Monday, September 25, 2017

Full Circle 161

This Full Circle began with an email.

Hi,

Photo #2400 is my dad. I’ve never seen it before. Do you have any more information about it, such as the name of the shop in Pequot Lakes? I see the thread is about a year old, so I hope it’s still there. My cousin forwarded the info to me last night.

Vic

I replied that I had purchased the photo and I still had it and would mail it as soon as I had a snail mail address.


Vic Spadaccini Number 2400 (2)


Photo Number 2400 Vic Spadaccini

The photo arrived “home” safe and sound. Vic wrote “Got the photo. Thanks!”

Vic was so kind to share the following information about his father.

Vic (Victor M.) Spadaccini Sr. 1916-1981 Keewatin High School 1931-1934

  1933 Named ‘All Range’ and ‘All State’ fullback.

  1934 Honor Student graduate of Keewatin High School, where he was a member of the football, basketball, baseball, and track teams.

  1934 District 28 Basketball scoring champion.

  1934 American Legion Award for outstanding boy graduate.

University of Minnesota 1934-1938 lettered in football, hockey, and boxing.

  1935-1937 fullback and quarterback. Two National Championships and three Big Ten Championships.

  1935 &1936 U of M Heavyweight Boxing Champion (undefeated).

1937 Voted Chicago Tribune Collegiate All-American and in 1938 played in the College All-Star Game in which the All-Stars beat the World Champion Washington Redskins.

1935-1937 University Singers.

  Member of The Galloping Gophers, one of the best independent basketball teams in the northwest.

Professional Football 1938-1941, 1945-1946 1938-41 Cleveland Rams.  Quarterback and placekicker.
  1940 voted a National Professional League All-Star.  Statistically was league’s 2nd best pass receiver and the teams #1 quarterback.  As a two-way player, he played every minute of every game and had more playing minutes than any other player in the league.

  1938 & 1940 voted to the All-Coaches Team.

  1946 Green Bay Packers.  During the off-season assisted Coach Bernie Bierman at the U of MN.

Military 1941-1945 Captain-U.S. Army Air Force

  Appointed athletic director and football player/coach at Ft. Snelling in 1941. Coached Ft. Snelling football and basketball teams to championships.

  Transferred to the Second Air Force and quarterbacked the Second Air Force Bombers football team to all-service championship and was the only undefeated major football team in the country in 1942.  Defeated Hardin-Simmons University in the Sun Bowl.

  Voted to Army’s Eastern All-Star Team as quarterback.

Other Noteworthy Information
  Member of the Union Board of Governors, U of MN, 1934-1938.
  Traveled with Max & Buddy Baer, sparring in exhibitions.
  President of the Chamber of Commerce, Keewatin, 1948-1952.
V.F.W. award for outstanding citizen, Keewatin, in 1956.
  ‘Lead’ on Harold Lauber Rink that won the Minnesota State Curling Championship.  Due to a knee injury, Vic was notable to participate when that same team went on to win the national title.
  Named “Itasca County (MN) Centennial Sports Champion” by the Minnesota Statehood Centennial Commission in 1958 with an award signed by Gov. Orville Freeman.
  Coached St. Joseph School football team in W. St. Paul in 1960-1961.
  Chaired the Twin City Rangers for Passage of the Taconite Amendment in 1964.


Vic was born March 2nd, 1916 in Keewatin and was the son of Nick and Domenica Spadaccini.  He moved with his wife Colleen and three sons, Vic Jr., Charles, and Nicolas to W. St. Paul in 1959 where he lived until his death April 28, 1981.

I was very happy to learn a bit more about this handsome young man.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Photo Number 2723

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

barn repair verndale ant

Two men and a small child and a dog.  It looks like the barn is getting some repairs.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Photo Number 2722

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Lake George Minnesota.

Ella to Elza Lake Geo ant

Ella to Elza Lake Geo ant back

A postcard from Ella to Miss Elza Ney  Henderson Minnesota. 

This Real Photo Postcard was mailed from Arlington Minnesota on Jan 18 1909.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Photo Number 2721

This is a Postcard from the antique shop in Lake George Minnesota.
Dolle 1907 postcard Lake George ant
Dolle 1907 postcard Lake George ant back
Dear Elza Got your letter + postal both.How do I look?  Mama is in St Josephs Hospital but feels quite well at present.  Ans soon if you got picture. As Ever Dolle 783 E Sixth St

It is addressed to Miss Elza Ney in Henderson Minnesota .

It is postmarked 1907 May 24 6:30 PM at St Paul Minn Bradley Street Sta
The postcard itself is the US Post Office in St Paul, Minnesota that was built in 1906. The small photo of Dolle is glued to the front of the postcard.

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Update from Jacqi:
 Elza Laurinda Ney, born 18 January 1891 in Blakely, Scott County, Minnesota. She apparently married Charles W. Rust, and had two children, Carl and Doris. By the time of the 1930 census, she and her children were living in Saint Paul.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Photo Number 2720

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

White Brn with brick bottom Verndale ant

A very crooked photo of a barn with a brick foundation and glass brick windows.  Someone is standing by the door.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Photo Number 2719

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

old house Verndale ant

I think that this house is getting a basement put underneath it.  My old home place looked similar when it got a full basement.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Photo Number 2718

This is a photo from the antique shop in Alexandria Minnesota.

Unknown couple Alex ant

Sadly this photo remains unknown.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Photo Number 2717

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Verndale Minnesota.

Cab Card gal with long hair Verndale ant

C H Hill was the photographer in Decorah Iowa.

This pretty young lady with the long hair remains an unknown.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Photo Number 2716

This is a CdV from one of the antique shops in Dorset Minnesota.

Unknown girl CDV Dorset 3rd shop

Unknown girl CDV Dorset 3rd shop back

The photographer was John Phillips in Lake City Minnesota.  He was in business there in 1878 and 1879.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Photo Number 2715

This is a CdV from the antique shop in Grand Forks North Dakota.

CDV two women GF ant

This CdV has pink cardstock with a red border and it is most likely from the 1870’s.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Photo Number 2714

This is a CdV from the antique shop in Grand Forks North Dakota.

CDV Mother and child GF ant

The card stock used to back the photo is pink.  It is most likely from the 1870’s.  I thought it was a sweet photo with the little girl on table.  I wish there was a name on this one as someone would treasure it.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Photo Number 2713

This is a CdV from the antique shop in Verndale Minnesota.
CDV Foreign Verndale ant
The photographer is Robert Steidl
CDV Foreign Verndale ant back
Perhaps he was from Austria…or Germany?
This is a very old CdV it is probably from the 1860’s.
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Update from Lars1:
Robert Steidl was a photograhper in Bruck an der Leitha (Bruck a d L) (bridge over Leitha), in eastern Austria (between Vienna and Bratislava). The street Altstadt (old town) is still there.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Photo Number 2712

This is a photo from the third Antique Shop in Dorset Minnesota.

nknown man dorset 3rd shop

This photo almost looks more like a drawing than a photo.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Photo Number 2711

This is a Cabinet Card from  the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota.

Thre men from Warren MN Brainerd ant

Woods Studio in Warren Minnesota was the photographer.  Warren is located in the North Western part of Minnesota.  No information could be found about Woods Studio.  Perhaps he was there only a short time.

The three young men remain unknowns.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Photo Number 2710

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Grand Forks North Dakota.

Zarl Hanson cousin GF ant

Zarl Hanson cousin…or is it Carl or Earl Hanson that is perched on that pillow ?

The photographer is Evans at Devils Lake (North Dakota) sometimes cities are known just by their name and not their name and State.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Photo Number 2709

This is a photo from a garage sale in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Lady w coat PR garage sale

Dressed up and going someplace.  It looks like she hold gloves in her hand and maybe a purse?

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Photo Number 2708

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

Relaxing man Brainerd ant

Perhaps he is relaxing for the whole weekend!

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Photo Number 2707

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

Louise Brainerd ant

Louise Brainerd ant back

Louise L

Louise Sabine Liedtke

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Photo Number 2706

This is a snapshot from a rummage sale near Park Rapids Minnesota.

Family PR Garage sale

A family of three.  The woman is all decked out in a hat and gloves. Looks like a photo from the 1940’s.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Photo Number 2705

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

Barn and Border colie Verndale ant

A barn, a Border Collie and a shadow.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Photo Number 2704

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

Babe verndale ant

Minnesota is usually known for Babe the Blue Ox and Paul Bunyan.

I think this maybe Babe at Klamath California sometime after 1950 at a place called The Trees of Mystery.

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Photo Number 2703

This is a snapshot that was purchased at a garage sale in Park Rapids Minnesota.

1920 Twin Lakes PR garage sale

Someone is getting all tied up.  Looks like they were having a picnic and then a little fun…perhaps someone decided to eat and run.

1920 Twin Lakes PR garage sale back

1920 Twin Lakes

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Photo Number 2702

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

3 little girls Verndale ant

Three little girls.  At first I thought the littlest one was on a tricycle but it has no wheels.

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Photo Number 2701

This is a photo from the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota. The photo is larger than a Cabinet Card.  It is 5 X 7.

early photoshop Brainerd ant

A very early photoshop type photo, this photo was probably singled out from a group photo.

The photographer is G T Hamery Crookston Minnesota.  The Minnesota Historical Society has no listing for this photographer.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Photo Number 2700

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Alexandria Minnesota.Top Hat Alex ant

A man with a beaver hat and pants with stripes. He has an overcoat and gloves over his arm…he is ready to go someplace.

The photographer is EM Carver of Tracy Minn. The Minnesota Historical Society says he was in business in Tracy Minnesota in 1886 and 1887.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Photo Number 2699

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Alexandria Minnesota.

Kate Katts Alex ant

More than likely a First Communion photo.  J A Johnson was the photographer in Sauk Centre and Long Prairie Minn.  The Minnesota Historical Society says he was in business in Sauk Centre in 1902 and 1904 and there is no mention of Long Prairie…perhaps that was in 1903…but that is just a guess on my part.

Kate Katts Alex ant back

Kate Katts

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Photo Number 2698

This is a photo from the antique shop in Grand Forks North Dakota.
Agnes Rose Childs GF ant
A small child with a bow in her hair.
Agnes Rose Childs GF ant back
Agnes Rose Childs
in her play clothes taken by a passing photographer Oct 6 04 or 09?
Aged 3 years 2 months 23 days
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From Iggy: A possibility
Agnes Rose Childs
Birth 13 JUL 1903 • Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio, USA
Death 16 OCT 1997 • Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Photo Number 2697

This is a photo from the antique store in Brainerd Minnesota.

young fellow Brainerd ant

No name just a boy all dressed in white sitting on a rock ledge in front of some flowers.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Photo Number 2696

Here are two photos in the same kind of folder from the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota. The photos are both 8 x 10’s.

Young man Brainerd ant

A young man in a bow tie.

Unknown girl Brainerd ant

A young gal in a light colored dress…it might be white. Possibly these two are related…brother and sister perhaps.  Neither photo is marked.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Photo Number 2695

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

Whit drees gal Brainerd ant

A young lady in a beautiful white gown.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Photo Number 2694

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

Gal on the wall one Brainerd ant

I call this one girl on the wall.

Gal on the wall two Brainerd ant

See her photo off to the right?  I will guess that those are her parents in photos and herself as a small child right behind her and someones family farm. This 8 x 10 is slightly colored.

The only other clue we have is:

Girl on the wall one back Brainerd ant

Veitvedt Foto       Possibly a photography studio in Norway, the first photo is in a folder marked Veitvedt Foto.  The second photo is not in a folder.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Photo Number 2693

This is a 8 X 10 photo from the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota.

Boy on scooter Brainerd ant

This slightly damaged photo was easy for me to rescue, too bad this little boy on a scooter remains unknown.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Photo Number 2692

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Alexandria Minnesota.

Charles and Louis Alex ant

A Zahl was the photographer in Browns Valley Minn

The Minnesota Historical Society says “ Had a photograph gallery in Browns Valley in 1888; Left Browns Valley; Purchased his former photograph gallery from a photographer in Good Will South Dakota and returned to Brown's Valley with it in 1891 to re-establish himself; Buys out J. A. Bellinger in 1891.”

Charles and Louis Alex ant back

Charles Sheifley    Louis Nelson

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Photo Number 2691

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Ottertail Minnesota.

Cabinet Card Ottertail MN 1

Lang was the photographer in Tower Minn

Tower Minnesota is in Northern Minnesota.  It was established in 1889, the Minnesota Historical Society said that Charles Lang was in business in Tower in the 1880’s and 1890’s.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Photo Number 2690

This is Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Ottertail Minnesota.

Cab card Ottertail 2

The photo was taken by a Traveling Artist by the name of C W Widger

Sadly the photo is not marked.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Photo Number 2689

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Ottertail Minnesota.
Cab Card Ottertail 3 Dr Frank Lee
J H Woods was the photographer in Beatrice Nebraska
Cab Card Ottertail 3 Dr Frank Lee
I did not notice the name on this photo until I scanned it.
I believe it says Dr Frank Lee Beatrice Neb
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Update from MJM:
An article in the Omaha Bee, dated 25 Mar 1903: Beatrice, Neb., March 24 -(Special.)- Word was received here yesterday announcing the death of Dr. Frank Lee of this city, which occurred at Las Cruces, N.M., of tuberculosis. Deceased went there about one year ago in search of better health, but the trip proved unavailing. Dr Lee was a graduate of the Kansas City Medical college and had won quite a reputation in this section as a pianist and composer. He was 26 years of age. The remains will be brought to this place for interment.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Photo Number 2688

This is a photo from the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota.  This is an 8 X 10 photo.

A Man relaxing Brainerd ant

A gentleman relaxing in his home most likely some time in the 1940’s.

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