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.

Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)


  1. That's a fancy bit of photo mounting. Obviously not something one does when they have 450 photos of their trip to Mount Rushmore. :)

    Did the protection work though? the photo seems damaged.

  2. I think what you are seeing is the reflection of the silver (nitrate?) that was used in photo processing. This is a gorgeous folder, the embossing is really lovely.


  3. Yes, the reflection of the silver nitrate is distracting..the photo is in perfect shape for how old it is:)

  4. for some reason, I feel like a peeping tom. First time I've felt like that looking at old photos.

    Did I lose my protective covering. (:

  5. Pamela, Squash that feeling! These are all forgotten will they get back home ?? All these people have relatives! :)

  6. It is hard to identify the age of some of these photos as they are all serious when they are posing. That dress looks a lot like all the other dresses we see in these oldies but goodies.


Hi, Thanks for the comments, your input on these old photos is appreciated! English only please! All comments will be moderated! Connie