Sunday, May 3, 2015

Photo Number 1891

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Woodward child Craigs Azo Postcard Triangles up and down
Elenore Marie Woodward  Age 8 m.
This is actually a Real Photo Postcard tucked into a larger frame.  It is an Azo Real Photo Postcard and it is from 1918 to 1930.
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Update fron Iggy:
This appears to be Eleanor Marie Woodward (27 Mar 1914 in Illinois - 31 May 1996 in Palo Alto, San Mateo, California), the daughter of James Taylor Woodward (1885 – 1943) and Berenice Dorothy Salveson (1892 – 1943).

Eleanor married Everett Ernest Wentworth Purkey (1905 – 1979). I think she had two daughters.

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  1. This appears to be Eleanor Marie Woodward (27 Mar 1914 in Illinois - 31 May 1996 in Palo Alto, San Mateo, California), the daughter of James Taylor Woodward (1885 – 1943) and Berenice Dorothy Salveson (1892 – 1943).

    Eleanor married Everett Ernest Wentworth Purkey (1905 – 1979). I think she had two daughters.

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  2. I hope that is her. I had a couple thoughts. Isn't 1914 before the date the cards were made, or is the 1918-1930 an estimate? I don't know much about the process of putting the photo on a card, but after doing some brightness and contrast changes to try to make out a location, it appears the photographer's mark is Buffalo NY, so I was expecting the baby to have been born closer to that area. Or is the photographer print something that is on the card before pictures are added (sort of like a Kodak stamp). The other thing that had me stuck was trying to figure out the spelling of Elinore, as it appears to be with an i on the photo, so depending who wrote it, seems like it would be spelled that way if it was the mother, but if someone else wrote the name, then there is always chances for misspelling. Either way, I had too many possible hits to wade through in my short time, but I was only looking at those that were born in 1917 or later, since the cards supposedly were from 1918, and the baby being 8 months, I figured I could go backwards into 1917.

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  3. According to this site: http://www.playle.com/realphoto/

    AZO's could date back to 1904. Perhaps Far Side could see the back and determine which set of "triangles" this card has?

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  4. The postcard has two triangles up and two down so that dates it to 1918 to 1930. After looking at the back of the card the photographer was H.A. Meldrum of Buffalo NY. Perhaps it is Elinore with an I.??

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    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._A._Meldrum_Company_Building The postcard was produced by/through a department store - I'll see if the Buffalo location "changes things" :)

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    2. I couldn't find any sort of match located "near-ish" Buffalo.

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  5. I wonder if the card, since it was produced by/through a department store, could have had some sort of traveling photographer? (Just wondering out loud, lol!)

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