Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Photo Number 2780

This is a photo of a painting that was sent to me by Al in Ontario Canada.  He is a long time “Forgottens” reader. 

Hi Connie:

     I can't say I'm back because I never left. I follow your exploits religiously but have not been able to do much in the way of chasing old photos because the prices here  to buy and/or collect have gotten ridiculous.

     I'm writing to you this time in hopes you can steer me in the right direction. Several years ago while doing family research in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, we ran across a painting of my wife's 3x gr-grandmother with her three daughters. The gentleman we talked to at the time was looking after the property of his sister - to whom the painting belonged - who was in a nursing home. We left a letter with him asking him to contact us if he or his sister ever wanted to part with the painting. Luckily, he took a photograph of the painting and sent it to us. As I'm sure you can guess, both the brother and sister passed away and the painting, along with the house and contents, went to a niece who auctioned some item off and sold the rest to antique dealers. She is certain the painting went to an American dealer.

     Here's my problem and question: I would like to put the photograph of the painting online in hopes someone will recognize it and get in touch with me. Would you happen to know how to go about doing this? Any suggestions you may have will certainly be appreciated.

Take care


Cambridge, Ontario

PS: I've attached a copy of the photo of the painting for your interest. We think the painting of the soldier above the mantel was also in the house when everything was sold and we think he is the father-in-law of the lady in the painting (i.e. my wife's 4x gr grandfather). The painting may look a little strange because the photo we received was taken on an angle and had to be skewed using photoshop to give you a straight-on view.

Ann (Whitlock) Hatch &  3   Daughters

I suggested Facebook as a way to reach a number of people…but Al is not on Facebook.  I also wondered about the paperwork that had to go along with the painting when it went across the border…I have no idea if it is traceable that way or not. 

So we are reaching out to the readers to see what they think.

Here is what Al knows.

Hi Connie;

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I am not on facebook so that option is out - but it would be wonderful if you could put it on "the forgottens" and see if your readers have any suggestions. Everything we do now is a step forward.

    The lady in the painting is Ann (Whitlock) Hatch, born at Saint John, New Brunswick, ca 1787, daughter of William and Jane (Hallett) Whitlock. She married at Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, 21 Jul 1808, Harris Hatch, son of Christopher and Elizabeth (Talman) Hatch. The three girls are her daughters but I am unable to put names to them since I don't know the date of the painting. The painting originally hung in the family home in Saint Andrews but was given by later buyers of the home to another family in Saint Andrews. The last person to possess the painting died in 2004 and her possessions were sold as I described earlier.

    Ann (Whitlock) Hatch is my wife's 3x Gr-Grandmother, and as much as we would like to get the painting back in the family, we are mainly concerned with locating it and knowing it is safe.

    I really appreciate your help - it will be interesting to see what you hear back.


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Monday, November 20, 2017

Photo Number 2779

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

25th wedding anniversary DL ant

A family two boys and four girls with their parents.25th wedding anniversary DL ant back

25th Wedding Anniversary Nov 17 1916

Ruah family ?

Hans Rurh? Daltn Brochr family

Relatives through Syver Baneln 1st wife Rochery

25th wedding anniversary DL ant back

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Photo Number 2778

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Ardell Alvina Hogenson DL ant
Ardell Alvina Hogenson DL ant back
Ardell Alvina Hogenson Age 3 months + 7 days
This is a Vitava Postcard that was used from 1925 –1934.
The photographer was Skrivseth in Williston ND
A possibility from MJM: 
This might be Ardelle Haagenson, born 1928 in South Dakota according to the 1930 census. She is living with her parents in 1930 and 1940 in Williston, Williams County, North Dakota. Parents are Julius and Nellie Haagenson. The parents are buried in West Salem, Polk County, Oregon.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Photo Number 2777

This is a interesting postcard that I could not resist.  It is a photograph that has been embossed.

A start in Business Nevis ant


In very small print is: Copyrite 1906 by Woodward + Tiernan Printing Co St. Louis USA

A start in Business Nevis ant back

The back of the card

Mailed on Mar 12 1908 from Brook????Minn

It was mailed to Miss Jennie Master 3614 5th Ave South Minneapolis Minn

Did you notice the small envelope on the front of the postcard?

It held a small slip of paper.

A start in business letter one Nevis

suppose you think we wer disapeared by this time since we haven’t written but we have been kind of busy for some time Have been at our new place two weeks now + I like it first rate, tho it was rather dirty when we came here.  The owner of the place is going to have the house fixed some this spring it will be one muss all the time.

A start in business letter two

until it is ready, but think the place is all right after things once get straightened.  Received the postcard you sent some time ago, well as I’ve no news will close with love from Ted and myself  I remain your sister Clara  Are going home Sunday if the roads are nice.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Photo Number 2776

This is a photo from the shop in Nevis Minnesota.

Tom Thumb photo two Nevis

Another Tom Thumb Photo.  Perhaps she is related to the person in yesterdays photo.  Sadly we may never know for sure.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Photo Number 2775

This is a Tom Thumb Photo from the antique shop near Nevis Minnesota.

Tom Thumb photo one Nevis

This is a small photo it measures 1 inch by 1 1/4 inches tall.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Photo Number 2774

This is a photo from the shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.

1949 Band Pequot Lakes

1949 Band Pequot Lakes back

The band that saw us off in NY  8/15/49

I think that is what it says, the writing was cut off of the photo.

I wonder where they were going?

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