Sunday, November 23, 2014

Photo Number 1755

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Real Photo Postcard Azo Triangles up and down  Gal in a different style dressPR Antiques

I wonder if the young girl did the embroidery on her dress? This is an Azo Postcard with triangles up and down which would date the photo from 1918 to 1930.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Photo Number 1754

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

Women and Plants DL Antiques

I wonder if this was taken in a studio with lots of  plants or if the photographer took this image in the ladies home?

It was probably taken right around 1900.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Photo Number 1753

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

4 girls and one boy Postcard  Dorset Antiques

Four girls and a little boy.  The two girls on the right look like twins to me. 

The Postcard is not a normal one…so it is impossible to date.  I will guess that this one is from around 1920.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Photo Number 1752

This is a photo from the first antique shop in Dorset Minnesota.

Always Dorothy Dorset 1

Always, Dorothy

Too bad we don’t know Dorothy’s last name.  I think this photo is from the 1930’s.  Most likely a graduation photo.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Full Circle 93

Another Full Circle!

La Cross Wisc Cab Card CPCP Number 1526

Napoleon and Olive La Fore Photo Number 1526

Many Thanks to Iggy and grandmavickiann for the research!

Napoleon and Olive's Children
Jess Sylvester LaFore (26 Jan 1895 - May 1969)
Harry Edward LaFore (11 Aug 1896-3 Jan 1972)
Bessie La Veelia A LaFore (18 Jan 1901 - ?)
Vernon LaFore (2 Dec 1902 - Apr 1986 in Minnesota)
Spenser M. LaFore (16 Feb 1905 - 22 Nov 1991)

Mari left me a comment on the blog:

Napoleon and Olive LaFore were my grandparents. Harry was my father. I recognize all the other names as relatives.

She contacted me by email and I mailed off the photo. We corresponded by email.Napoleon and Dustin


I just put this photo of my son when he was in high school next to Napoleon's photo...what do you think?
This is a good time to say that one picture is worth a thousand words! This too is weird...when I mentioned to my son Dustin, that my grandmother's name was Olive he said that just a few days before that Danielle had said that maybe they could name their baby Olive it is a girl! That is NOT a common name at all...just one more piece of the puzzle from the past for our family ;)

BTW, you are an angel for what you are doing! You are connecting loved ones that may have never had the chance to "meet" this lifetime anyway!

I asked about a Full Circle Post:

Maybe we could put that photo of Napoleon alongside of Dustin (his great grandson) on that FULL CIRCLE POST.
It's as if they were looking for us too because with an hour of my discussion with my son they appeared on your blog.
You are a conduit for the living and those crossed over and you bring them together in a most delightful way.
Heartfelt thanks.


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Photo Number 1751

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

CdV Muilien Lady  DL Antiques

A very elegant lady in a heavy looking dress with lots of ruffles and trims.   I think this is most likely from the 1870’s.

George or? Deane  Muilin/ Mielin

CdV Muilien Lady  DL Antiques back

The Bower Brothers were the photographers in East Liberty, PA

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Full Circle 92

Iggy found an address for this Full Circle and I sent off a copy of the blog. ( Often I do that…many times my letter is just ignored…some people are just not interested.)

Melvin was thrilled.  I was happy to return the photo to him.

Craigs Scan Elsie and Herbert Number 1707

Photo Number 1707 Herbert and Elsie Graffenius

Melvin wrote:

Dear Connie,

What a wonderful surprise.  My thanks to you for the photo (when received).  It will complete a set.  Enclosed please find the rest of the family.

Left to right

Gustave (my Dad) 1903 to 1989)





Graffenius photo these go with number 1707

Aunt Else (Elsie) was my Godmother. Herbert never married.

I have chased the Graffenius clan back to the 1720’s.  This photo will fit into my family tree very nicely.  Thanks again.

Melvin Graffenius

So another Full Circle! 

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