No theme this week, just some more album pages I have worked on. Happy 100 Sepia Saturday to Everyone! I did write my “100” entry 2 weeks ago and it is the Tait and Lingenfelter Album entry which you can go back a little to view.
From Antelope Valley, Ca Swap Meet
Found some pages from an album someone once made. Had to dig through the trunk and find what items went together. We have our swap meet twice a year here, I went back just recently in October and the same vendor was there with the trunk of photos and I went through it again and found more photos from this family after seeing locations, photographers and writing on backs, but they wanted around $8-$10 per photo. So I had to pass as I dont normally spend that much on one individual photo unless the content just really screams at me something special.
Remember to click on any images for a larger view.
Says “Johnny and Doris” on the back, part is torn off as it was once glued on the black paper, it looks like the last name may say “Griswold” but the first letter is missing or any others. Taken at “Osborn Studio, Dickinson, N.D.”
This one reads “Johnny 1908” Cabinet Card Photo from “Currie, Dickinson, N.D.”
These ones says “Homer” and then “The two Dorothy’s – Dorothy Meadows and Our Dorothy”
On the backside of this page there is this photo
It reads “Taken when Homer was studying Photography. The top two he calls “firelight pictures” and he was making tests with a new lens. The lower right was taken in 1914″. Sadly this page was cut off and I just have a small portion of the red firelight photo.
Now we get to the fun ones! Well I enjoyed this one album page that is almost fully intact front and back. It says “When I was a little girl. Upper Left Dorothy and I”
At left – Dorothy and I in front of the old farm house, south of Mott, North Dakota. 1916
Last page reads
My fifth Birthday September 3, 1915 (all the children are numbered so you can place who is who)
1. Caroline Rockwell
2. Laveta Acklin
3. Genevieve McCain
4. Fern Acklin
5. Ruthy Boyd
6. Glenna Mae Acklin
7. Ramona Iverson
8. Miriam Eldridge
9. Sibil Iverson
10. Dorothy Rockwell
I love the photo on the left that says “Me, with my Christmas favorites, 1915”
As I am writing this blog I have finally figured out who wrote these pages! Miriam! As I can peel back some of the photo of the girl with her dolls and see it says “Miriam” on the back in old ink script. And Miriam is in the party photo listed as “Miriam Eldridge”
The other photo says “Seventh Birthday, 1917. Eileen Ducansen, Edna Chin and Ruth Boyd in Back. Lucy Hastings, me, ?, Glenna Acklin, Cera Bintz, ?, in front.”
Photos at bottom right are “Miriam with her cupid doll”
and “Take with a little friend on a wintery North Dakota Day”
Census info found on the net.