Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Photo Number 2690

This is Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Ottertail Minnesota.

Cab card Ottertail 2

The photo was taken by a Traveling Artist by the name of C W Widger

Sadly the photo is not marked.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Photo Number 2689

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Ottertail Minnesota.

Cab Card Ottertail 3 Dr Frank Lee

J H Woods was the photographer in Beatrice Nebraska

Cab Card Ottertail 3 Dr Frank Lee

I did not notice the name on this photo until I scanned it.

I believe it says Dr Frank Lee Beatrice Neb

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Photo Number 2688

This is a photo from the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota.  This is an 8 X 10 photo.

A Man relaxing Brainerd ant

A gentleman relaxing in his home most likely some time in the 1940’s.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Full Circle 160

This Full Circle began with a comment left on the blog.

W.M.Doty Michigan Number 1507 (2)

Photo Number 1507 that appeared on this blog on March 18, 2014 (some things take time.)

Millie Wrote:

William Martin Doty has an orphaned photo on your site, number 1507. He is my father's maternal grandfather. He was a good-looking guy for his time. I think that my dad had his nose. . I have my dad's nose. Lol

Interesting that you live in rural MN. I was born and raised in St Paul, MN. Most of my seven siblings still live there. Me in Wisconsin, a brother in MD, and one in CA, are the only ones that are not still in MN. My dad grew up in Battle Creek, MI, and my best friend in college was from there too, coincidentally.
My mom was born and raised in St Paul, herself. Do you happen to have any idea where this photo was found? A flea market or garage sale? The Dotys were really (in that branch) concentrated in Indiana and that family only, in So-Central Michigan. My grandpa, Lila Doty's husband George Griffin, was "adopted" (taken from his mother and given to a farm family) in 1885. We just in the last six months finally got DNA confirmation of his birth father, a Westmoreland. It was a newly discovered, third cousin from the Westmorelands, that shared the link to the picture. Thanks so much for listing it!

Hi Millie, I will find the photo and get it off in the mail in the next few days.

It was purchased at an antique shop in California.   A fellow named Craig got tired of searching for relatives so he mailed a bunch of photos to me.

Thank you for sharing a bit of the family history.  I will include that info in the Full Circle post I write after you have received the photo.  Please let me know when it has arrived!  Connie

I finally got the photo in the mail, I had company and was really busy.

( I commented that I thought William Doty was very handsome! )

Millie wrote:

Willie Martin Doty is pictures in the photo you just sent me, and I really appreciate it! He was my father's mother's father. He was indeed a good looking guy. His distinctive looking "Roman nose", as my mom always called that aristocratic English nose of his, with the bump maybe halfway down the bridge, has been passed on to many of us. I am the seventh of eight kids. Not one of us looks "just like" the other, but five of us have that distinctive nose. LOL.
I also plan to scan it and make copies for one cousin, and for a cousin's "grand-daughter-in-law". I love that you have located descendants for so many people pictured in these old, orphaned photographs! Another interesting fact about William Martin Doty pictured here in about 1885, is that his son Verner Doty (my dad's great-uncle) ended up becoming a professional photographer of some accomplishment, in the 1920s and 30s in Battle Creek, Michigan, where this photo was taken. It makes me wonder if he had this very copy in his possession at some point!

(Daughter of Russell Griffin, who was son of Lila Doty and George Griffin, with Lila Doty being the daughter of "Willie" Doty)

I also emailed a copy of this photo to another relative.


I truly appreciate you posting the picture of my Grandfather-in-law's Grandfather's ( William Doty) picture! I tried posting on the picture blog but it won't let me post. My Grandfather-in-law comes from Lewis's line. I'd like a copy of the picture! Please let me Know how much.

Thank you,


I emailed her a copy and asked if Millie was a cousin?


I appreciate the copies! Yes, Millie is a cousin.

Thank you,


So this was  kind of a double Full Circle!

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Photo Number 2687

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Fergus Falls Minnesota.

Lady in plaid dress FF ant

The photographer is Rice in New Hampton, Iowa

I purchased this cabinet card because the woman is wearing a plaid gown. You don’t see plaid very often, the fabric was expensive.

This type of cabinet card with the flowers and the banner are seen once in awhile.  I have always wondered if these were photos taken previously, the person died and then they had more photos made in this type of presentation to send to relatives who lived farther away..

The photo is not marked.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Full Circle 159

This Full Circle began with a phone call.  Yes, a phone call.  It was Bruce and he said “Connie is it you that has the Forgotten Old Photos Blog?”  I said “yes”…it seems I featured a photo of his Grandfather and his Dad.  He stumbled onto the photo from a Google search.

group photo DL ant Number 2000 (2)

Photo Number 2000

Bruce’s Dad is one of the little boys in the front row.

It seems this family photo was sold by an Aunt to an antique buyer…and I bought it from the antique store.

Bruce lives about 10 miles from me, he is a very accomplished fiber artist.  In fact he was the one who got my spinning wheel spinning.  I knew his Mother quite well.

I was very happy to return this photo to him.  Bruce was thrilled that this photo was saved!  He gave me 5 pounds of Wild Rice in exchange for the photo!

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Photo Number 2686

This is a photo from the antique shop in Fergus Falls Minnesota.

Kathaleen Quiletz 1920  FF ant

Kathaleen Quiletz 1920  FF ant back

J A Johnson was the photographer in Breckenridge Minn

June 1920  Kathaleen Quilitz

I think her name might be Kathleen

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