Saturday, June 2, 2012

Photo Number 894

This is one of the few wedding photos with a name.

Bernice Measner Grand Rapids

Wade Loofbourow II was most likely the photographer in Osceola Mills, Wis . This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Grand Rapids Minnesota.

Osceola Mills was  a grain milling and steamboat building town, the railroad came to town in 1883.

Bernice Measner two

Bernice Measner may be in the photo or perhaps the photo was sent to Bernice.

I think this photo may be from around the late 1890’s or early 1900’s.  The trailing greens and flowers on the wedding bonnet were very popular around 1900.  The groom looks much older than the bride.

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  1. I love this photo. Their clothes are wonderful.

  2. I find it interesting and amusing that there is a Wade Loofbourow (the) II (which implies there was a III!)

    As for Bernice Measner, I could not find one in/near Polk County, Wisconsin until 1913. Perhaps these are her parents, Louis J, and Edith M. both of German heritage and bornin in Wisconsin in 1883 and 1887 respectively although even then they would seem to be too young for the photo date.

    1. It could be if the photo date was 1903 then it could be her parents..we may never know:(


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