Thursday, February 19, 2015

Photo Number 1828

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Big Hat winter couple DL

The gentleman wears a double breasted fur lined coat with a fur collar and a bowler hat.  The lady wears a coat trimmed in furs, carries a muff and has a huge hat decorated with something but I cannot even venture a guess.

Big Hat winter couple DL back

The photographer must be The Kregel Photo Parlors  St Paul and Minneapolis.  The postcard is a Azo used from 1904 to 1918.

The Kregels were in business with a number of photo parlors in Minneapolis and St Paul Minnesota from 1910 to 1911.  They seemed to be at the 88th East 7th St Paul Address the longest from 1911 to 1917. They offered a ten minute postcard service.

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  1. Very odd that they are photographed with their coats on.

  2. I can't get over that hat. Or work out how it sits on her head! She must be from Somewhere Else because I don't think she could have found that in a shop in Minnesota.

  3. Fashion is something I just dont get. Wear a lampshade and dead animal skins. Sounds like she just partied too hard!


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