Saturday, December 31, 2011

Photo Number 753

This is the last photo of the year.  It is also the last one in the kids and wheels category.

learning Wheels

A cowboy riding a bike with training wheels.  He seems to be happy!

Happy New Years Eve everyone!  We will spend the evening at home, enjoying the quiet and each others comfortable company:)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Photo Number 752

This is a snapshot.

Trike Rider

A little boy wearing a baseball cap and riding a trike.  Sadly he is not identified.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Photo Number 751

This is a snapshot from an antique shop..I am not sure which one.

WM M Ryan 1919

Wm Ryan

Wm. M. Ryan   Sept 4 1919

1 year old in June 1919.

So we have a name and a birth month and year!  We have a fifteen month old in a pedal car in a 92 year old snapshot..ready to go home if a relative is found.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Photo Number 750

This is a photo from the antique shop in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Old pedal car PR

Perhaps  an expert in toy pedal cars will know what year this one is..I will guess that the photo is from the late 1920’s.  ( Fur Trimmed ladies coat with a hemline between the knees and the ankle and a cloche hat.)

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Photo Number 749

This week we will look at some kids and wheels.  This is a snapshot from an unknown antique shop. 

New Trike

This may be a Christmas Photo..a cowgirl on a trike! “Look no hands!”

I am so glad that Christmas and all the hoopla is over.  I am getting too old to host this holiday.

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Photo Number 748

I have one more Christmas Greeting to share with you.  This is from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.  This has a 1950’s look to it.

Christmas card DL

Merry Christmas      Bill, Jean and boys

Christmas Card back

Dear Hazelle ( Hazeble??) and Family,

I don’t know if I wrote you since we moved in Sept. but anyhow we did into a place by ourselves now.  You don’t see much of the house here but the rest is for u to see when u come down.  How are you anyhow?  It seems there is quite a spell between our correspondense isn’t there?  Guess we are both really bussy house wives huh?  Haven’t we had the most lovely fall it has shortened the winter and of course we don’t mind.   In case you don’t know our family increased to 22 now! and that I have for Xmas day dinner but I just can’t make myself believe we’re so near Xmas because of the weather we’ve had.  Oh this snowfall did come in handy for this picture the only one we have had this year.  Do let us hear from you early next year huh? Happy New Year Bye Bye Jean

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Photo Number 747

This is a Christmas Greeting that I purchased in the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Boy and Dog at Christmas DL

Holiday Greetings from Stan, Lillian and Jimmy

I wonder what the dogs name was?  Jimmy looks very happy to have a new puppy!  It looks like it might have been a Border Collie puppy too!

Merry Christmas everyone! :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Photo Number 746

Finally some Christmas photos! This snapshot is from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Christmas 1949 DL Antiques

This one is marked on the back Christmas 1949.  They must have gotten a new grandchild..the baby looks to be about a month old.

I think the gentleman must have been some kind of a clerk or perhaps a bank teller..he has one of those elastic bands just above his elbow.  The wall paper is as wild as the woman’s dress.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Photo Number 745

This is from my very first box of forgotten old photographs.

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A beautiful child all dressed up for cold weather.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Photo Number 744

Ah we are getting closer to Christmas..and these snowy old photos are working their magic.

Wm and driving horse

This horse might have pulled a sleigh in the winter.  It is marked on the back.   Wm. and his driving horse.

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Over the river and through the woods
To Grandmother's house we go.
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
Through white and drifted snow.

Over the river and through the woods,
Oh, how the wind does blow.
It stings the toes and bites the nose
As over the ground we go.

Over the river and through the woods
To have a full day of play.
Oh, hear the bells ringing ting-a-ling-ling,
For it is Christmas Day.

Over the river and through the woods,
Trot fast my dapple gray

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Photo Number 743

Another snowy photo!

Women in snow

These gals look to be from the 1950’s.  My Mom always wore a scarf like these ladies..and snow boots or rubbers as they were called with fur trim around the top.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Photo Number 742

Another snowy photo!  We have very little snow here in will be a brown Christmas..I hope we get some frost!

Winter Photo Man near snowbank

I bet he didn’t shovel that sidewalk.  It looks like he is ready to go plug his car in or put up some Christmas lights outdoors.  ( Cars up here in the North..have engine heaters in them..and you can plug your car in during extremely cold weather to help it start.)

This photo seems to have been taken in a very small town. Three buildings off to the left and what looks like a Grain Elevator off to the right. I think this photo was taken in the 1940’s or the 1950’s.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Photo Number 741

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

Snowy people DL Antiques snapshot

It has a late 1910 to 1920’s feel to it.  The gals have dark stockings..and it is hard to see if they have boots on or shoes. Dark stockings were worn until after WWI in 1918. Women in the wilds of the Midwest may have worn the dark stockings longer than other women. The hemline of the coats are between the knee and the ankle which is typical of the 1920’s.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Photo Number 740

This is a snapshot from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Person in snow DL Antiques

Looks like someone out in a snow bank..I hope he/she had skis on.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Photo Number 739

I am not sure where I got this old may have been in the first box of old photos.

Model T coupe 1928 or29 Horse with stone boat going logging

My Dad says he thinks that is a 1928 or 1929 Model T Coupe in the background.   The horse is hooked up to a stone boat and they are most likely going logging.  A stone boat is like a is used to haul heavy stuff like huge stones or logs.  Some stones boats were metal with hinges and some were made of wood.  They make short work of moving heavy cumbersome objects. 

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Photo Number 738

This is a snapshot from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota. 

Snow someplace DL Antiques

It could be just about any place that gets snow..I immediately thought of Duluth Minnesota.  It is a town full of residential areas with raised lots where the houses were built and the streets and sidewalks are on a different level.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Photo Number 737

This is a snapshot from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

1940 girls DL Antiques

These gals look cold..standing outside in their heels and all.  The little stiff armed person next to them sets the mood for the chilly photo.

These gals look 1940’s to me..what do you think?

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Photo Number 736

Here is another snowy photo.  This is from the Antique Shop in Solway.

Snow drifts

I can remember snow drifts like these on the country roads in the 1950’s in Minnesota.  It was like driving through a tunnel.

snowdrifts two

These snow drifts are over a mile long and places as high as ten feet.

This photo has the same handwriting as the one on Monday so I will say that these snow banks were in between Ada and Crookston Minnesota.

Last Monday Nancy asked : I'm curious: do you have any idea how the roads were plowed and the snow piled on the side?
My uncle in South Dakota was hired by the State to plow the highway to the state line (about 10 miles). He used a team of horses.

I have also heard of teams of horses being used.  I have several photographs of my relatives and an early snowplow..the snow was so deep that a crew of guys had to help shovel in front of the snowplow.  The photographs are not very good..but here they are. My Grandfather and my Uncles are in this old photo.

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When I was little in the 1950’s we had a driveway that was very  long, my Dad would shovel the entire driveway by hand early in the morning or late at night.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Photo Number 735

This is a snapshot from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

On top of the mountain DL Antiques snapshot

On the back it says “On top of the mountain.”

The lady in the very strappy high heels appears to be holding a chunk of snow and I think the gentleman is making a snowball to throw at the photographer.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Photo Number 734

We will be looking at some snowy old photos for awhile to get us in the mood for Christmas.  I have a few old Christmas photos..but they were few and far between this past year.

Model A bus two

Model A bus

This is the bus between Ada and Crookston making two trips a day.

My Dad identified this as a Model A Bus.

I wrote about this photo before on my other blog.  A bus still travels between the two towns.

Ada and Crookston are two towns in Northern Minnesota..not too far from where I live.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Photo Number 733

These are photos from The Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.

1935 Chevrolet maybe Tin Ceiling

1935 Chevrolet maybe two Tin Ceiling

This may be a 1935 Chevrolet.  Perhaps they took turns being the photographer.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Photo Number 732

This is a photo from The Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids.

Gal on a car

An old car used for a photo op.  This must have been taken in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s.   I wonder if those are golfing shoes?

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Photo Number 731

This is a photo from The Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids. 

Ladies lined up Car may be a Dodge Tin Ceiling

Seven little boy and a car.  The car might be a Dodge. The house looks like it is made from square logs.

This could be a fashion show of cotton house dresses of the late 1930’s or early 1940’s.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Photo Number 730

This is a photo from The Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids, Minnesota.  They save old photos for me to look at and I go in every so often to look them over.

Car may be a Ford Arrow Photo Service Mpls MN Tin Ceiling

My Dad said that this car may be a Ford.   The photo is stamped on the back Arrow Photo Service Minneapolis Minn. A family group posed near a car.  I think they took photos of the relatives coming and going outdoors because they did not need a flash.  The purpose of this visit just might be that almost new baby.

Lately I seem to be getting more of these photos that have a fancy black border.  They seem to be from the 1930’s to the 1940’s.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Photo Number 729

This is a great old photo. Most likely taken in Minnesota in the 1930’s. Early 1930 cars
My Dad said that these cars are both early 1930’s cars.  The license plate says B 33-116 Minn

Further research finds dark plates with white numbers in the years 1931, 1934, 1936 and 1938.

They certainly are a dressed up bunch, everyone has a hat!  It must have been a Sunday afternoon!

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Update from Futura:
I would, without question, date this image to 1931...the car in the foreground is a 1927 Chevrolet National series, and the womens clothing and hats are perfect examples of what was being shown in catalogs and pattern books for the winter 1930-31 season

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Photo Number 728

Lets look at some cars!  Any and all input is appreciated.  My Dad is pretty good at identifying old cars for me.
Car 1937 or 1938 Ford made a car called The Sixty Ford Arrow Photo Service Mpls Mn Tin Ceiling
He thinks that this one is 1937 or 1938 Ford.  They made a model called The Sixty Ford.
This photo is marked on the back, Arrow Photo Service Minneapolis, Minn.  A house and a car..the American dream!

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Update from Futura:
It is a '38 ford....from 1937 thru 1940 Ford marketed a car called the "Thrifty Sixty" because it featured a smaller, 60 horsepower version of its famed V8....the car was terribly underpowered yet delivered excellent fuel economy...The majority of Ford customers however opted to pay a few dollars more for the DeLuxe model that came equipped with a lively 85 horsepower engine.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Photo Number 727

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

CdV Pink Dorset I thought at first glace that this was a foreign photo.  I was wrong.  This CdV has a pink backing.  Samuel Van Grieken was the photographer in Keokuk Iowa.

Samuel Van Grieken was born in Holland in 1840 and came to America with his Grandparents in 1845.  He was an orphan.  While in New York City his Grandfather died.  When he was 13 years old he and his Grandmother moved to Keokuk Iowa..and he remained there throughout his life. He died in 1893.

We do not know the name of the gentleman in the photo. I would guess that those were not his pants from the look of the thick hem. The vest is often called a waistcoat..I guess because it covers you to the waist.  In this case it appears to be a double breasted waistcoat or vest. 

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Photo Number 726

This is a Cabinet Card.  This is the last photo from Tulla.  We have not made any connections with family yet..maybe someday.
Harold and Hazel from Tulla
The photographer is Ely from Oshkosh.  The children are adorable.
Harold and Hazel Back from Tulla

J D Nave?? Ham or Hamm
Mapleton Minn
Pastel, Full figures of both
Hazel three years      Harold 19 months

Cook Ely was in Oshkosh Wisconsin from 1879 to 1895.  He mentored Beatrice Tonnesen.   Beatrice was hearing impaired, her Mother paid Cook $100 to teach Beatrice about photography. At that time not many women were photographers.  She became a well known photographer in Chicago catering to the wealthy.
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Update from Abra:
I believe this is Hazel and Harold Ham(m), children of Joseph Hamm and Julia Rasey. Hazel Vivian Hamm was born Nov 8, 1888 in OshKosh. It is hard to tell where things go after that, as most of the 1890 censuses are lost. I find Harold and Hazel and with two older siblings and one younger sibling in the 1900 census in Mapleton MN. However, they are listed as stepchildren of Martin Pratt (mother's name is Julia). 

My thought is their father probably passed after the youngest child was born and mom remarried to a man 27 years her senior. 

I find Hazel V Grover in the 1920 census in Mankato & 1930 census in Ohio, with her mother living with them. In 1930 she has a 6 year old daughter Janice.

In searching family trees, I found a couple. One lists Harold as having had a number of children and some may be living. I will go ahead and message the owner of the HAMM family tree and send them a link to your site to see what comes of it. Fingers crossed! ~Abra

This photo went Full Circle 53 on April 16 2012.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Photo Number 725

This is a Real Photo Postcard from Tulla, she bought it at an antique shop.

Azo PostcardTriangles Up from Tulla Stalley Jamestown ND

Stalley of Jamestown ND took this photo between 1904 and 1918. It is an Azo Postcard with arrows pointing up.

A Mother with three children..her dress looks to be a skirt with a long jacket..and her shoes are very worn. Her watch chain is a bit tangled doubt from struggling with children.  You can see the child on the right was not sitting still!

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Photo Number 724

This is another photo from Tulla.

Hostetler Davenport Photo from Tulla

This young lady must have graduated from high school, she has some sort of certificate in her hand.

Her gown seems to have very large sleeves.  It is adorned with ribbons and bows and has some smocking on the front.  She has a small brooch on her gown and a large bow in her hair.

The photographer is Hostetler of Davenport Iowa.  The Davenport Public Library houses a collection of all of the negatives and many of the photos he took between 1895 and 1920.  If we knew her name we could search..her name may be on the back..but it is too difficult to read.

Hostetler Photo Davenport IA Back from Tulla

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Photo Number 723

This is another of Tulla’s photos from an antique shop.
Retuirn to mrs W St Noyes from Tulla
Return to Mrs W Noyes  back from Tulla
Return to Mrs. W. H. Noyes  Winter, Wis.

I did find a Susan A Noyes who was the wife of William H Noyes who were both 60 years old in the 1910 Census in Sawyer County Wisconsin in the Village of Winter.  William H was a Newspaper Editor.   They had two children Edna “Irene” and Thomas.  This could be one or the other of them with their spouse and children. I am curious if one of them had two sons?  ( She had five grandchildren.)  If Susan wanted the photo returned to her apparently it was important to her, however it could have been a next door neighbor..who knows?  Susan died in 1934.

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Update from Iggy:
According to the 1930 US census, Thomas E Noyes (b. 1892) was married to Lucille R Noyes (b. 
07-Oct-1897 d. May-1969 at the age of 71 in Milwaukee, WI) and had a daughter, Hildagarde C Noyes (b. 1923) lving with them.

Irene Edna Noyes (b. 15-Jun-1887 Prineghar, Iowa d. 7-Jan-1942 in Monterey, California) married George Adelbert Walter on 27-Jun-1906 in Birchwood, Washburn, Wisconsin)

They had seven children - some showing as still living.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Photo Number 722

This is another of Tulla’s photos from an antique shop.
New Hennipin Studio Photo from Tulla
This beautiful young lady has finger waves in her hair.  Finger waves are shaped with your fingers and a comb while your hair is wet.  Some styling gel helps.
She is wearing a frock that has a tier…the fabric must have flowed when she walked.

This photo was most likely taken in the late 1920’s or early 1930’s.  I could not find information on the New Hennepin Studio in Minneapolis Minnesota.  There are no other markings of any kind on the photo. 
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*** Recently when I got my hair cut and styled they asked me how I wanted it styled..I replied  “In finger waves.”   She replied “No one has ever asked for them before..but I can give it a whirl.”
Update from Futura:
this photo dates to 1929 or, less likely, 1930.... throughout much of the 1920s, fashion dictated a long, straight, tubular the middle of 1928, the waistline began to creep upward and skirts began to hug the hips ever so gently. While hemlines remained relatively short, panels of fabric were added to the sides or back of skirts to create the illusion of length, all this created a very breezy, feminine form. I like to think of 1928 - 1930 as the era when the flapper grew into a lady.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Photo Number 721

This is a photo from blog reader Tulla.
Lord boys from Tulla
Here is the back of the photo. The photo was most likely taken in 1901.
Lord boys back of photo from Tulla
I did find them in the 1910 Census. The parents of these boys were Ariston and Mary Lord who were both born in Maine.  In 1910 Ariston was a foreman of a lumber company.  I also found him in the 1880 census in Muskegon Michigan working in a mill.

The last time I can find the boys is the 1920 census, they are still living with their parents at 903 Beltrami Avenue in Bemidji Minnesota. Elbridge is listed as a railway laborer.  His name is spelled Albridge in some records and Elbridge in others.  His brother may be Harey or Harry.

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Update from Iggy:
Elbridge Kimball Lord (b. 26-Jan-1897 d. 23-Aug-1963 in Minnesota at the age of 66) and is buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. He was a Private in the US Army in WWI.

I am much less certain about his brother, Harry Ariston Lord, I think he was (b. 26-Sep-1899 d. Mar-1973 in Florida at the age of 73)

Another Update from Iggy:
Elbridge married an Ella B. Lord (b. February 2, 1897 d. June 1, 1987 at age 90 years in Minneapolis, Hennepin County).

"Hovey A." married Edith Lord (b. 22 Jan 1899 d. Mar 1979 in Florida), "Hovey and Edith" are in the 1930 US census twice. They were counted in Minnesota and in Washington DC.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Photo Number 720

This week we will look at photographs from blog reader Tulla from Minnesota.  She bought the photos at an Antique Shop.  She is downsizing and hated to throw them out, so she mailed them to me.  I hope we can find some family for them.  Some have names,  some do not.

This is a very large photo, it measures 14 inches by 12 inches.

Corning Iowa Tingsley Studio Tullas photo

The photographer was Tinsley Studio in Corning Iowa. Apparently he went out of the studio to take photos.  I found a C. D. Tinsley in Corning Iowa in 1907.  I will guess that this photo was taken sometime between 1900 and 1910.  The house is lovely, how wonderful for it to appear in the photo.  It must have been important to the people in the photo..perhaps it was their childhood home?

Corning Iowa Tingsley Studio Tullas photo

Roff                          Tom      Charlie                          Will

Whoever marked names on the photo only knew a few of the names.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Full Circle 40

This photo stayed in Minnesota.

I sent it off to Red Wing Minnesota the end of December in 2010, eleven months ago to David a grandson of Minda Jellum.

minda and jena Hjellum


Minda and Gena postcard

Photo Number 406

It has been so long, that I will declare this one a full circle.  He didn’t seem real thrilled by my phone call to verify his address and his relationship to the gals on the postcard.

Abra found this info on these girls:

Minda Hansina and Gina Karina Jellum were born in Wanamingo, Goodhue Co., MN to Iver Jellum and Martha Jordahl. They were the youngest of 8 children. Three older sisters were Clara Justina(1884), Ida(1886), and Hannah(1888). Three older brothers were Emil(1891), Joseph(1893), and Martin(1896).
Minda was married to Oscar Pearson. According to a family tree, Minda & Oscar were married in March of 1926. They lived in Featherstone, Goodhue Co, MN in 1930, and had one son (I will not name here, as I believe he is still alive). The 1930 census transcript on lists him as age six, but when I look at the image, it is chicken-scratched, so I am not sure he was born then, or later. The family will have to verify, I believe. This son had 4 children (2 girls, 2 boys), and at least 2 grandchildren (who bear middle names of their great grandparents). I didn't follow all the children, as we will let the family tell some of their own story if we make contact. ;-) Minda passed away at the age of 88, on June 5, 1986.

Gina was married to John Edward Benson on October 16, 1926. They had 2 sons who died as infants:Robert Milo(12-28-1927 to 01-10-1928)& Leslie Everett (Jan 1932 to 8-19-1932). I didn't find a record of any other children. Gina passed away Aug 23 1991 at the age of 93. She is buried in Cannon Falls, MN.
I am not sure who Aunt Stina is--could be either side, but I didn't follow that up too closely, as that is something the family could tell us. (You will note that I included the middle name of the oldest daughter--Clara Justina--as I think she could/may be named after her aunt "Stina.") I think you are pretty accurate on the dating of this photo, as both girls were apparently married in 1926. It does look as if the seated girl is wearing a band (or two) on her left ring finger, so maybe this is around the time of one of their marriages? Who really knows? I could not find either girl in the Minnesota online marriage system, so I am thinking they married in a bordering state, perhaps. I could search further or once again allow those details for the family to share. I will send contact information to you shortly, Connie! ~Abra


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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Full Circle 39

These photos went to California.
Elmer DL Antiques     Elmers sisters DL
Photo Number 490                      Photo Number 492
To Elmer  DL Antiques
I found some info on Elmer Westling and thought these photos were of his sisters and his sisters children.   Iggy helped with the research!   Nothing happened with these photos for quite some time then one day Annette found them on the blog.

She wrote:
Hi my name is Annette Thank you for finding these photos.My grandma Selma lived to be almost 101 and one of the children on the photo just turned 95 and we had a big family party today.  Again thank you so very much.

I heard from her again that she had received the photo.

( Her Grandmother was Selma one of Elmer Westlings sisters.)

I also heard from another relative, Darlene left a comment on the blog:

Hi. I am the great-granddaughter of Vernice Dubrall. Could I also get copies of these pictures as well

(Vernice is the middle child in the back row.)

I asked her to email me.  When I have already sent the photo to a relative the best I can do is off to send a copy on a CD..I did that..but have not heard anything.

In the meantime I found this photo at the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
More than likely this is Selma Westling Dubrall. ( If this is not Selma then it is one of her sisters.) I contacted Annette again and asked her if she would like the photo..but I have gotten no response.

January 06, 2011  Edit: This is Freida Westling Davis younger sister of Selma. 

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