Saturday, January 31, 2015

Photo Number 1811

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.

Emma and Oda Craigs

Chase was the photographer in Hiawatha Kansas

Emma and Oda Craigs back

Emma Rodgers

Ida Anderson or Oda Anderson

I wonder if they were sisters or just friends?

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Photo Number 1810

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.

herbert S  Craigs

Stafford in Minneapolis was the photographer.  In the Minnesota State Historical Records I find him there from 1893 to 1899.

herbert S  Craigs back folder says class of 04

Herbert Stunson? Sternson?  The back of this folder also says Class of 04.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Photo Number 1809

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Oram Craigs
Harry L. Plummer was the photographer located in the Journal Bldg.  Lewistown, ME.
Oram Craigs back
Yours truly Oram  G.? Laury  H.A. 1907 Oram Robert Lawry, class of 1907, Hebron Academy
This is one of the first photographs I have seen with a double breasted suit coat that is not buttoned up.  He wears a Wing Tip Detachable Collar popular from 1890 to 1920.  He also wears a pair of spectacles.
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Update from Iggy:
Oram Robert Lawry, class of 1907, Hebron Academy  He was born in 1886

Oram was born January 26, 1886 in Knox County Maine, his parents were Adams Davis Lawry and Phylena Emeline Condon Lawry, Orin died August 4, 1976 Knox County Maine. He married Ida Margaret (Leslie). In his daughter Marys Obit he is listed as Dr. Oram Lawry. 

Oram and Ida had three children Mary Lawry Garrett (1912-2009), Dorothy Lowry Aylward and Oram "Buss" Lawry Jr.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Photo Number 1808

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Edgar Craigs
The photographer is Helpling in Wapakoneta O
Edgar Craigs back
Edgar EeshleEichler Wapakoneta Ohio 1919
Looks like a graduation photograph to me.
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Update from Iggy:
Edgar Michael Eichler (Sep. 5, 1898 - Dec. 27, 1950) was the son of Harry John Eichler (1874 - 1953) and Enzil E Burden (1880 - 1974). He died rather young and before both of his parents. He is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Photo Number 1807

This is a CdV from Craig’s Collection.

Grandpa Duncan CDV Craigs

Grandpa Duncan CDV Craigs back

Grandpa Duncan

Huey was the photographer in Windsor Missouri

I will guess that this is a 1870’s photograph.

Grandpa looks how old?  Maybe 50?

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Full Circle 105

This Full Circle began just before Christmas.  From time to time I feature photos from readers.  I featured a photo from Al in February of 2011.  Al collects postcards but occasionally runs onto an old photograph that interests him.

Schoellkopf & Co., July 31, 1907

Photo Number 458

Schoellkopf & Co. July 31 1907

Kat did a search and the conversations began.

Dear Far side of Fifty,
I tried to contact you about photo 458 before via your blog homepage but am not sure if it worked, I hope I am not bothering you. I really love your blog that I found by chance while doing a google search!
My husband is interested in genealogy and found out that he is an ancestor of the Jacob Schoellkopf (I think he is his grand grand grand son) who immigrated from Germany to Buffalo and apparently became quite successful. Funnily,  we are living in Germany and I am german. So I was searching for a special present for my husband and did a Google picture search for "Schoellkopf", this is how I found your blog and that nice picture. I think the Schoellkopf on the picture must be the son or great son of the immigrated Jacob Schoellkopf.  You wrote that the photo belongs to your blog reader Al who, as I read in your text , tried to get antique shops interested in it. So I was wondering whether it may be possible to get in touch with Al and see if he would be interested in selling this photography? I know that my husband would love it!
Thanks in advance, and Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2014

I replied: I will forward your request to Al.   I have not heard from him in a while.  Connie

Hi Kat,  I have contacted Al and you should be hearing from him.   Thanks!  Connie at Forgotten Old Photos/Far Side of Fifty

Dec 29, 2014

Hi Kat:
    Your photo is in the mail. I was informed it should take about two weeks for delivery meaning it should arrive about the same time as your mother-in-law. Would you please let Connie and I know when it arrives (the photo, not your mother-in-law) - she likes to keep a record of photos that are safely reunited with their families. Connie does a tremendous job posting all these photos and deserves most of the thanks for this particular photo finding its way back to you.
      I'll wait patiently for word of the photo's arrival and in the meantime: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Dec 29, 2014

Hi Al and Kat,  Good to hear that the photo is making it's way home! 

Thank you Al.  Happy New Year

Dec 30, 2014

Dear Conny and Al,

many thanks to both of you! I am really looking forward to give the photo to my husband! I'll let you know when it arrives.

And happy new year to both of you!


Jan 23 at 4:01 AM

Dear Al,
the photography has arrived yesterday! And it looks great,my husband loves it! I had told my mother in law about it too, she was really excited since she is the one related to the Schoellkopfs.
Thank you so much for being so generous, and best wishes to you and your family!
p.S: And of course thanks to you Conny for posting the picture on your web page!

Jan 23 at 8:51 AM

Hi Kat:
    Glad to hear the photo arrived safely - I was beginning to get a little concerned since it seems ages since I mailed it. Thank you for your good wishes and the same to you and yours.

Jan 23 at 6:21 PM

So glad to hear it arrived!  Thanks Al  I will write a Full Circle Post most likely on Monday!!   Connie

Al and I had a conversation:  I don’t charge people for photos.  I do ask for reimbursement for postage and handling.  Some people send something and some do not.  I left it up to Al  what he wanted to do.  He chose to be generous and mail the photo as an act of kindness.   Thanks Al for making this Full Circle possible!   From Canada to Minnesota to Germany !!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Photo Number 1806

This is a CdV from Craig’s Collection.

Bob Laird CDV Craigs

Bob Laird CDV Craigs back

Bob Laird

From Johnson & Sullivan’s Portable Photograph Gallery

I will guess this CdV was taken in the 1870’s.  The young boy looks to be maybe 10 or 11 years old.

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