Friday, November 28, 2014

Photo Number 1759

This is a snapshot from the Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Dress with huge bow and silk stockings Tin Ceiling

A dress with a big bow and a dropped waist.  Looks like she is wearing silk stocking too!  This photo is most likely from the 1920’s.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Photo Number 1758

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota.

In Westhope 1929 Brainerd antiques

In Westhope – 1929-

There is a Westhope North Dakota way up in the northern part of the state in Bottineau County.

This is the photo I chose for Thanksgiving…this group looks like they are traveling someplace…perhaps to a dinner with family.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Photo Number 1757

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

CdV Lady with strange trim on dress DL Antiques

I bought this CdV because of the bustle and the strange trim on the front of this gals dress.  It looks to be some kind of beaded decoration.  I am not sure if it is Native American or not.

CdV Lady with strange trim on dress DL Antiques back

The photographer was E.S. Hill from St. Cloud Minnesota. He was in business from 1888 to 1914.  I will guess that this photo was taken in 1888 or thereabouts.

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CdV Lady with strange trim on dress DL Antiques

Close up of the trim.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Photo Number 1756

This is a CdV from the Third Antique Shop in Dorset Minnesota.

Lady with huge collar Dorset Antiques 3

John Phillips was in Lake City Minnesota from 1878 to 1879 according to the Minnesota Historical Society Photographer listings. A son took over for him…and then John moved on to Red Wing.  There are several Photographers with the last name Phillips.

The lady wears a dress with a bustle…it might be what they call a Natural Form Bustle which is a straight skirt that hugs the legs.  Natural Form Bustles were in fashion from 1877 to 1882.  

The high collar and long sleeves with pleats and trims and the bodice with pleats and buttons and a bow at the waist are all very interesting.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Full Circle 94

I am happy to report another Full Circle.  Iggy found an obituary and from there a name and an address.

I sent off a copy of the blog.

Capt Millard o Rorke Detroit lakes Number 1740

I heard from Marilyn…the baby in Photo Number 1740


I received your letter and if the photo is 1943 it is not me.  I was born in 1944.  However, the baby looks about the right age of a month or so and that would have been right since my birth was in April.  Yes, please send the pic to me.  If it is not me in the photo then I will get it to the right cousin.  Thanks

Capt Millard O Borke  Detroit lakes Ant back Number 1740

I suggested that perhaps the year is wrong.

I mailed off the photo.

Thank you for the picture.  My Grandma, Laura, had gorgeous auburn hair.  Only one cousin of 17 cousins was lucky enough to get the red hair. 
I am sending you something for the postage and handling.  Keep up the good work.

When people mark photos often they are elderly…photos can be miss marked by a year. 

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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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