Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Photo Number 1841

These are snapshots from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Feb 1937 Roads  two DL ant

Feb 1937 Roads DL ant

The photos are marked on the back Feb 1937.

My Dad says the automobile is a Model A but he couldn’t tell the make or year.

Years ago many country roads were only plowed once a year in the spring before the spring thaw.   My Dad remembers those days.  His brothers often accompanied the breaking snow plow and would help shovel when the snow was too deep or too hard for the snowplow to break the drifts.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Photo Number 1840

Here are two snapshots that may go together. They are from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Barn in snow DL ant

Hay wagon in snow DL ant

A barn and another building and hayracks in the snow.

I think we often forget how hard it must have been to struggle with snow in the farmyard…the animals still had to be fed.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Photo Number 1839

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Inger Dl ant

Inger Dl ant back
It was postmarked Feb 5 1909 at Moorhead Minnesota
It is addressed to Miss Lena Dokken Kindred N.D.   R.3
Hello Lena: Thanks for your letter. Will ans. when I get time.  These “guys” are Minnie Olsen, Inger K. and I.  We all room together at 605 6th S.  Moorhead M.  So you can address our mail over there.  Greet Inga
Lovingly Inger P.
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Update from Iggy:
There is a Minnie Olsen listed as a resident in Fargo, North Dakota in 1910 - working as a bookkeeper.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Photo Number 1838

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
1020 someplace Willmar photographer DL ant
1020 someplace…possibly Willmar Minnesota
1020 someplace Willmar photographer DL ant back
S.L.Benton remains a mystery.  Cyko Real Photo Postcards were used from 1904 to the 1920’s.
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Update from Iggy:
I think this might be the Solon L Benton family showing Hattie C, his wife, three daughters, oldest one Beulah, and youngest being son Donald per 1920 US census they lived on Campbell Avenue. Solon was a Land Office manager.
1020 Campbell Avenue, Willmar, shows a house that matches the one in the photo above. Going by the children's ages, The photo dates to about 1917, Beulah was born c. 1909 and Donald c. 1915.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Photo Number 1837

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

1936 snow DL ant

Feb 29 1936

1936 snow DL ant back

Snow on Feb 29 1936.  Taken on the 5th Saturday in Feb.

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FYI:  Five Saturdays in February is a rare calendar combination that happens every 28 years.  1936, 1964, 1992 and we can look forward to it in 2020.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Photo Number 1836

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

Marie DL Ant

It is marked Miss Mable Tompson

MarieDL Ant back

Miss Marie Bjornstad is the name on the back.

This is a Montauk Real Photo Postcard used in 1909.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Photo Number 1855

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

The home place Chaffee ND DL antiques

The home place Chaffee ND DL antiques back

Taken Feb 9 1946 The Driveway

On the home place Chaffee N.D.  By Ester Krueger

Aunt Rose

The Home Place

I think Ester must have taken the photo.  There are two different handwritings on the back of this photo.   It looks like a beautiful red barn, I wonder if it is still standing?

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