Friday, January 30, 2015

Photo Number 1810

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.

herbert S  Craigs

Stafford in Minneapolis was the photographer.  In the Minnesota State Historical Records I find him there from 1893 to 1899.

herbert S  Craigs back folder says class of 04

Herbert Stunson? Sternson?  The back of this folder also says Class of 04.

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  1. That handwriting is nearly inscrutable. I'm thinking it might be Stimson or even Stemson.

  2. I wonder who actually wrote the name on the back of the photograph: the subject himself? The photographer? The person who received the picture? I wonder if there is wiggle room for creative spelling...

    Iggy is probably right about the spelling of the name. There is a Herbert W. Stimson in an 1879 Minneapolis city directory--possibly this man's father. And there is a Herbert O. Stimpson there in the 1900 census. Maybe these are possibilities...


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