Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Photo Number 1485

This is an old photo from Craig’s Collection.  I visit this collection from time to time many of the photographs have names.

I thought we would look at some photos of couples this week.

Midkiff Cousin CP

This is more than likely a wedding photograph, they are both wearing flowers.  The photo studio was located in Durand Wisconsin.

Midkiff cousin back CP

Midkiff Cousin that is the only clue we have.  The photo might have been taken about 1910.

Thanks for stopping by.  Do come again.


  1. Possibly (no proof) Rev. Henry Franklin Midkiff (1886-1948) and his wife Elizabeth Ensign Bullis Midkiff (1896 - 1971). He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Rochester, MN (among other places).


    1. Did you notice where your Midkiff is buried? Oak Grove in Detroit Lakes just 30 miles from me! :)

  2. I think the photographer is Raitt. I found a Mazie P Raitt in the 1900 US census working as a photographer - The initials look like they may be her fathers, homas Gosnell Raitt who was also a photographer (at least in 1900). Thomas died on 25 Dec 1904. Must have been a horrible Christmas. Mazie was living in Yakima, Washington in 1908. If they were the photographer(s), the photo might be a little earlier than 1910 -- perhaps 1900? And probably not the Reverend and his wife.

  3. I can't take my eyes off those floofs on either side of the bride's head!

  4. Well, there certainly weren't any Midkiffs in Wisconsin in 1910 that I can find! Of course, that Midkiff could be the bride's maiden name...


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