Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Photo Number 1445

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

snowy group DL ant

snowy group DL ant

This group gathered for a photo with two cakes.  I wonder what they were celebrating? This photo was most likely taken ion the 1930’s or early 1940’s.

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  1. Short sleeves in the snow makes for a quick snap. They are hearty Minnesota folk so they are use to it. It is a great old photo.

  2. I wonder if it was for a double birthday. With a crowd that size--and multiple generations--it's possible two people's birthdays were being celebrated.

  3. Looks like one of the cakes has a number "1" candle on it, or maybe it's a 7. At any rate, L.D. hit it on head - those hearty Minnesota folks!!!

    The Jeep on the left dates the photo somewhat, first produced in about 1941 - (but they all looked the same for decades!) - the car on the right is definitely pre-WWII.

  4. Isn't that a Jeep Willys in the background?
    this comment is from Mark sent by email.


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