Thursday, August 22, 2013

Group of Women 1910's

Edit: "From left to right back row
first row
Emma Lange,

Brieschke,2) row Clara Lange Wells
Emma Zimmerling Kossow,
3 Bertha and Anna Zimmerling"

Thanks for the help with this!

(Unfortunately, I couldn't make sense of all the names here. Maybe someone could help me out with that?)

I don't know about a man with two wives, like in this week's Sepia Saturday prompt, but I do have some sisters! Two Emmas and two Claras. It seems Emma Lange and Clara Lange are sisters. Emma Z., Bertha, and Anna are family (is Bertha the mother?). Clara B. doesn't appear to fit in with any of the families. Maybe she was just a friend?

If you know who any of these ladies may be, let us know in the comments!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Big Family 1910's, Sedan, Kansas

Dear Sister and mother,
Don't spose you recognize all
the family- Reading from right to left. Ida Loyd. Win-
dad- Eth Myer and husband-  Banning
is their name. Lauren Blair- Goldie
and Roy- grasshop- dear Dean, Noel and
Chas. Dunlap in background.
The big house where they sleep
The little one is the kitchen and
dining room and the big barn
in the background is our
new one. Been having grand
dances there.
Love from- Myde (?) and Win

It took a while to translate that handwriting. I love the detail the writer puts into describing what each building was and I'm sure it could be very helpful for someone trying to identify the family. 

Here is a closer look at the writing:

If you know who this family may be, let us know in the comments!