Saturday, September 23, 2017

Photo Number 2722

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

Ella to Elza Lake Geo ant

Ella to Elza Lake Geo ant back

A postcard from Ella to Miss Elza Ney  Henderson Minnesota. 

This Real Photo Postcard was mailed from Arlington Minnesota on Jan 18 1909.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Photo Number 2721

This is a Postcard from the antique shop in Lake George Minnesota.

Dolle 1907 postcard Lake George ant

Dolle 1907 postcard Lake George ant back

Dear Elza Got your letter + postal both.How do I look?  Mama is in St Josephs Hospital but feels quite well at present.  Ans soon if you got picture. As Ever Dolle 783 E Sixth St

It is addressed to Miss Elza Ney in Henderson Minnesota .

It is postmarked 1907 May 24 6:30 PM at St Paul Minn Bradley Street Sta

The postcard itself is the US Post Office in St Paul, Minnesota that was built in 1906. The small photo of Dolle is glued to the front of the postcard.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Photo Number 2720

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

White Brn with brick bottom Verndale ant

A very crooked photo of a barn with a brick foundation and glass brick windows.  Someone is standing by the door.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Photo Number 2719

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

old house Verndale ant

I think that this house is getting a basement put underneath it.  My old home place looked similar when it got a full basement.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Photo Number 2718

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

Unknown couple Alex ant

Sadly this photo remains unknown.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Photo Number 2717

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

Cab Card gal with long hair Verndale ant

C H Hill was the photographer in Decorah Iowa.

This pretty young lady with the long hair remains an unknown.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Photo Number 2716

This is a CdV from one of the antique shops in Dorset Minnesota.

Unknown girl CDV Dorset 3rd shop

Unknown girl CDV Dorset 3rd shop back

The photographer was John Phillips in Lake City Minnesota.  He was in business there in 1878 and 1879.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Photo Number 2715

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

CDV two women GF ant

This CdV has pink cardstock with a red border and it is most likely from the 1870’s.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Photo Number 2714

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

CDV Mother and child GF ant

The card stock used to back the photo is pink.  It is most likely from the 1870’s.  I thought it was a sweet photo with the little girl on table.  I wish there was a name on this one as someone would treasure it.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Photo Number 2713

This is a CdV from the antique shop in Verndale Minnesota.
CDV Foreign Verndale ant
The photographer is Robert Steidl
CDV Foreign Verndale ant back
Perhaps he was from Austria…or Germany?
This is a very old CdV it is probably from the 1860’s.
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Update from Lars1:
Robert Steidl was a photograhper in Bruck an der Leitha (Bruck a d L) (bridge over Leitha), in eastern Austria (between Vienna and Bratislava). The street Altstadt (old town) is still there.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Photo Number 2712

This is a photo from the third Antique Shop in Dorset Minnesota.

nknown man dorset 3rd shop

This photo almost looks more like a drawing than a photo.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Photo Number 2711

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

Thre men from Warren MN Brainerd ant

Woods Studio in Warren Minnesota was the photographer.  Warren is located in the North Western part of Minnesota.  No information could be found about Woods Studio.  Perhaps he was there only a short time.

The three young men remain unknowns.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Photo Number 2710

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

Zarl Hanson cousin GF ant

Zarl Hanson cousin…or is it Carl or Earl Hanson that is perched on that pillow ?

The photographer is Evans at Devils Lake (North Dakota) sometimes cities are known just by their name and not their name and State.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Photo Number 2709

This is a photo from a garage sale in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Lady w coat PR garage sale

Dressed up and going someplace.  It looks like she hold gloves in her hand and maybe a purse?

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Photo Number 2708

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

Relaxing man Brainerd ant

Perhaps he is relaxing for the whole weekend!

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Photo Number 2707

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

Louise Brainerd ant

Louise Brainerd ant back

Louise L

Louise Sabine Liedtke

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Photo Number 2706

This is a snapshot from a rummage sale near Park Rapids Minnesota.

Family PR Garage sale

A family of three.  The woman is all decked out in a hat and gloves. Looks like a photo from the 1940’s.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Photo Number 2705

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

Barn and Border colie Verndale ant

A barn, a Border Collie and a shadow.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Photo Number 2704

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

Babe verndale ant

Minnesota is usually known for Babe the Blue Ox and Paul Bunyan.

I think this maybe Babe at Klamath California sometime after 1950 at a place called The Trees of Mystery.

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Photo Number 2703

This is a snapshot that was purchased at a garage sale in Park Rapids Minnesota.

1920 Twin Lakes PR garage sale

Someone is getting all tied up.  Looks like they were having a picnic and then a little fun…perhaps someone decided to eat and run.

1920 Twin Lakes PR garage sale back

1920 Twin Lakes

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Photo Number 2702

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

3 little girls Verndale ant

Three little girls.  At first I thought the littlest one was on a tricycle but it has no wheels.

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Photo Number 2701

This is a photo from the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota. The photo is larger than a Cabinet Card.  It is 5 X 7.

early photoshop Brainerd ant

A very early photoshop type photo, this photo was probably singled out from a group photo.

The photographer is G T Hamery Crookston Minnesota.  The Minnesota Historical Society has no listing for this photographer.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Photo Number 2700

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Alexandria Minnesota.Top Hat Alex ant

A man with a beaver hat and pants with stripes. He has an overcoat and gloves over his arm…he is ready to go someplace.

The photographer is EM Carver of Tracy Minn. The Minnesota Historical Society says he was in business in Tracy Minnesota in 1886 and 1887.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Photo Number 2699

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

Kate Katts Alex ant

More than likely a First Communion photo.  J A Johnson was the photographer in Sauk Centre and Long Prairie Minn.  The Minnesota Historical Society says he was in business in Sauk Centre in 1902 and 1904 and there is no mention of Long Prairie…perhaps that was in 1903…but that is just a guess on my part.

Kate Katts Alex ant back

Kate Katts

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Photo Number 2698

This is a photo from the antique shop in Grand Forks North Dakota.
Agnes Rose Childs GF ant
A small child with a bow in her hair.
Agnes Rose Childs GF ant back
Agnes Rose Childs
in her play clothes taken by a passing photographer Oct 6 04 or 09?
Aged 3 years 2 months 23 days
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From Iggy: A possibility
Agnes Rose Childs
Birth 13 JUL 1903 • Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio, USA
Death 16 OCT 1997 • Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Photo Number 2697

This is a photo from the antique store in Brainerd Minnesota.

young fellow Brainerd ant

No name just a boy all dressed in white sitting on a rock ledge in front of some flowers.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Photo Number 2696

Here are two photos in the same kind of folder from the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota. The photos are both 8 x 10’s.

Young man Brainerd ant

A young man in a bow tie.

Unknown girl Brainerd ant

A young gal in a light colored dress…it might be white. Possibly these two are related…brother and sister perhaps.  Neither photo is marked.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Photo Number 2695

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

Whit drees gal Brainerd ant

A young lady in a beautiful white gown.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Photo Number 2694

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

Gal on the wall one Brainerd ant

I call this one girl on the wall.

Gal on the wall two Brainerd ant

See her photo off to the right?  I will guess that those are her parents in photos and herself as a small child right behind her and someones family farm. This 8 x 10 is slightly colored.

The only other clue we have is:

Girl on the wall one back Brainerd ant

Veitvedt Foto       Possibly a photography studio in Norway, the first photo is in a folder marked Veitvedt Foto.  The second photo is not in a folder.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Photo Number 2693

This is a 8 X 10 photo from the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota.

Boy on scooter Brainerd ant

This slightly damaged photo was easy for me to rescue, too bad this little boy on a scooter remains unknown.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Photo Number 2692

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

Charles and Louis Alex ant

A Zahl was the photographer in Browns Valley Minn

The Minnesota Historical Society says “ Had a photograph gallery in Browns Valley in 1888; Left Browns Valley; Purchased his former photograph gallery from a photographer in Good Will South Dakota and returned to Brown's Valley with it in 1891 to re-establish himself; Buys out J. A. Bellinger in 1891.”

Charles and Louis Alex ant back

Charles Sheifley    Louis Nelson

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Photo Number 2691

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

Cabinet Card Ottertail MN 1

Lang was the photographer in Tower Minn

Tower Minnesota is in Northern Minnesota.  It was established in 1889, the Minnesota Historical Society said that Charles Lang was in business in Tower in the 1880’s and 1890’s.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Photo Number 2690

This is Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Ottertail Minnesota.

Cab card Ottertail 2

The photo was taken by a Traveling Artist by the name of C W Widger

Sadly the photo is not marked.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Photo Number 2689

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Ottertail Minnesota.
Cab Card Ottertail 3 Dr Frank Lee
J H Woods was the photographer in Beatrice Nebraska
Cab Card Ottertail 3 Dr Frank Lee
I did not notice the name on this photo until I scanned it.
I believe it says Dr Frank Lee Beatrice Neb
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Update from MJM:
An article in the Omaha Bee, dated 25 Mar 1903: Beatrice, Neb., March 24 -(Special.)- Word was received here yesterday announcing the death of Dr. Frank Lee of this city, which occurred at Las Cruces, N.M., of tuberculosis. Deceased went there about one year ago in search of better health, but the trip proved unavailing. Dr Lee was a graduate of the Kansas City Medical college and had won quite a reputation in this section as a pianist and composer. He was 26 years of age. The remains will be brought to this place for interment.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Photo Number 2688

This is a photo from the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota.  This is an 8 X 10 photo.

A Man relaxing Brainerd ant

A gentleman relaxing in his home most likely some time in the 1940’s.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Full Circle 160

This Full Circle began with a comment left on the blog.

W.M.Doty Michigan Number 1507 (2)

Photo Number 1507 that appeared on this blog on March 18, 2014 (some things take time.)

Millie Wrote:

William Martin Doty has an orphaned photo on your site, number 1507. He is my father's maternal grandfather. He was a good-looking guy for his time. I think that my dad had his nose. . I have my dad's nose. Lol

Interesting that you live in rural MN. I was born and raised in St Paul, MN. Most of my seven siblings still live there. Me in Wisconsin, a brother in MD, and one in CA, are the only ones that are not still in MN. My dad grew up in Battle Creek, MI, and my best friend in college was from there too, coincidentally.
My mom was born and raised in St Paul, herself. Do you happen to have any idea where this photo was found? A flea market or garage sale? The Dotys were really (in that branch) concentrated in Indiana and that family only, in So-Central Michigan. My grandpa, Lila Doty's husband George Griffin, was "adopted" (taken from his mother and given to a farm family) in 1885. We just in the last six months finally got DNA confirmation of his birth father, a Westmoreland. It was a newly discovered, third cousin from the Westmorelands, that shared the link to the picture. Thanks so much for listing it!
Millie

Hi Millie, I will find the photo and get it off in the mail in the next few days.

It was purchased at an antique shop in California.   A fellow named Craig got tired of searching for relatives so he mailed a bunch of photos to me.

Thank you for sharing a bit of the family history.  I will include that info in the Full Circle post I write after you have received the photo.  Please let me know when it has arrived!  Connie

I finally got the photo in the mail, I had company and was really busy.

( I commented that I thought William Doty was very handsome! )

Millie wrote:

Willie Martin Doty is pictures in the photo you just sent me, and I really appreciate it! He was my father's mother's father. He was indeed a good looking guy. His distinctive looking "Roman nose", as my mom always called that aristocratic English nose of his, with the bump maybe halfway down the bridge, has been passed on to many of us. I am the seventh of eight kids. Not one of us looks "just like" the other, but five of us have that distinctive nose. LOL.
I also plan to scan it and make copies for one cousin, and for a cousin's "grand-daughter-in-law". I love that you have located descendants for so many people pictured in these old, orphaned photographs! Another interesting fact about William Martin Doty pictured here in about 1885, is that his son Verner Doty (my dad's great-uncle) ended up becoming a professional photographer of some accomplishment, in the 1920s and 30s in Battle Creek, Michigan, where this photo was taken. It makes me wonder if he had this very copy in his possession at some point!
Millie

(Daughter of Russell Griffin, who was son of Lila Doty and George Griffin, with Lila Doty being the daughter of "Willie" Doty)

I also emailed a copy of this photo to another relative.

 Connie,

I truly appreciate you posting the picture of my Grandfather-in-law's Grandfather's ( William Doty) picture! I tried posting on the picture blog but it won't let me post. My Grandfather-in-law comes from Lewis's line. I'd like a copy of the picture! Please let me Know how much.

Thank you,

Kayla

I emailed her a copy and asked if Millie was a cousin?

Connie,

I appreciate the copies! Yes, Millie is a cousin.

Thank you,

Kayla

So this was  kind of a double Full Circle!

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Photo Number 2687

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Fergus Falls Minnesota.

Lady in plaid dress FF ant

The photographer is Rice in New Hampton, Iowa

I purchased this cabinet card because the woman is wearing a plaid gown. You don’t see plaid very often, the fabric was expensive.

This type of cabinet card with the flowers and the banner are seen once in awhile.  I have always wondered if these were photos taken previously, the person died and then they had more photos made in this type of presentation to send to relatives who lived farther away..

The photo is not marked.

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