Friday, September 30, 2011

Photo Number 670

This is a photo from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota. 
Baby in long gown  DL Antiques
Such a big chair for such a little baby, notice Mom is “at hand”. The gown shows a least two layers.  These christening gowns were often sewn from the Mothers petticoats to welcome her new baby. If you were a woman of means you had fancy petticoats.

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whowerethey added this:
In earlier times the gowns were long (not this long though) because the baby could not crawl anyway, and when baby started to crawl, it hindered their ability to go very far. Weird, but it was a way to keep them out of trouble. Also, the lower class a woman was, the more likely the baby clothes were made from her petticoats. The more wealth, the more likely the child would be dressed in new gowns or hand me downs that had been new when first used. A middle to upper class woman spent her "confinement" making baby clothing. The confinement period began when her pregnancy started to show and ended when the baby was between 2-4 months old.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Photo Number 669

This is a photo from the Antique Shop in Dorset.

unknown kids Fluerotone Doprset Antiques

The photograph was taken by Fluoretone Portrait Studios in St. Paul and Minneapolis.


I believe that this photo was most likely taken in the 1940’s.  The little boy has two tones oxfords on and his little socks have some kind of pattern around the top.  The little girls dress looks to be velvet, her socks are plain but her little shoes appear to have a pattern.  I like the bow in her hair, she looks a little impish! 

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Photo Number 668

This is a real photo postcard from the Antique Shop in Royalton Minnesota.
Forest Earl Postcard RAS
I am not sure why only a small part of the postcard was used.
Forest Earl  Azo Postcard Triangles up RAS

Forest Earl Byiam (Bijiam?) ( Brjiam?) at Five Months weighed 17 1/4 Ibs.
H. Housen ( Hansen?) & Family

This is an Azo Real Photo Postcard, with triangles in the corner of the stamp box so it is from 1904 to 1918.

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Update from Iggy:

Forest Earl Byram, the son of James Earl and Lydia R. Byram was born September 24, 1917 and lived in Todd, Hubbard, Minnesota in 1920 and 1930.

He passed away September, 1977 in Homewood, CA (located on the shore of Lake Tahoe).

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Photo Number 667

This is a a Cabinet Card. The older children surround their little sister in the chair.

scan0020 copy

P.H. Tallman was a photographer from Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. He was in that area from 1898 to 1900 and then again in 1906.

On a side note, Blooming Prairie was named by a railroad executives wife after she saw all the wooden shacks that made up the settlement.  Blooming Prairie is located in South Eastern Minnesota.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Photo Number 666

How about looking at some kids in chairs this week.

Two little gals in a chair RAS

These two little ones made me smile, I bet their Grandmother displayed this photo proudly.  It looks like two little girls to me.  This is a photo that I got down at the Royalton Minnesota Antique Shop.

Can you imagine using a button hook to “do up” the shoes on these more than likely squirmy children?  This photo was probably taken right around 1900 to 1910. 

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Photo Number 665

This is a Cabinet Card from the Antique Shop in Dorset, the one I call shop number three.

Guy with moustache Dorset

I think this man wore a hat most of the time either that or he had a new barber.  He has a moustache that looks like a handlebar and beard that is in the linear goatee style ( I made the linear part up).

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Update:  Going through my files I discovered that this gentleman has a name!

Guy with Moustache  two  Dorset


Guy with Moustache  two  Dorset

Rudolph Anderson Sulley??

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Photo Number 664

This is a photo from the Wadena Flea Market.
Old Man and beard Cabinet Card W FM
Whitcomb The Lightning Photographer, Kellogg Iowa.
First the Cabinet Card, it has notched edges that were popular from 1894 to 1900.
This gentleman certainly has hair..and a very full beard that comes to two points in the front.  I wonder if he was a nervous man and tugged at his beard.

The Photographer: Daniel Whitcomb was known for his fine photographic work in Iowa.  He was in Kellogg during 1886 for sure, it is unknown how long he was in Kellogg..after Kellogg he was in Newton.

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Update From Pamela:
double linear goatee

Update from Becki:

1900 Federal Census of 4 Jan puts Daniel and family in Newton, Iowa. Daniel died after 1920census but before 1930 one. Orlena is a widow in 1930 with son Leon.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Photo Number 663

This is a photo from the Antique Shop in Nevis Minnesota.
Nevis Mn Olaus
A man with a moustache, one of those stiff collars and spectacles.
Nevis Mn Olaus two
Olaus E Ulive?? Uboe??   65 something 1920 (65 years old in 1920?)

We have no clue on the photographer or the area where the photograph was taken..only where it ended up.

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Update from Anonymous:
"65 Aar gl." means "65 years old".

My guess is that this is Olaus Emil Uboe (Ubøe).

According to web searches, he was a Norwegian Lutheran teacher.

In Norwegian Census data from 1865, there lived an Olaus E. C. Ubøe, 11, at the farm Søndenaae Qvælve in Vikedal in Rogaland County, Norway. His father Christen O. Ubøe was a police officer and farmer, with two cows, 2 sheeps and one pig.

This was the only family called Ubøe in this census in Norway. I did not find other traces of Olaus Ubøe in other/later census databases.

However, it seems Åge and Valentin (Fallentin), his brothers, emigrated in 1884, together with a "Olaus Emil" (without surname).

 It seems he (and some of his brothers) also left Norway in 1881. He then stated that his profession was "Kontorist" (Clerk) and that his destination was Lasalle Co. Ill.
I guess people have lost interest by now, but anyway: Ubøe is most likely an old spelling for Aubø, a small island in fjord Boknafjord in Rogaland, Norway. This is not far from Vikedal, mentioned above.

Back then, people often took their surname from the farm/place they lived.

The emigration records states that Olaus lived at Sjernarøy at the time of departure. Aubø is part of the Sjernarøy islands (archipelago).

Update from Iggy:
There are mentions of Olaus E Uboe being a Lutheran School teacher - and mention of him trying to homestead in Crookston, MN but the US census records don't see to "remember" him. I suspect the name is badly mispelled/mangled in their records.

Update from Anonymous:
I found another record that likely is Olaus Emil:

Olaus Emil Ubo (Ubøe) born May 28th, 1855, married Anne Birgitte Lande, born February 10th, 1863. The wedding was May 9th, 1880.

An Anne Birgitte Lande is listed in the emigration records from 1881, next to Olaus Emil (Ubøe).

This Photo went Full Circle 69 on April 1 2013
This is the correct information from Martha.

From my records: Olaus Emil Ubøe was born on May 28, 1855, Aubø, Sjernarøy, Rogaland, Norway, and he died in Canada in 1926.
The following was from Milestones and Memories, Colonsay and Meacham Districts, 1905-1980,published by R.M. 342, Celebrate Saskatchewan 1980 Committees, Colonsay, Saskatchewan, Canada; printer Friesen Printers, Altona, Manitoba, Canada, 1980, p. 539.
Family Name: Uboe, Olaus and Christian
Olaus and Christian Uboe emigrated from Norway to Karlstad, Minnesota. Their education led them to become teachers. Olaus E. Uboe filed for a homestead in 1909 on S.W. 13-36-27 W2, east of Meacham. Later, Christian Martin Uboe came to Meacham and his homestead was NE 13-36-27 W2. Several years later, their sister (Emilie) came to live with them. Olaus, Christian, and their sister died here and were all buried in Minnesota.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Photo Number 662

This is a CdV that I purchased at the Wadena Flea Market. 
Man and beard CdV  Lawrence WFM
A gentleman with a full beard.
man and beard WFM back of CdV
Hand written is : This was taken on the 2nd of the present month.

( Why oh why didn’t you write more?)

Lawrence Massachusetts was the home of Robie and Potter at 142 Essex Street.  I was unable to find out anything about the photographer or what years they were in business.

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Update from Iggy:
One of the photographers in the Robie & Potter partnership was James L. Potter who seems to have met an early demise, dying at the age of 32 on June 9, 1867.

Update from whowerethey:
I think you have an 1860s CdV here. Square corners of the card, the borders, and the small image in the center of the card are all signs of that era. The border displayed - one thin line, one thick line - was used between 1864-1869. Given the image size is around 1" or so, I'd guess at 1865 for the year.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Photo Number 661

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

Porkchop sideburns CdV Solway

A gentleman with very large “Pork Chop Sideburns.” He also seems to have some kind of a striped shirt underneath his vest.  His suit jacket is buttoned using only the top button, which was the fashion in the late 1870’s to the early 1880’s. He seems to be quite an assured man…or perhaps just full of himself.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Photo Number 660

This is another photo from The Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Phila Emma Bishop 1928 DL
Phila Emma Bishop 1928 Front of folder DL
Christmas 1928  Phila Emma Bishop.
I have heard this name before..Bishop from North Dakota…they were very successful wealthy farmers.

This childs mother ( Grandmother?) was most likely Emma Strehlow Bishop and her father (Grandfather?) J R Bishop.

The photo yesterday may have been her grandfather. ( Great Grandfather)

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Update from crex:

Phila E. Ferguson, Moorhead
Phila E. Ferguson, 74, Moorhead, MN, died Sunday, August 18, 2002, in the Moorhead Health Care Center.
Phila Emma Bishop was born January 30, 1928, in Fargo, ND, the daughter of Reynolds Strehlow Bishop and Alice Corcoran Bishop. She grew up in Casselton, ND, where she attended schools and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1946. She was a graduate of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and served as president of Alpha Phi sorority. She taught English and theatre in Twin Falls, ID, and later was a professor of English at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She married Bill Ferguson in 1966. He preceded her in death. Phila had resided at the Moorhead Healthcare Center since 1997.
She is survived by her cousins and their families, whom she considered to be her immediate family.
Visitation: One hour before the funeral service.
Funeral: Wednesday, August 21, 2002, at 2 in the West Funeral Home Chapel, Casselton, ND.
Burial: Casselton Cemetery.

This photo went Full Circle 44 on January 31, 2012

Monday, September 19, 2011

Photo Number 659

  This CdV is from the Antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Wm Strelow DL Antiques
Morgeneier and DeGuire were in Winona at the 209-211 East Third Street location from 1892 to 1894.
Wm Strehlow back
This may be William Strehlow.   A while back I think I had a photo of his daughter and her husband.  I think he is Eugenia Stehlow Meilickes father.  She was featured in Photo Number 134 and Full Circle Eight.
If this is William Strehlow he was born in Germany in 1844.  Emigrated to Wisconsin with his parents Fredrik and Mary when he was five or six years old. 
He was a Union Scout during the Civil War from 1861 to 1865.
He married  Marie Buchholz of Watertown, Wisconsin, in 1868. They had eight children: William F., Franklin, Mrs. Arthur (Eugenia) Meilicke, Della, Marie, and Mrs. J. R. (Emma) Bishop. A son, Hubert, preceded his parents in death by six months and an infant child was buried in Winona, Minnesota.
He started a very successful farm implement business in North Dakota.   The full article can be found here.
William Strehlow died on April 8, 1932.
If my wild guess is correct and this is him, I have a photograph of his Granddaughter to show you tomorrow.
The people that got the Full Circle Eight Photos were all relatives and interested in the Meilicke connection..not to the Strehlow branch of the family. But who knows perhaps a Strehlow will show up to claim these photos.  I search for a photo of him online to compare this photo too since he was a Postmaster and a County Commissioner..with no luck.
In the past month I mailed off a number of photos..and got no response from the people they were sent to.  I find it rather discouraging.  When I finish work at the Museum and I have more time I am going to make a list and update what I know about all the photos that I have sent out over the past two years that do not have Full Circle posts. I feel a need to tie up all the loose ends.
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Update: Oct 12, 2011 I mailed a copy of this blog post to a relative. 

Update: October 19, 2011
I heard from  relatives of William Strehlow, they have many photos of him and are not interested in anymore. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Photo Number 658

This is the last in this series of photographs that include glasses.

1940s gal with glasses DL Antiques

This one is from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

A gal with a lovely finger wave and a “do” that must have used lots of rags or pin curls to  look so fluffy.  Her glasses say 1940’s to me.  My Mother wore her hair just like this in 1948 and 1949.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Photo Number 657

This is an old photo from the Antique Shop in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Pr Antiques Hair and Glasses

The photo is from Clegg’s Studio in Marysville, O.  I find it interesting that Ohio is just known as O.

I drew a blank looking for info about the photographer. I will guess from the silvery look of the photo that it is from the 1910’s to 1920’s. Simple gold rimmed glasses that are shown off in profile, and a big old bow in her hair made this photo interesting to me.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Photo Number 656

This is an old photo from the late 1920’s or early 1930’s.
Girl with dark rimmed glasses
The dark rimmed glasses, were very popular right around 1929.
Girl with dark rimmed glasses
I am having no luck figuring out who the photographer is in Montevideo Minnesota.  Hageson ??  Hanson?

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Update from Iggy:

Hanson Studio
302 South First, Montevideo, Minnesota lists photos taken by this studio late 1920s-30s and 4/16/1933.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Photo Number 655

This is a photo from the Wagon Wheel Antique Shop in Lake Park Minnesota.

Gal with Glasses Lake park Antiques

This young lady has a big old bow in her hair, spectacles and lots of lace trim on her dress.  I will guess a date of 1900 to 1910 for this photo.

This is one of those photos that makes you wonder.  What was the occasion of the photo?  And did she talk to the photographer?

J. R. Snow was a Mankato Minnesota photographer from 1893 to 1919.  Before coming to Mankato he was “ a tent photographer” from Wisconsin to Kentucky.  I bet he had a few stories to tell.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Photo Number 654

This is a photo from around 1910 to 1920. 

Eyeglasses Pinch your nose

I think this may have been an engagement or wedding photo.  The young lady has a pair of those spectacles that pinches your nose.  They were called Pince-nez.  This pair seems to have a cord or a string off to the ladies right. Sometimes the string would be retracted into a button sized case pinned to the dress. This pair of glasses seems almost rimless.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Photo Number 653

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

Two Gals Great Blouses DL Antiques

Two gals with very fancy blouses..and one with spectacles. Friends  most likely.

The photographer is Olson and he was at 224 NP Avenue in Fargo ND from 1899 to 1902. This photo is smaller than wallet size, the whole card measures 3 1/2 inches by 5 inches.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Photo Number 652

How about some gals with glasses!

This is a photo from the antique shop in Solway Minnesota.

Gal with Glasses and Huge sleeves Solway 1896 to 1901

The photographer is O. Frank Stafford & Co. of 520 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, Minn.  He was at that address from 1896 to 1901.

Look at the size of those sleeves..she seems to have a pair of simple gold spectacles and very wavy hair.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Photo Number 651

This is the last photo in the interesting dresses series. I purchased this photo in The Tin Ceiling Antique Shop in Park Rapids Minnesota. 

Gingham Granny PR Tin Ceiling

I call this one gingham granny.  Her dress is reminiscent of years gone by..buttons, long sleeves and a tiny waist.  I wonder if the dress was cut too short and the bottom part was added or if it is part of the design.

I have a dress in the museum that has a bottom hem that can be removed for washing or repairs.  I read because men spit in the streets that many women sewed extra hems on their dresses.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Photo Number 650

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

Young girl plaid dress front CdV DL Antiques

A young girl in a plaid dress..who may have just graduated from school..perhaps the sixth grade?  She doesn’t look old enough to me to be in the eighth grade.

Young girl plaid dress back

Adam Heeb was at 651 8th Street in Milwaukee in 1889 and this photo was most likely taken before that time.

I say that because it is a CdV and not a Cabinet Card and I bet that this dress has a bustle…

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Photo Number 649

This is a Cabinet Card that I purchased in Solway Minnesota.

Long hair and Bustle Cabinet Card Solway

I wonder if her ringlets are real?  I would have liked to have seen the dress from the back.  She does have a ring on her left hand.

Long hair and Bustle dress back Solway


GW ( George William) Edmondson ( 1837 to 1913) was a photographer in Norwalk Ohio.  He opened a studio just after the Civil War in 1865. He and his family were well known artists, sculptors, printmakers and painters.

The quality of this photo is unique among Cabinet Cards, it is well done on premium paper.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Photo Number 648

This is a CdV or Cartes de visite similar in size to our wallet photographs today.
winona photo Bemidji Antiques
I purchased this photo at the antique shop in Bemidji Minnesota.
winona back Bemidji Antiques
Here we have the price, Best Photographs $2.00 per doz.
W.L. Barnes was in Winona Minnesota from 1866 to 1892.  He was at Center Street  from 1886 to 1892.  Based on the woman’s dress I will say this photo was taken in 1886 if not a tad earlier.  Rows of buttons, pleated decorations on the skirt and a high white collar all say 1880’s.  
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Photo Number 647

This is a CdV from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Points on skirt CdV DL Antiques
The skirt has a lot going on..points, pleats, rouching and most likely a bustle at the back.
I was going to date it in the 1880’s.
Points on skirt back
Then I found that the photographer W. McHenry was at No. 15 Stephenson Street in Freeport Illinois in the year 1878.

I was happy to find this out.  I have a very similar chair in the Historical Museum where I work, so that dates the chair from before  The colors in the needlepoint museum chair are burgundy, gold and cream.

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Fashionable Update from Whowerethey:
I think this might not be a bustle dress but in fact a natural form dress. The bodice was longer during the natural form era, which ran from '77 to '85, so having this photo made in '78 would be in the time frame. This poor lady has terrible posture.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Photo Number 646

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

Sisters in dresses DL Antiques

Gilbert E. Flaten of Fargo ND was the photographer.  His brother Ole was a photographer over in Moorhead Minnesota, they worked together in 1884.  Then Gilbert opened his own studio in Fargo in the late 1880’s until 1893 when he sold his studio. He died in 1896.

I will date this photo 1893.  I was impressed with these dresses, they are very much the same style just a different color. The women look like they could be sisters. 

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Photo Number 645

A start of a new week.  Lets look at some awesome dresses.  Sometimes I will purchase a photo because a lady is wearing a dress that looks like it might be one of a kind, or it may have some feature that I have never seen before.
White Dress with Bustle Cab Card Solway
This lady has quite a “shelfy” bustle at the back of her dress and a very pretty fan in her hand.  The hem appears to have a scalloped edge.

Theodore Brown was a photographer in Marshalltown Iowa from 1878 to 1920.  In 1900 he was at the address No. 19 W Main Street according to the Iowa Federal Census. 

I believe that this dress may be from a bit earlier..perhaps about 1885.

This is a Cabinet Card that I purchased at Solway Minnesota.

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Fashionable update from Whowerethey! 

Fascinating to see such a light colored dress made up as a bustle dress. It could have gotten incredibly dirty so she must have had a life of leisure. The dress is a work of art - I agree, second bustle period for sure.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Photo Number 644


Do you suppose this is some kind of cook shack or a summer kitchen?

Cook and Cookie

Cook?? + Cooke 1922

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Photo Number 643

Back to the houses.


Maybe we should call them shacks!

Shack two

This is my shack + myself you can see it lacks some finishing touches but I don’t hang around this place very much.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Full Circle 31

Recently a few photos made their way home.  These were photos in a Cabinet Card Album that blog reader Janice purchased.

The Dyer Family photos.

Dyer 15

Susie Photo Number 479

Dyer 09

Myrtle Photo Number 480


Dyer 22

Robert and Richard Dyer Photo Number 481

Dyer 19

Dyer 18

Mandy and Iva Photo Number 482

Hi Connie,
The Dyer photos (featured on Forgotten Old Photos as #479 - #482) have finally found their way home! With the help of you and your super sleuths we tracked down the daughter in law of Robert Gladden Dyer (photo #481). She told me that these were definitely some of her husband, Jim's, family and passed the email along to him. I never heard from Jim but just as I was about to give up hope, I heard from his sister Shirley. Seeing the photos lit the genealogy fire under Shirley and she hopes to discover more about her dad's family. She sent an email to let me know the photos arrived safely in Minnesota and that she will show them to her brother when she sees him in October. She also noted that she could see some family resemblance in some of the unnamed photos.
Thanks for all your help in sending these photos home,

Thank you to Iggy and Abra for making the connections that led to an email address that helped to bring these photos home.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Photo Number 642

This is a photo of a happy family..I wonder if this is their house?..or are they just visiting.  I will guess just visiting the country folk who live in the log cabin.

Log Cabin family

I think this may be from the 1940’s.  That is a different kind of hat that the Mrs is wearing.

Log Cabin family

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