Sunday, October 31, 2010

Photo Number 358


This little guy is snuggled into some very colorful blankets. Who knows how old the photo is..the clues are few.

Happy Halloween!!  I have my witches hat and my bowl full of candy..we usually only get about 8 trick or treaters..we live in the sticks!  Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Photo Number 357

scan0048 copyI wonder if this gal was headed to a prom or just a formal dance? At first glance she appears to have earrings that were gaudy..then I realized that she has a stand up collar very similar to Snow Whites.  I am not sure what you call a collar that stands up like that behind your head? I have decided that this gal has not worn heels very much either as she seems to be hanging onto the pillar for some support.  I will guess that this is a photo from the 1950’s.

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Update: Cheri thinks that this is from the late 1930's very well could be.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Photo Number 356

Possible Osage school

This is an old school photo.  I got this one at an Antique Shop in Park Rapids, Minnesota.  At first glace I thought it might be the old Osage School..I have some photos of that school in the 1920’s..but the windows are different.  It looks like one teacher for twenty children of all ages. The little guy on the end had a hard time standing still for the exposure time that was needed to take the photo.

F.E. Burdick took this photo..he was from Park Rapids, Minnesota and this was Photo Number 74.  I wonder how many school photos he took that year?  I will guess that this photo is from 1920 to 1925 and it was taken somewhere very near Park Rapids.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Photo Number 355

woman with bun Lake Park Antiques

I wanted to show you what a fancy photo folder was like in about 1910 to 1920.  The thin paper to the left protected the photo. ( I am not sure but perhaps this paper was called onion paper.)   This lady appears to have on a very beautiful blouse with a white collar and she has a bow in her hair. I got this photo from an Antique Shop near Lake Park, Minnesota.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Photo Number 354

Postcard from Ole Rand

This is a Real Photo Postcard. I need input on this one..sisters with their sons?  Older sisters with their younger brothers? Mother with her three children?

postcard from Ole Rand two

From Ole Rund  To Miss Edna Gearnum or Tearnum  Walker Minnesota.  This photo was taken sometime from  1904 to 1918. I got this Real Photo Post Card at an Antique Shop in Dorset, Minnesota.

I had some time to look up Ole Rund..I found one that was the right age living in Bemidji, Minnesota, Beltrami County. He was 21 in the 1910 Census, he was a day laborer and was a lodger at a Bemidji address. He was from Norway and came over here in 1906.  Both his parents were born in Norway. This Ole Rund would have been born about 1889.  Then I lose the trail until an Ole Rund age 32 a farmer shows up married to a Hilda in Montana in the 1920 Census, I have no idea if this Ole is the same Ole or not.   I even looked for an Ole Rand..and found nothing that fits.

I have not had time to search for Miss Edna.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Photo Number 353

Kids RPP Azo  Triangles up

This is a Real Photo Postcard.  It is a Azo card and it is from 1904 to 1918.  I was struck with how little the smallest child is..she looks like a real doll.

There are no markings on this postcard. Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Photo Number 352

sitting on logs PR

Two ladies..perhaps a mother,  daughter and grandchild sharing a moment. They are sitting on logs.  The wagon in the background has two small children.  There is a sign on the tree but I cannot read it.  This photo is probably from around 1910 from the length of the dresses that the ladies were wearing.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Photo Number 351

Car and people 1926-27 Buick
This is a photo from an Antique Shop.  My Dad thinks that this is a 1926 or 1927 ( updated to 1925) Buick.  So this photo was probably taken sometime in the late 1920’s.  The ladies look warm in their fur trimmed coats.  Wouldn’t you love to go for a Sunday drive in this car?  I know I would!

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Update from Anonymous:
Beautiful picture! I believe the car is a 7 passenger Buick Touring, because of the nickel plated headlight and parking light housings. The five passenger touring would have painted housings. The split windshield would date it to a 1925 or 1926, but probably a 1925 because of the the plated strip between the back of the hood and the front edge of the cowl. 1927 Buicks had one piece windshields with no horizontal split.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Photo Number 350

fall Photo two kids

Two kids outside on a fall day.  I love the little girls pants..they would fit her a long time because the legs were rolled up.  I think this photo is from the 1940’s.

Yesterday this blog was a year old, I cannot believe it.  I am still not through those two boxes of old photos that I originally purchased,  perhaps because I keep adding to them!  We have had eleven Full Circles in the past year and have returned over twenty photos to family members.  I would like to thank all of you..especially Abra and Iggy for their research and Norkio for her wonderful ability to describe some of the clothing.  I always appreciate your comments!

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Photo Number 349

1933 or 1934 Ford

This photo was probably taken in the mid 1930’s.  My Dad thinks that the car in the background is a 1933 or 1934 Ford. At any rate it is a cute child!  From the sign in the background, I think this photo was taken in a church yard.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Photo Number 348


I have a few photos that would be considered Fall Photos and this is one of them.  Do you suppose that the year was 1941?  What do you suppose they did with this sweater in 1942?  I think the family resemblance is quite clear that this is a father and a son. Was the lad on a football team?

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Photo Number 347

Fred Hickle GR
Meet Fred Hickle, he is the last in this series of old photos from an Antique Shop in Grand Rapids Minnesota, and with this photo we come to the end of the Mystery of Aunt Fan. We know a little more about her and her family.   There were several other CdV’s that were marked just like these at the Antique Shop.   I have asked someone to purchase them for me, I have not heard if they were successful or not.
Fred Hickle two GRThis is the back of Fred’s CdV.  I did find out that the Sun-Beam Gallery was in operation using this logo from 1866-1880 so we can date this photo sometime during that time.
I will mail these CdV’s off to Ruth in Texas.  She seems to be the only relative that we are going to find.  When I have heard back from her I will do a Full Circle Post.
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Update: Iggy found this info about Fred..thanks Iggy! 
John Alfred Hickle was born in Mclean county, Illinois on March 2, 1846 to John and Hester (Van Grundy) Hickle. The family moved to Bulter county, Iowa when "Fred" was 7y. Fred served as a member of Company G, Eigth Iowa Cavalry (1863-1865). He married Miss Annie McClintock of Dubuque, Iowa on May 15, 1870. Annie's parents were J.H. from PA and Ruth (Winchell from NY) McClintock. They had two children, Alvin D. and Florence Mabel. Florence married George Woolridge or Tripp county, South Dakota. Alfred was a staunch Republican and member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

John Beaumont Barnes (Sr.) was a member of First Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, with which he served during the Civil War (1863-1865).

Update : December 12, 2010 
This photo is now part of Full Circle Number 15 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Photo Number 346

Eddy Ryther GR
This is Eddy Ryther, he is part of the Aunt Fan Collection. A suitor, a friend..we may never know.  This is a CdV and it probably is from around 1875 or thereabouts.
Eddy Ryther two GR Eddy must have lived in Franklinville, NY.  The Bennetts were from New York too. Maybe they knew each other..maybe not. 
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Update : Iggy found in the 1880 census that Eddie Ryder was born in we will change the date of this photo to 1886. 

Norkio also pointed out that it is very interesting that Fan and Ida are related to Ben Franklin and this photo was taken in Franklinville, a town named after Ben Franklin.  Thanks for the input!! :)

Update: December 12, 2010 
This photo is part of  Full Circle Number 15  

Monday, October 18, 2010

Photo Number 345

Bennet girl GR
This is E Ulena or Eulena Bennett she is the daughter of Mary and Wallace Bennett.  She was born in October of 1879. I think she is probably about seven in this we can date this photograph about 1886.  Note how the couch is child size.  Eulena had a brother William H. he was born in 1877.
Bennet Girl two GR
This is the back of her photo.

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Update December 12, 2010 
This photo is part of Full Circle Number 15 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Photo Number 344

Wall Bennett GR
This is Wall Bennett or Wallace W. he was born in New York in 1838.  He was 17 years older than his wife Mary.  He is listed as being a Janitor.   Wall and Mary had two children, we will meet one of them tomorrow.
This CdV is much older than most of the ones in this collection..the corners have been cut. Do you think he was between 30 and 40 in this photo?  Then we can date it 1868-1878. 
Wall Bennett GR two Son of Great Uncle Charlie Bennett.  The photographer was Willard Carriel, Cuba, NY.

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Update December 12, 2010 
This photo is now  part of Full Circle 15 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Photo Number 343

Mrs Wall Bennett
This is Mrs. Wall Bennett.  Her name is Mary A. and she was born in 1855 in Canada, England. In the 1900 Census she is living in Cuba Village, Allegany, New York. 
She is married and we will meet her husband Wall tomorrow.  I am not sure how she is related to or how she knows Aunt Fan or the Hannants, or if she ever did.  That may remain a mystery.
This is a CdV with gold around the edges and with slightly rounded corners..probably from around 1885..she would have been thirty years old then. I wondered what the story was behind the two matching bracelets, one on each arm and I marvel at how a half smile is managed wearing those corsets..
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Update: Today I heard from Ruth a great granddaughter of Edna Mae ( Edna Mae was a sister to Fan and Ida). She was aware of the Ben Franklin connection. Her mother who would be a granddaughter of Edna Maes is 89 years old..she may be able to shed some light on these photographs.  When I am done with this series of eleven photos..I will mail them to Ruth.  We had a lovely visit about her family, she also has some photos that are written on with a fountain may have been the same persons handwriting. 
 The only Minnesota connection that she could think of was Curtis Hannant ( Fan, Ida and Edna Maes older brother who lived at Thief River Falls Minnesota.  :) 

Update December 12, 2010 
This photo is part of Full Circle 15  

Friday, October 15, 2010

Photo Number 342

Alf barnes GR
IF this is Alf Barnes..or Alfred Kimball Barnes he was born to Ida and John Barnes on May 10, 1881 in Ponca, Dixon, Nebraska.  He married Minnie Frickle and had two children, John Norman and Alfred Kimball Jr.   His second wife’s name was Ella Sinclair.

If he is twenty years old in this photo ..then it was taken in 1901.  It has no photographers marks. It is a CdV with rounded corners. I have some reservations about this looks much older than looks to be very much like the photo of Aunt Fan at 17..which would place it at 1876…not 1901.  It could be that someone miss marked this could be a young Bill Lister..??  For now we will go with it being Alf Barnes..with reservations. 

There is a Vertical File Biography of some sort on file with the Colorado Historical Society..I have emailed them for the info they have on file..I have not heard back from them.
Iggy found the following info!  Thanks Iggy:)

Alfred K. Barnes began his education in the public schools of Ponca, Nebraska, but when he was seven years of age his parents removed to Norfolk, Nebraska, so that he became a pupil in the public schools of the latter place. He completed his more specifically literary course by graduation from the State University at Lincoln with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1902. He afterward pursued a two years' course in law in the State University and in 1907 was admitted to the bar, at which time he opened an office in Omaha, where he has since remained in active practice, and he is now counsel for the Peters Trust Company. He has always largely specialized in corporation law and his knowledge thereof is comprehensive and exact.
On the 1st of September, 1908, in Omaha, Mr. Barnes was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Fricke, a daughter of Herman Fricke. They now have two sons: John Herman, born February 15, 1911; and Alfred K., born July 6, 1914.
Politically Mr. Barnes has always been a stanch republican since age conferred upon him the right of franchise. Fraternally he is a chapter Mason and his religious belief is that of the Presbyterian church. He is a director of the Omaha Bar Association and his interests are of a nature that show him to be a broad-minded man of well balanced capacities and powers."

In the Mystery of Aunt Fan..Alf Barnes would be her nephew. Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

Update: December 12, 2010 
This photo is part of  Full Circle 15 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Photo Number 341

John Barnes GR
Meet John Barnes, he was married to Ida Hannant (Fans Sister).  John Beamont Barnes was born in 1846 and he died in 1921.  He and Ida had four sons, John Beamont Jr., Angusta, Guy and Alfred ( Alfred had two sons..John Norman and Alfred Jr.)
John Beamont Sr.  was a Justice in the Nebraska State Supreme Court System from 1904 to 1917.  In 1908 he was the Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court.  So he was a Lawyer, that is one wooly looking beard. 
There is no photographers mark on this CdV.  It does have rounded corners..if he was 30 years old in this photo it would be from 1876…but that is just a guess on my part.  
This family gets more interesting every day!  Tomorrow we will meet one of the Barnes children.  Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

Update: December 12, 2010
This photo is Full Circle Number 15 

Update February 15, 2011
This photo is also Full Circle 22  

Update July 05 2012  Full Circle 55

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Photo Number 340

Ida Hannant Barnes GR
Meet Fan’s sister Ida Hannant Barnes.   She was born in 1851, she died in 1942 in Lincoln, Nebraska.  She married John Beamont Barnes they had four sons;  John Beaumont Jr., Augusta, Guy and Alfred.
The other children I have found in the Hannant family..the parents were Robert W. Hannant and Hanna Clarissa Franklin ( a descendant of Ben Franklin) Ok the kids : George N, Tamar ( here is her Obituary) , Curtis, Norrison, Fannie, Adaline, Ida, Clara, Edna Mae and Mary.  The maternal grandfather of these children was very wealthy..he was a gold prospector and owned Lumber Mills in Iowa.
I left a phone message last night with Edna Mae’s Great Granddaughter Ruth who lives in Texas..we will see what happens. I do have her address too..thanks to Iggy..I can try that too.. I will print out this blog entry and mail it to her.
FanAunt Fan Lister Age 17 GR IdaIda Hannant Barnes GR
The day I purchased these photos I thought that Fan and Ida might be sisters..there is a strong resemblance. There was eight years separating these girls birth.  I think that Ida is  a stunning woman..she has a real presence and her gown and that jabot and the earrings just add to her confidence.
Ida Hannant Barnes GR two This is the back of Ida’s photo.  From Florence’s Art Gallery Pearl Street Sioux City, Iowa. I could find no info for this gallery. All photos in this Aunt Fan Mystery series are CdV’s. I think we can safely date this CdV at about 1875, she would have been 24 years old that year.
Tomorrow we will get a look at Ida’s husband.  Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

Here is the connection to Ben Franklin..from Iggy..Thanks! 
- Benjamin FRANKLIN (b. 1709 d. 1793)
son William FRANKLIN born in 1730
--- son Emil W. FRANKLIN was born in 1765
---- Son David Emil FRANKLIN (b. 1800 in NH  d. 1875 in Shellrock, IA)
    m. Clarissa CURTICE
----- daughter Hanna Clarissa FRANKLIN (b. abt 1829 in St. Johnsbury, VT (NH Per 1880 Census) d. 8 Jul 1888 in Ponca, NE)

Hanna Clarissa Franklin Hannant  was the mother of all the Hannant children. 

Update: December 12, 2010 
This photo is now Full Circle 15 

Update February 15, 2011
This photo is also Full Circle 22

Update July 05 2012  Full Circle 55

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Photo Number 339

Uncle Bill Lister GR
This is Uncle Bill Lister.  His real name was more than likely William. He was born in 1859 in Iowa.   He married Fannie Hannant in 1882. They had four children.  Jason born in 1883 and died in Clay Iowa,   Agnes "Dolly" born in 1884, Edward or "Eddie" born in 1886 and died in 1960 and Florence born in 1889 who never married and died in 1940.
Bill and Fan Lister back of their cards GR
This is the back of the CdV, it is exactly the same as Fan’s. This photo was more than likely taken some time after 1882.  The photo is glued directly to the calling card and the card has gold edges with square corners.
Tomorrow we will meet Fans sister..Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

Here is an update Thanks! to Iggy! :
William Listers parents were Joseph born in 1813 England and Mary born in 1817 in England. 
Here is a list of the children : Amelia b 1840, Barker b 1842, Morris b 1844, Joseph b 1848, Sarah b1851, Elizabeth b 1854, William b 1854 (apparently they are twins), Mary b 1856, Hannah b 1859. 

Update: December 12, 2010 
This photo is now Full Circle Number 15 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Photo Number 338

Fan Lister GR
Aunt Fan has a last name!  This is a CdV. Fan Lister will you give up any of the mystery that surrounds these old calling cards?
Bill and Fan Lister back of their cards GR This is the back of the CdV.  J.H. Hamilton of Sioux City Iowa was the photographer. He was in business in Sioux City from 1868 to shortly after 1890.  If we knew his address, we could pin point the date..but sadly we do not have that info on the back of the card.
How old do you think Fan looks in this photo? Norkio commented that she thought yesterdays photo looked 1870 ish…from the frizzy hair. Perhaps we will find her in a Lister her maiden name or her married name? 
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Update from Iggy!
Fannie Hannant  was born in August of 1859 in Iowa..

This photo would have been taken after her marriage in 1882, she was 23 years old when she got married.
Fannie married a Mr. Lister..I do know his name..we will meet him tomorrow.
Fannie apparently had four children..that was great news for me..these photos may find their way home.
 I thought that I had a photo of her I am 100 percent positive that I do..her maiden name of Hannant was the clue I needed..tune in tomorrow to more of the Mystery of Aunt Fan!   Thanks Iggy! :)

Here is the Ben Franklin Connection to this family:
- Benjamin FRANKLIN (b. 1709 d. 1793)
son William FRANKLIN born in 1730
--- son Emil W. FRANKLIN was born in 1765
---- Son David Emil FRANKLIN (b. 1800 in NH  d. 1875 in Shellrock, IA)
    m. Clarissa CURTICE
----- daughter Hanna Clarissa FRANKLIN (b. abt 1829 in St. Johnsbury, VT (NH Per 1880 Census) d. 8 Jul 1888 in Ponca, NE)
------ daughter Fannie A HANNANT (b. 1860 d. 1937)
      m. William Lister (b. 1854 in Illinois d. 1923)

Jason W(illiam)  (b. Jan 1883 d. 1909 25y)
Agnes E          (b. 9-21-1884 d. 12-24-1900 never married)
Edward M        (b. Dec 1886 ????)
Florence G      (b. Jan 1889 d. 1940 never married)

Update December 12, 2010
This photo is now Full Circle 15 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Photo Number 337

Aunt Fan Lister Age 17 GR
This is what I am going to call “The Mystery of Aunt Fan.”  I purchased eleven CdV’s or Cartes-de-viste that are all marked with names.  Most of them are marked in the same the same person..we will never know who that person is, but we may learn something about the people in these images along the way.  I have several of these mysteries to share..this one is the smallest collection of photographs. I have not had time to research these names ahead of we will see how it all unfolds.  I am thinking that this CdV is from the 1890’s.
Aunt Fan Lister Age 17 two GR This is Aunt Fan at Age 17, when I first read that..I thought she looks older than seventeen. She is beautiful.  What do you suppose the Fan was short for.. Fannie? you have any other ideas? Who was she..where did she live..will she give up any history..she captivated me..I hope she captivates you too!
Tomorrow an older Aunt Fan…and a last name! Thanks for stopping by, do come again:) 

Update From Iggy! 
Fannie Hannant  was born in August of 1859 in Iowa.  If she is truly 17 in this photo then this CdV can be dated at 1876. 

Update December 12, 2010 
This photo is now Full Circle Number 15 

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Photo Number 336

Lady and Dog PR

Now who couldn’t love this dog?  A terrier of some you think his/her name might be Spot?  The old rain barrel makes for a great place to perch for a photo, I think there is a small child who is helping the photographer out..perhaps with a treat. I think 1910 to 1920 on this one ..because of the ladies dress.

Tomorrow we will have to start a new batch of photos, this is the last of my old pet photos. Oh well, it gives me something to look for in Antique Shops. I have looked all summer to get the ones that you saw this week.

Are you up for a little eleven day mystery? Stop by tomorrow!

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Photo Number 335

Margaret and her petsThe back of this photo is marked..Margaret and her pets.  It appears to be a photo from the 1920’s. I think that the dogs might be poodles. They seem to love Margaret..

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Photo Number 334

Kids and dog

This is a couple of little kids in a snapshot that was taken sometime in the 1940’s.   The little boys fashionable aviator coat and hat complete with goggles was popular during the WW2 years (1939-1945).  We have another cute little dog..perhaps a Terrier of some sort.   I wonder what his/her name was..Fido or maybe she was a Duchess!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Photo Number 333

kids and cute dog Grand rapids

I purchased this Cabinet Card in Grand Rapids recently. These kids strike an excellent pose..especially the little boy.  Obviously the dog was a very important member of this family!  The dog I think must be a long haired dachshund..maybe with the name Queenie..or Lady..or maybe it is a Rex!  I could not pass up this cabinet card, even if it was 3 dollars..

A Larson had his business at 313 Washington Ave S Minneapolis from 1882 to 1905.  This type of cabinet card with the notched edges was a popular card style from 1894 to 1900.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Photo Number 332

Dog like Chance

Someone put this Border Collie on a chair..I have been known to have Chance pose in a chair sometimes too..

Dog like Chance Two Here the same dog or one that looks very much like the same dog .. up on a fence balancing for a photo! Both of these photos and yesterdays photo were bought at the same place..a garage sale…however all of these photos had been in a photo album at one time.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Photo Number 331

31 or 32 Pontiac

Well, lets try a pet week!  Photos of people and their pets are hard to come by..but I do have a few. This is a 1931 or 1932 Pontiac (according to my Dad).  I recognize a Border Collie and possible a Collie..both who seem to be much loved by their masters.  We will date this photo 1932 or 1933 because that car still looks pretty new! I would love to take it for a little ride in the country! I have a few more photos of this same Border Collie..he or she looks a little like our Border Collie Chance.

Thanks for stopping by, do come again.  I usually write this blog late at night and have it auto post in the early morning, hopefully that will continue this week..  Our oldest daughter Trica is in the hospital, I am not sure what each day will bring..if you are so inclined please say a little prayer for her..and Thanks in advance:)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Photo Number 330

Well, lets take a break from those kids in the about a gal on a porch?
FRom Barbara Dreis PRI sorted a batch of photos the other day. I put this one in the dog file..because there is a dog lying there next to the porch.  This little gal looks to be going to or coming from her first communion.
From Barb Dreis two PR
To Katherine from Barbara Dreis.  I found this in the same Antique shop as Anna Dreis..Photo Number 260 and 261. I have decided that Iggy and I are searching for a needle in a haystack searching for Anna..Now I am thinking that Anna was a middle name..and not a proper first name..sometimes that happened.  Will we be able to find a Barbara, or will we have two needles lost in the haystack?
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This photo went Full Circle 51 on April 09, 2012 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Photo Number 329

Child in chairRP Azo Triangle up copy

This is a Real Photo Postcard.  It is from 1904 to 1918.  This little girl was all dressed up and her hair fixed in bows. Her dress was complete with a beaded necklace and she sat on a chair amongst the tall weeds.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Photo Number 328

Linus Carroll Haynes
This is a Real Photo Postcard.  Linus Carroll Haynes was sitting in a chair for this photograph sometime in 1916.
Linus Carroll Haynes Two Browerville  11-9-16
Dear Folks all-Here is a photo of our baby we call him Linus Carroll he was nine mos when this was taken + weighs 21 Ils. he stands alone and says Papa and Mama.  How are you all I would love to stop in on you some day we have a car so may come up next summer we were at Staples for a few days Mama and Franie went with us.  I can’t imagine Blanche married don’t suppose I would know Gladys + Everett We are having some grand weather hope it will continue for a while Love to all Isabelle Haynes

Browerville is a little town in central Minnesota.  Staples which she mentions in the postcard is about 60 miles from where I live. 

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Update from Iggy: 
according to SSN death records, a Linus C. born in MN in 1916, died at the age of 81 (Mar. 31, 1997) in Salem, Oregon