Saturday, November 25, 2017

Photo Number 2784

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.  This is a Cyko postcard that was used from 1904 to 1920.

Alma Lee DL ant

Alma Lee DL ant back

I will send you my confirmation picture.  Your loving friend  Alma Lee

The postcard is addressed to Mrs Peter Brooks Ada Minn

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I wish there was a way to figure out how Alma Lee was connected to Mrs. Peter Brooks, but I guess it will have to suffice to start with discovering something about the Brooks family first.

    It looks like Peter Cunliffe Brooks was born in Manchester, England, in 1879, and came to Minnesota by way of Canada, where he served in their Expeditionary Force. His wife was the former Clara Helen Gordon, apparently a Minnesota native. Both of them are buried in the Ada cemetery in Norman County.

    I couldn't find any hints to help figure out who Alma Lee was, other than some census records showing a young Alma Lee (born around 1901) living with her parents Gilbert and Karen in another township in the same county.

    Does that seem like the right time frame? There is an older Alma Lee in the same county, but much before that date. Researching a surname like Lee is a challenge, even in such a small town like Ada at that time period.

    1. Thank you, yes I think that this photo is probably from around 1915-1917 so am Alma Lee born about 1901 fits.


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