lee

This is an AZO postcard used from 1918 to 1930.

Tomorrow I may have a couple relatives of Oscars.

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Photo Number 2008

It is Labor Day.  Time to give working people a break, and recognize them for a job well done. This is a photo from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Officers Kitchen DL ant

 

Officers Kitchen DL ant back

Amelia Nelson (Molly)

Mrs. Jessie Waldron

August ?

Officers Kitchen 1918

I wonder if they got Labor Day off from work?

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Photo Number 2007

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

Group DL ant

Friends gathered…not sure what year the cars are…

Group DL ant back

Bob, Don, Uncle Walter

Arthur & Betty

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Photo Number 2006

These are two snapshots of a gathering on a Minnesota Lake.  These snapshots were purchased at an antique shop in Detroit Lake Minnesota.
Family Reunion Dl ant
Family Reunion Dl ant back
Family reunion at the lake in Minn.
Family Reunion two Dl ant
Family Reunion two Dl ant back

Harry, Ben, Fred Bleese, Uncle Rudolph Mittelstadt, Clarence, Bill, Rueben  Krueger’s
Looks like quite a gathering.  Just a thought… I wonder if the Oxen Yoke and Oxen were used to bring in those logs for the cabin. 
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These photos went Full Circle 130 on October 13, 2015