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Thursday, December 22, 2011

OLD PHOTO POSTCARD


11 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful photograph. Would have loved to have met her. Happy Christmas, must go to your new blog!

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  2. This reminds me of my grandmother, and the days when every lady wore a hat and had a purse slung over her arm. I actually still do both occasionally. :)

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  3. I love this photo of the woman with her flowers...a woman with a flower garden is a lucky woman to my way of thinking. Wishing you a very happy holiday time and a bright new year. I enjoy your blog very much.

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  4. Gaea -- thanks for bringing me thoughtful and spirited posts in 2011. May you celebrate the new year with earth, fire, water and wind. -- barbara

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  5. Teresa -- I found this postcard years ago -- it reminded me of my great aunt and my great-grandmother. I posted it last year during the holidays -- liked it so much I posted it again this year. I am coming off my hiatus anxious to meet up with bloggers again. Best to you in the new year -- loved your Staffod poem! -- barbara

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  6. Carole -- I thought she has to be a flower lover as she hand-wrote "me with my flowers" on a holiday postcard. I have had the card for years. Do have a great holiday -- barbara

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  7. Who is this woman? I wonder what she liked besides flowers. Was she married? Single? Did she like tea or coffee?
    I love it. Thank you!

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  8. Here is a start...
    https://familysearch.org/search/records/index#count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3Afannie~%20%2Bsurname%3Ascovel

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  9. Birdie -- you have an inquisitive mind like I do. When I come upon an abandoned house I always try and envision the people who lived there.

    Thanks for sending the family search information. Do you do genealogist research on your family?

    I found this photo years ago in Michigan. The data you sent does list a Fannie Scovel in Michigan from Detroit.

    The Kodak camera that burst on the scene in the early 1900s was used to take what is called Real Photo Cards. For about thirty years the common folks were able to produce photo cards thereby leaving a photographic history of the common folks during this early era.

    Guessing -- Fannie looks like she is dressed for the thirties or forties. If she is indeed the Michigan Fannie on your data sheet -- she was married to Henry Scovel. On closer examination you might find clues that will hint at her life. Of course clues always lead to conjecture but some of it might be somewhat accurate.

    Thanks for your inquisitive comments -- barbara

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  10. What a lovely card you found. An old lady with her flowers is a joyful sight. Happy New Year to you Barbara. Dianne

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  11. Dianne -- you are a lady with flowers that could send such cards out. Thanks and Happy New Year! -- barbara

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