Thursday, December 14, 2017

Photo Number 2803

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Edgewater Dec 1938 DL ant

Edgewater Dec 1938 DL ant back

Dec 1938  Taken at Edgewater Beach Hotel.

I think this was taken in Detroit Lakes Minnesota because there is an Edgewater Beach Hotel there, and it sure looks like the place to me.

This is that same group we have had before.  The Marv, Perc, Ruby, Adeline, Chas, Verna, Alice, George McCarthy, Roy, Vic Ossell and Jinney group.  We now know that Perc was Percy Johnson and Addle was Adeline Johnson.   I have a stack of 25 photos that are of some of this group taken between 1937 and 1942.

I have a hunch that Chas and the gal that took most of the photos are brother and sister…or cousins. I think they were from the Detroit Lakes area, spent a fair amount of time ar Tamarac Wildlife Refuge and had friends in Princeton Minnesota.

I sure hope we can find a home for these old photos.  I have been in contact with a granddaughter of Vic Ossell so we will see what happens next.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Well, it sure helps when you already know the area, doesn't it?! Hope you can find a home for this collection. Sounds like you are close...

  2. Percy had a younger sister named Ruby Clarise. She married a Roy James Carlson. They might be the Ruby and Roy.


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