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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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Full Circle 159

This Full Circle began with a phone call.  Yes, a phone call.  It was Bruce and he said “Connie is it you that has the Forgotten Old Photos Blog?”  I said “yes”…it seems I featured a photo of his Grandfather and his Dad.  He stumbled onto the photo from a Google search.

group photo DL ant Number 2000 (2)

Photo Number 2000

Bruce’s Dad is one of the little boys in the front row.

It seems this family photo was sold by an Aunt to an antique buyer…and I bought it from the antique store.

Bruce lives about 10 miles from me, he is a very accomplished fiber artist.  In fact he was the one who got my spinning wheel spinning.  I knew his Mother quite well.

I was very happy to return this photo to him.  Bruce was thrilled that this photo was saved!  He gave me 5 pounds of Wild Rice in exchange for the photo!

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Photo Number 2686

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

Kathaleen Quiletz 1920  FF ant

Kathaleen Quiletz 1920  FF ant back

J A Johnson was the photographer in Breckenridge Minn

June 1920  Kathaleen Quilitz

I think her name might be Kathleen

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Photo Number 2685

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Fergus Falls Minnesota.
August Ziemann FF ant
Wm Nerold was the photographer at Cor Main and Second St Mankato Minn
The Minnesota Historical Society says that he was at 101 North Second in 1895…it may be the same address…or it may be an earlier or later location.
August Ziemann FF ant back
August Ziemann
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A possibility from MJM:
Since there are several men by that name it is hard to pin down the right one. None showed up on census records in counties around Mankato. But I did find an August F. Ziemann marriage record that occurred in Blue Earth County in 1904. The bride was Anna V. Butzer. On the marriage record he listed his place of residence as Chippewa County, while hers was Blue Earth County. That couple is found in 1910 living in Chippewa County, and 1920, 1930, 1940 in Amity, Bottineau County, ND. There were two children Elenora and Walter. Maybe the August in the photo?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Photo Number 2684

This is a photo from the antique shop in Fergus Falls Minnesota.
Agusta Drewlow FF ant
E A Gleason was the photographer in Lake Crystal Minn.  His business was located in the Friend Building in Lake Crystal from 1892 to 1897.
Agusta Drewlow FF ant back
Agusta Drewlow
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A possibility:
Augusta W Drewlow Stach Born 1889 and died 1920. Parents Ferdinand 1846-1902 and Augusta 1851-1927. 
She married Gustave Ferdinand Stach 1887-1963 They had at least five children; Emil, Minnie, Elsie, George and Harold. 
Augusta had many siblings 12 possibly. One by the name of August Wilhelm Henrich Drewlow was born 1893 and died 1899 and is buried at Lake Crystal Cemetery Blue Earth County Minnesota. 
Augusta and many of her relatives are buried at Mitchell Cemetery Wilkin County Minnesota.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Photo Number 2683

This is a photo from the antique shop in Fergus Falls Minnesota. The photo is very glossy so it was difficult to scan….it almost looks like a painting.
Luella Drevlow Fergus Falls ant
Luella Drewlow
Luella Drevlow Fergus Falls ant back
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Update from Iggy:
In 1940 Luella is found in the census working as a maid in Breckenridge MN. She was born about 1911 and her maiden name was most likely Arntson.
Apparently she married George Drewlow. They had many children; Patricia, John, Annetta, Kayleen, Dennis, Meryl, Grace, Donna,Loretta, LaVern, Janice, James, Kenneth and Marlin.
Luella was still alive in 2013 when her daughter Patricia died.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Photo Number 2682

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

Edvart Peterson DL ant

A cute little boy in a hat.

Edvart Peterson DL ant back

Edvart Anton Karl Petersen age 20 months

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Photo Number 2681

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

Utility Room Pequot Lakes ant

A utility area possibly in a basement. A large sink, a mirror, a calendar, a wringer washer, a laundry galvanized tub,  a hot water heater, a cloths pin bag,  a stool, a chair and possibly even a bed.

This photo was developed in Jan 1958.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Photo Number 2680

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

Barn building Pequot Lakes ant

A barn under construction.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Photo Number 2679

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

Baby getting a bath Moorhead ant

A baby getting a bath.  I used to give my brother a bath in one of those enamel pans.  He was born in 1960.  I think this photo is a little older than that.  I will guess it is from the 1950’s maybe even the late 1940’s.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Photo Number 2678

This is a snapshot from one of the antique shops near Dorset Minnesota.

People in a pit Auntie Flos ant

I purchased this photo because I wondered why they would have their photo taken in a pit.  They must have owned it.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Photo Number 2677

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

kids on a suspension bridge Tin Ceiling

Two children on a suspension bridge someplace.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Photo Number 2676

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

Men in swimsuits Brainerd ant 

Three men in swimsuits.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Photo Number 2675

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

Child on a wolf hide DL ant

The photographer is Davis from Seattle Wash

I called this one Child on a Wolf Hide, sadly it is not marked.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Photo Number 2674

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

Clermont Fla Crosby ant

This is a home in Clermont Florida in December of 1942

Clermont Fla Crosby ant back

This is the hovel we inhabit.  Have killed four scorpions on the front steps. Am told they are common.  Best regards to all of you at Windom.  Miss you a lot.  However the shelf looks good, no splinters have shown up as yet. J.P.

JF Lichterberger  Windom School Blaisdell Ave + W 58 Minneapolis Minnesota

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Photo Number 2673

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

Cabinet Card unknown Couple Brainerd

T M Swem was the photographer in St Paul Minnesota.  According to The Minnesota Historical Society he was at the 419 Wabasha St in St Paul during 1888-1893.  The ladies gown looks like it could have had a bustle.

Cabinet Card unknown Couple Brainerd back

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Photo Number 2672

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

Three gals with hats Dl ant

Three gals in hats.  Sadly this photo is not marked.  However it is framed beautifully!

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Photo Number 2671

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

House and two men Dl ant

Two men and maybe a dog sitting on the front porch. 

I guess even early day photographers had troubles getting straight photographs.

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