Thursday, May 3, 2012

Photo Number 864

This is a CdV from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
CdV Otto Schimdt  DL Antiques
A young man with his hat in hand.  I will guess that this was taken in the late 1870’s to early 1880’s.  Buttoning just the top button of your suit coat was very popular during those years.  The card also has rounded corners and is trimmed in gold.
CdV Otto Schimdt  DL Antiques back
Otto Schmidt edited to Schimdt
The photo was taken by Ellis Ayres in Dodge Center Minnesota he was a photographer there from 1880 to 1890. So I will adjust my guess to the early 1880’s for this photo.
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  1. There are a lot of Otto Schmidt's in Minnesota!

    Dodge Center is (strangely enough) in the very center of Dodge County. The most likely looking "suspect" for your Otto is one located in Mantorville, about 8 miles east of Dodge Center. This Otto, hopefully the one pictured, was born in Minnesota circa 1867/8, son of Gotlieb and Ida according to the Minnesota Censuses of 1885 and 1895.

    I lose his trail after this and can't find him in 1900.

  2. This might be (but probably isn't him) but it would be really cool if it was:

    "This photograph album contains images of places in Montana, Idaho and Washington. The images were likely taken in the 1890s and are primarily of the Missoula, Spokane Falls and Coeur d'Alene areas. Newspaper clippings affixed to the inside cover of the album document a 1,415 mile bicycle trip Otto Schmidt took from Missoula, Montana to Spokane, Washington and back in 1896."

  3. Looks like someone has a slight case of dyslexia...

    1. LOL - I just noticed the IM in the handwritten version of SCHMIDT.


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