Thursday, February 4, 2016

Photo Number 2146

This is a photo from the Tin Ceiling a small shop in Park Rapids Minnesota.
Esther and Geo Burke Tin Ceiling PR
Esther & Geo Burke
Esther and Geo Burke Tin Ceiling PR
Esther and Geo Burke Tin Ceiling PR
William L Smith was the photographer.
I think this is a photo from the 1920s. It looks like Esther has a short haircut with some curls on both sides of her forehead.  In the early 1920’s it was quite scandalous to cut your long  hair short, the new look was a bob that was either straight or curly.

Thanks for stopping by.
Update from MJM:
It looks like a W.L. Smith was a photographer in Duluth. On the 1940 census I found an Esther Burke (wife) age 41, George M Burke (head)age 65 and Kenneth MacDonald (father-in-law) age 68, living in Duluth.

5 comments:

  1. I wasn't able to find a husband and wife combo with these names. Any thoughts on her being his daughter?

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    1. At first glance, Iggy, that's what I had wondered, too. She looked young enough to be his daughter. But seeing what MJM found, if this is the right couple, she did turn out to be over 20 years younger.

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  2. It looks like a W.L. Smith was a photographer in Duluth. On the 1940 census I found an Esther Burke (wife) age 41, George M Burke (head)age 65 and Kenneth MacDonald (father-in-law) age 68, living in Duluth.

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  3. Very interesting! Love the information about hair.
    xo
    Lynn

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