Monday, May 16, 2016

Photo Number 2241

This is a Real Photo Postcard from The Log Cabin Antique Shop near Park Rapids Minnesota.

Girls from Willmar LOg Cabin Ant

Six gals.  The photographer was William Elkjer he was a photographer in Willmar Minn from 1918-1928.

Girls from Willmar LOg Cabin Ant back

It is an Azo Postcard used from 1918 to 1930.

Miss Carlson          Miss Munson

Rosella                    Don’t get scared

Miss Henjum            Miss Stadsvold

Taken 2 mins before train time

I wonder if the photographer was hanging out at the Train Station looking for customers?

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I wonder if they were teachers? On the 1920 census there are two sisters named Henjum living in Kandiyohi County. Both are listed as teachers. Selma age 28 and Josephine age 26.

  2. Odd ordering with the names - can't tell if the left column is the front/back row in the photo. Some of them seem to look a bit younger than the others.

    I think MJM is has the "right" Henjum woman between the two - I vote for Josephine but it could well be Selma.

    Perhaps Ethel K. Michels nee' Munson
    Spicer, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, USA
    Born: 8 May 1904
    Died: 7 Jan 1996

    This Ethel was a candy sales-person. They may have been (college or church) mates.

    1. I think if you tip the names on the postcard to the right...the Don't get scared is in the bottom center.

    2. Looking at the family names in the area at the time - I think Munson is actually Monson.

      Emma Monson
      Age: 23
      Birth Year: abt 1897
      Birthplace: Minnesota
      Home in 1920: Willmar, Kandiyohi, Minnesota
      Street: 2nd St E
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Relation to Head of House: Daughter
      Marital Status: Single
      Father's name: John M Monson
      Father's Birthplace: Sweden
      Mother's name: Carolina Monson
      Mother's Birthplace: Sweden
      Able to Speak English: Yes
      Occupation: Teacher
      Industry: Business College

      Which would tie in with what MJM was saying.

    3. "Selma Henjum returned last week from Willmar where she attended the Willmar Business College"

      Source -

    4. Ethel Viola Carlson attended this school too.

      Find A Grave Memorial# 56809657

      The memorial is maintained by a Carlson - who might be a relative.

    5. I sent an email to Steve at Find A Grave.


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