Saturday, February 23, 2013

Photo Number 1145

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

looks like a death CdV DL Antiques

looks like a death CdV photo back


The photographer was Bertrand of Cresco Iowa.  Cresco is in the north eastern part of Iowa.

Memorial photography was sometimes the only photo that a family had to remember small children.  Photographers would be summoned to take the final photograph shortly before or after death.

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  1. Does kind of look like a memorial photo. So sad how many children died in infancy back then. I don't know how the parents survived it.

  2. A memorial photo was my first impression too.

  3. So sad to see that and know what it meant. I know it was a much more common thing back then than now. I agree with Teresa: I don't know how the families could handle so many such losses. My daughter's friend is close to a family who just lost their baby in surgery, and it was so hard on everyone. It happens now, too, but thankfully only rarely.


Hi, Thanks for the comments, your input on these old photos is appreciated! English only please! All comments will be moderated! Connie