Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Photo Number 1782

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

Party DL Antiques

A party someplace in a really large booth to sit five on each side.  On the table I see a bottle of Jim Beam,  Hamms beer bottles and a 7 up bottle, towards the back I see a bottle of Grain Belt beer.  It looks like this party happened in the summertime….whatever…it will serve as our New Year’s Eve photo.  It looks like a 1940’s-1950’s photo to me.

Party DL Antiques

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No parties for us, we will be spending a quiet night at home.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Photo Number 1781

This is a Real photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Arthur Joehnk DL Antiques
This baby looks ready for the cold weather!
Arthur Joehnk DL Antiques back
Arthur Joehuk edited to Joehnk
The photographer was The Bachelor Studios in Cincinnati Ohio
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Update from Sue:
 Arthur Joehnk, LAST RESIDENCE: 45248 Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, USA
BORN: 24 Dec 1908 DIED: Feb 1986

Update from Iggy:
Arthur F. Joehnk is shown as a Salt Saleman in the the 1940 US Census. His parents were John F Joehuk and Clara S Biedinger. John F is mentioned as a Grocery Store owner.

Arthur married Dorothy C. (Find A Grave Memorial# 99454028) between 1930 and 1940 but they aren't shown with children as of 1940.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Full Circle 103

This was a quick Full Circle…one of the quickest yet! This photo was featured on December 20, 2014.
Wedding December 20
Will and Maud Frederickson  Photo Number 1776
Iggy located an obituary for Will and Maud’s only son Roderic.  From Roderic’s obituary I had many children to choose from.
Sometimes little info can be found.  This time I had good luck with White Pages.   I located a address for Larry.  I sent off a copy of the blog on December 21, 2014 and heard from Sally…Larry must have emailed her immediately!
Hi Connie!
My brother, Larry, forwarded your email about finding the picture of our grandparents, Will & Maud Frederickson.  I am the family genealogist and would love to have the photo.  What part of Minnesota was the photo located?  Will had a brother who lived near Fergus Falls. How did you locate my brother?  Thanks so much for taking the time to help these photos find their family. Here is my contact information:
Hi Sally, I mailed a copy of the blog post I wrote about Will and Maud.  I just mailed it a day or two ago...the post office must be working hard. (Turns out that Iggy found an email address for Larry and he sent an email to him)
The photo of Will and Maude is number 1776.  I purchased it at a Flea Market/Garage sale from a guy by the name of Larry he was near Grand Rapids for the big bunch of Garage Sales along the highway North of Grand Rapids back in September.
I purchased the postcard because it had names and the date is special to me and my husband!
My friend and researcher Iggy found out that Will and Maude had only one son Roderic and found his obit in the Carroll County Times.  From there I located an address for Larry and crossed my fingers that if he wasn't interested he would contact a relative that was!    It worked!!  I just plug a name into White Pages and a city and State. 
I am headed to the Post Office this morning so I will pop it in the mail.  I hope you will share something about Will and Maude  after you have received the photo.  Merry Christmas!!  Connie  December 23, 2014
Sally wrote back:
Thanks so much for sending me all that information about the blog.  That is a great photo of them.  My siblings and I are getting together after Christmas and I can't wait to show them the photo.  I already posted to the blog so   everyone will know that the search was successful! They were married and lived in Winterset, Iowa until the 1960s.  My Dad had moved to the Washington, DC area in 1941 to work for the government and liked the area so much he stayed here.  Thanks so much and have a Merry Christmas!
I sent off the postcard on December 23, 2014.
Hi Connie!
Thank you so much for sending the photo of my grandparents!  It arrived in the mail today (December 26) and I am amazed at what great shape it is in.  I see that my brother, Larry, also posted on your blog.  My other siblings are amazed that you were able to track down Larry so the photo could be returned.  This is a wonderful hobby/service that you and Iggy do.  I hope to be able to find out who Effie Sherwood is. ( the postcard was sent to Effie Sherwood) 
Thanks again! Happy New Year!
Sally also left this comment on the blog.
Thank you so much for tracking down this photo of my grandparents! This picture was taken on their wedding day. Will was a farmer in Winterset, Iowa and my grandparents lived there until the early 1960s. They moved in with our family in Maryland and were married 60 wonderful years. Thank you so much for tracking down my brother. My siblings are all getting together after Christmas and I can't wait to show them this picture. I guess I guess I now need to see if I can figure out who Effie Sherwood is. Thanks again!
Larry left these comments.
Wow  and Thank You, Larry
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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Full Circle 102

Another photo found a home through an Internet Search.
Ramona Postcard DL Antiques NUmber 1304 (2)
Ramona Ann Moffett Photo Number 1304
Steve contacted me through the email in my profile.
I sent the postcard off  to California.
Hi Connie,
I received the postcard of Ramona Ann Moffett yesterday, thank you so
much! Following is a little more about Ramona, the postcard, and myself.
You may use any or all of the following you see fit to complete the full
circle on your website.
A few months ago my mother asked me to see if I could find any
information on her biological father. My mother was born in Morris,
Minnesota in 1928. As it turns out, her father is the same Robin H
Thompson who married Ramona Moffett in 1937. Robin and Ramona had two
daughters and were living in Glenwood, Minnesota in 1940. Glenwood is
about 25 miles from Morris.
74 years after the date and 1,795 miles away from the locations in the
1940 Federal Census, I was able to find that one of Ramona's daughters
was living in the same small town in Northern California as one of my
aunts. Not only the same town, but they attend the same church, sit in
the same Women's Sunday School, sing the same hymns together, and have
greeted each other and spoken almost weekly. They have done so for about
the last 20 years!
After writing an introductory letter, my aunt and Ramona's daughter met
once again, but this time knowing they were half-sisters. It was an
exciting time for them both and they have been getting to know each
other. I will be giving the postcard of Ramona to her daughter in the
near future.
I want to sincerely thank Captain Connie for the website and for quickly
sending me the postcard. I also thank Joe, Iggy, Intense Guy, for their
comments that helped lead me to the during the beginning of my search.
Regards, Steve

Thanks for stopping by.

Update from Steve:
Now for a update on the Minnesota sisters...I hosted a meeting at my home for them all to get together.  They all had a very nice time getting to know each other a little; it was and still is incredible how close they all came to be to each other and how many ways they are similar in appearance and characteristics.   
One more "thanks a lot" to you for your great website and personal help.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Full Circle 101

This was another Full Circle completed by an Internet search.

Clifford Peterson DL Ant Number 1670 (2)

Photo Number 1670

Linda’s cousin found the photo on the blog and contacted Linda who then contacted me with her address and the postcard was mailed off.

Hi Connie,
I’ve received the postcard photograph of my dad. It’s precious to our family because we only have one tiny photo of Dad as a child. Amazing that you found it in an antique shop. Iggy’s research is correct. Dad was a World War II veteran. He and Mom had three girls and a boy (I’ve passed a copy of the photo on to each of them). Thanks again and also a special thank you to my cousin Claudia who happened to find this photograph on your site.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Photo Number 1780

This is a old snapshot from the antique shop in East Grand Forks Minnesota.

Christmas Group Grand Forks ND

Possibly Christmas morning or the day after Christmas…a little photo op with the Grandparents or a favorite Uncle and Aunt.  This photo was most likely taken in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Thanks for coming by on Christmas Day.  Today I have a postcard greeting.

Dorset Antique shop Postacrd Christmas

Dorset Antique shop Postacrd Christmas Back

Wishing you three girls a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year and how are you girl I spose so big by now that I wouldent even know you if I met you still going to school I spose  tell Mother I will ans her letter night Xmas  love to all Lizzie

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Photo Number 1779

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.

Steven and Julieann 1953 Christmas Pequot Lakes

This may have been taken on Christmas eve.  Sixty one years ago.  Isn’t it cute how they are holding hands? I love the tree and the tinsel, the television with the rabbit ears and even that graduation photo on the end table.  I think I see a temperature gauge and maybe even one that gives the humidity…and on the middle shelf of that end table I think there is a bowl with a set of nutcracking tools.

Steven and Julieann 1953 Christmas Pequot Lakes back

Steven 4 years

Julianne 3 years


Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Eve day.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Photo Number 1778

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.Merry Christmas from Rev and family  DL Antiques
Merry Christmas from Rev and family  DL Antiques back
A Merry Christmas from Rev. + Mrs. Masted ~ Yvonne + Carol
I found several Reverends…Fred, Lars and Harold…
The dress that the Mrs is wearing is possibly from the 1940’s?? 
Thanks for stopping by.
Update from Iggy:
Agnes Margrete "Aggie" Lien Masted (b. Sep. 28, 1913 d. Jan. 18, 2008 :  Was the wife of Rev. Walter Masted and mother of Yvonne, Carol, and Wanda.

The Rev. Masted died in 1945 - within a few years after this Christmas Card was sent out. Your photo-dating (the dress) is spot on.  He died following a surgery.

In 1937 Walter and Agnes were married in Duluth.   He served Lutheran congregations in Duluth, and the Detroit Lakes communities of Richwood and Bakke, he was serving in Greenbush when he died. 

This photo went Full Circle 113 on April 13, 2015.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Full Circle 100

I am pleased to report that we have reached a milestone on this blog!  We have reached Full Circle 100.

Yesterday my husband and I were invited to lunch by Missy and Chad.   They drove up to Park Rapids and we had a lovely lunch and visit. 

It seems they did a search for relatives on the internet and found a photo of Chad’s Grandmother and a handwritten note by his Great Grandmother here on Forgotten Old Photos..   They weren’t so sure what to do.  Missy left a message on the blog and I contacted her through email.

They would like to find out more about their family and hope to do some more research.

This was a photo featured in 2010.  It was the only photo where I have found a note tucked in behind the photo.  Many of you long time readers will remember it I am sure.

Photo 245

 Photo Number 245

Photo 245 letter

It took a long time for this Full Circle to be completed.

Missy and Chad want to thank Iggy for his research, it was his research that helped find Alta and her daughter Marie.  The only memories Chad has of his Grandmother are when she was in the Nursing Home.

I had to smile.  Some relatives of Chads are skeptical, I hope it will help when they see Alta’s handwriting.  They also figured I would charge a huge fee for the photo.   No so…I mail one photo to families free of charge although I appreciate reimbursement for postage and handling.. or lunch in town!  ( Just kidding)   I think of these forgotten photos as a kindness to pass along someday.

On the way up north Missy and Chad stopped for a break and had a small lunch…as it turns out another couple paid for their lunch…gestures of kindness follow a person everywhere!

I am thrilled to return this photo to family! This Full Circle 100 marks 199 photos that have been returned to family.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Photo Number 1777

This is a photo from a little shop in East Grand Forks Minnesota.
Jimmie Mildred and Jamie Grand Forks ND
Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas
Jimmie, Mildred and Jamie
We have a bonus with this one.
Jimmie Mildred and Jamie Grand Forks ND
Franklin Herefords  Slater MO
That must be little Jamie in the truck!  I bet his last name is Franklin. 
That looks to me like a 1947 Two Ton Truck…but I am no expert on vehicles.  It looks like a well used truck so this photo was most likely taken in the 1950’s sometime.  He has been hunting.
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Update from Iggy:
James L(eroy?) Franklin (February 23, 1920 - September 27, 2001) and Mildred A. Franklin (September 3, 1914 - June 26, 2008) owned the Franklin Polled Hereford Farm outside of Slater, Missourri.

Their son, also "Jim," apparently still lives there.

The truck is indeed a a 1947-1955 era Chevrolet "Grain Truck". The back actually hinged like a dump truck.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Photo Number 1776

This is a Real Photo Postcard that I purchased from Larry’s Garage sale near Grand Rapids Minnesota.
I saw the date and had to purchase it.
Wedding December 20
A lovely young couple…it looks like they are on their way someplace. A honeymoon trip??
Wedding December 20 back Garage Sales Grand Rapids
Married December 20, 1912  At Home
To Effie Sherwood
From Will + Maud Frederickson
Winterset, Ia  R1
I hope they were married a good long time.
My husband and I were also married on December 20…57 years later.
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Update from Iggy:
William Frederickson (b. May 1889 d. 1972 ) and his wife, Maude Ellen Nelson Frederickson (b. 1889 d. 1973)  appear to have been married for 60 years. They are buried in Winterset City Cemetery, Winterset, Madison County, Iowa.

Their only child, son, Roderic William Frederickson (b. May 17, 1916 d. Oct. 3, 2010) is buried in Mount Airy, Carroll County, Maryland (Baltimore).

This photo went Full Circle 103 on December 29 2014.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Photo Number 1775

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Mrs ridenbaugh DL antiques
A lady standing out on the back steps.
Mrs ridenbaugh DL antiques back
Larimore N.D. 12/7/10
Here, here! Come out of those deep thoughts +come up.  Thank you very much for the card.  We knew it was some of Will’s work.  With Best Wishes  Mrs W.T. Ridenbaugli ? Ridenbaugh
Mrs ridenbaugh DL antiques back
Mrs ridenbaugh DL antiques back
The postcard was sent to Mr. Frank Taylor  Box 228 Grand Forks N.Dak.
Cyko postcards were used from  1904 to the 1920’s.
Mrs ridenbaugh DL antiques
A huge barrel probably for water and a coal bucket on top.
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Update from Iggy:
Caroline Norris Ridenbaugh (1867 - 1942)  While she and her husband William T. are buried in Indiana, they lived in Larimore, ND in 1910 according to the US Census. 
William is listed as a brakeman for a railroad and blacksmith.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Photo Number 1774

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Grand Forks North Dakota.
Ellen L and her tree Grand Forks ND
Ellen L. and her tree
ELKO Film Developers …a company that developed film has marked  the corners.  They apparently had their own design.
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Update from Iggy:
Ellen LaVerne Nagle was born on December 20, 1923 in Manvel, ND, the daughter of Walter and Rose (Murphy) Nagle.

Ellen married Odin Hoverson on February 23, 1943. The couple made their home in Manvel where together they farmed and raised their eight children.

Perhaps one of their children will find this blog post someday...and I will return the photo to them.
This photo went Full Circle 108 on March 9, 2015

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Photo Number 1773

This is a postcard from a garage sale/flea market space that Larry owns near Grand Rapids Minnesota.

Merry Christmas from your cousin Garage Sales Grand Rapids

Merry Christmas from your cousin Garage Sales Grand Rapids back

Will send you this picture for your Xmas gift from Santa it don’t look so good but guess itll pass  Merry Xmas from your cousin

Perhaps Hanna sent it?

It is addressed to Miss Bertha Brukel  Milan Ill ( Milan is a small town near Moline Ill it is just south of Davenport Iowa.)

At any rate it is a postcard that was used from 1904 to 1918.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Photo Number 1772

These are photos from the Then and Now Antique Shop in Alexandria Minnesota.

Arthur Stanz  Two Now and Then Alexandria

Arthur Stanz  Two Now and Then Alexandria back

Both photos are marked on the back with one name.  Arthur Stanz or Stauz or Stonz ?

Arthur Stanz Now and Then Alexandria

Now we have a clue.  Two men are wearing Minnesota shirts under their suits.  Do you suppose this was taken at the University of Minnesota?  A fraternity or some other men’s group.  There seems to be lots of trees in the photo…Forestry students?

These photos must be from the 1940’s or early 1950’s.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Photo Number 1771

Time to start looking at some Christmas Photos and  Postcards that were sent out at Christmas time.

This first one is from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota

Christmas Greetings 1908 Mrs leckley  DL Antiques

Look at those hats!  Did you notice the side windows next to the door…pretty fancy for 1908.

Christmas Greetings 1908 Mrs leckley  DL Antiques back

Christmas Greetings 1908

Mrs. J. T. Zepley ?  Zeplerj?  Zeklirj ? Zekley ?

Christmas Greetings 1908 Mrs leckley  DL Antiques back

Since it is just signed by the Missus I wonder with whom she is standing?  A brother?  or a friend? He wears a wedding ring…perhaps it is her husband and she just ignored him in the greeting.

Azo postcards like this one with the triangles going up in the stamp box were used from 1904 to 1918.  So the date that is noted on the postcard is true to form.

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Christmas Greetings 1908 Mrs leckley  DL Antiques

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Photo Number 1770

This is an snapshot from the antique shop in Royalton Minnesota.

January 1949 Snow Royalton Antiques

January 1949

This gal has a fancy pair of overshoes or “rubbers” as they were called.   Her overshoes are fur trimmed.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Photo Number 1769

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

Evelyn April 16 1927 DL ANtiques Number 1769

Evelyn April 16 1927 DL ANtiques back Number 1769

April 16, 1927    Evelyn

Two ladies in hats and winter fur trimmed coats with one holding a dog.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Photo Number 1768

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Duluth Minnesota.

March 5 1966 Luke Duluth

March 5 1966 Luke Duluth back

March 5 1966

Me again

How do I look in your red hat?  Guess we have a little bit snow!  “Luke” loved it tho. Think I make a good looking boy?  No I don’t!

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A little elf must have hijacked my Windows Live Writer's ability to post a blog.  All is well except for that one little glitch.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Photo Number 1767

Another wintery snapshot, this one from the antique shop in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Dogs PR Antiques

Two dogs one noticeably larger than the other.  These might be German Shepherds or they might be a cross with some kind of Husky.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Photo Number 1766

This is a wintery snapshot from the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota.

Sled dogs Brainerd Antiques

Sleds and sled dogs and three men…someplace cold.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Photo Number 1765

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.

Craigs Marieta

Craigs Marieta back

Marietta Barton?/Boston?

taken at Alameda Calif  1912

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Photo Number 1764

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Craigs  Grandma Sara Walker
A lovely older woman.  The Photography Studio was in Wichita.
Craigs  Grandma Sara Walker
Craigs  Grandma Sara Walker back
Grandma Sara Walker
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Update from Iggy:
There are a number of possibilities, but I think perhaps Sarah E. Carr Walker
b. Oct. 9, 1837 d. Sep. 20, 1918 Maple Grove Cemetery 
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Photo Number 1763

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Craigs   Mrs Dilley
A photo of a woman.
Craigs   Mrs Dilley back
Mrs. J.T. Dilley Mitchell Ind and a date Feb 28 1900.
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Update from Iggy:
 Mr. Joseph T. Dilley (b. May 11, 1852) married Susan E Guthrie (d. June 28, 1913) around 10 Feb 1879.

Mr. Dilley was the Mitchell, Indiana Grocery Store owner, Post Master and later Mayor (1909). Susan Guthrie was is second wife and they had no children

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Photo Number 1762

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Craigs Ira Clark Jones
Ira Clark Jones
This is more than likely a graduation photo…I will guess 1910 give or take a few years. 
Craigs Ira Clark Jones studio name
Townsend Studio of Iowa City, IA was the photographer.
The young man wears one of those collars…they came in several different styles.  I believe this detachable collar’s style is called a Stanley.
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Update from Iggy:
I think this is Ira Clark Jones (23 Dec 1896 in Benton Township, Benton County, Iowa - 16 Dec 1978 in Concord, Contra Costa, California) Like many of Craig's photo's, the subject or their family ended up on the west coast.

Ira married Irene Frances August (5 Jan 1903 in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania - 20 May 1948 in Contra Costa, California) and they had at least one son, Robert (c. 1926 in Pennsylvania).

I find it interesting that Ira lived in North Bergen, Hudson, New Jersey in 1930.
Burial : Memory Gardens Concord CA