I don’t know any of these children. I thought that possibly my Uncle Don was among the group, but he was born in 1910, so it could not have been his 2nd grade class, although he may or may not have attended Columbia Grade School in Elgin.
I will post this on the You Know You’re from Elgin if… Facebook group. Maybe someone’s grand or great grandparent is in the photo.
I know none of these children. I wonder if there were birds flying around the room or something. Only about 3 of them are actually looking at the camera. Or maybe this is the silly shot and the serious one has been lost.
Not a person, but I don’t know the cat in this photo so it counts. This was also in the bag of photos from Aunt Corrine.
Even 1915, the year this postcard photo was sent, people took photos of their cats.
The sender wrote this on the back:
From: 117 Hinsdale Pl.
To: Mrs. W. C. Youngs, Elgin, Ill. R.F.D #2
Dear Mrs. Youngs,
This is a rather funny picture, but I thought you might like one. It is “Nellie” if you can’t tell otherwise. How are you all? This is dandy weather.
With Best Wishes,
My Aunt Corrine gave me a plastic bag full of old photos of my Uncle Don’s* family. I found one photo that I am sure is him but everyone else is a stranger to me. I know nothing (except what I discovered today on FamilySearch.org) about his family.
Anyway, because I cannot bear to dispose of the photos I figured I would blog about some of them.
The bag contains a number of photos of people with horses, but this is the photo with the largest number of people and horses. They seemed proud of their horses. And hats. Everyone but the woman is wearing a hat.
*Uncle Don, you may recall, is where the odd spelling of my name came from.