The photographer is Ely from Oshkosh. The children are adorable.
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.
Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)
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.