Saturday, October 26, 2013

Photo Number 1383

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Emelia Tin Ceiling Real Photo Postcard

Emelia Tin Ceiling Real Photo Postcard back

Dear Stella,Aren’t these some awful looking things thgought I would send you one just the same by by Emelia

It was addressed to Miss Stella Gaard Elmore Minn  RFD #1 ( very near the Iowa border)

This is an AZO postcard that was used between 1904 and 1918.

The postmark is hard to read, I suspect it was sent in 1908.  The town if that is a Gra it could be a number of Minnesota Towns like Granada, Grand Marais, Grand Meadow, Grant or Granite Falls.

Thanks for stopping by.  Do come again:)


  1. I thought this might be addressed Stella Mae Gaard (May 10, 1895 - September 3, 1908) (Find A Grave Memorial# 49596372) buried in Frost, MN which is about 12 miles from Elmore, MN but I am uncertain of that. There are a couple Stella Gaard's that lived in the area during the time in question. The thing that raises a flag in my mind is this: I assume Emelia was "family" so I looked for her and found an Amelia Gaard (Aug 1888 in Iowa, living in Elmore in 1900) - whose father, Severt S. Gaard is buried in Grand Rapids, Ithaca County, MN.

    It this is the right "Emelia", the photo might contain her and/or brother and sisters - Emma Gaard 15, James Gaard 14, Silas Gaard 10, and Blanch Gaard 8 (ages as of 1900). Stella would likely have been a cousin.

  2. The other Stella, Stella E. (b. 1909 in Iowa) was the daughter of Fred and Amelia (what else) Gaard. They lived in Seely, Faribault, Minnesota 1900-1910-ish but moved to Steenerson, Beltrami, Minnesota and later to Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin. I am leaning toward the first set for "Emelia" and uncertain as to the link between her and either Stella.


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