Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Photo Number 493


Laura mosher DL AntiquesThis is one of those on the diagonal photos.  A very nice individual by the name of Brett left a comment for me one day.  He dated these diagonal photos to the years 1895 to 1905.

This photo is from the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

Laura Mosher Back DL Antiquies

I did a preliminary search for Laura Mosher and found so many that it discouraged me. If we only had some clue where she was from. I think she is a fairly young gal..16 or 17 and she has no jewelry on, perhaps the plaid was enough of a decoration..the sleeves of this blouse or dress are fairly full, stuffed with paper they would have been quite large sleeves. 

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  1. The US census of 1900 lists 179 Laura Mosher's born between 1875 and 1885. No wonder you were discouraged. Unless there is some sort of clue we don't know about - like were the diagonal photos (or is what she is wearing) popularity limited to a certain regions? this could well be a case of we know a name but still have no idea who it is.

  2. How unusual for that time period.
    Or creative.

  3. I have one of those diagonal photos somewhere - glad to know the approximate date. It will help when I someday write up that blog post. :-)


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