With love, Mabel, ’35

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What it is:

Photo (4 x 6 inches) inserted into a cardboard frame/folder.

What I know about it:

Photographer is Nashua Photo Co. of Nashua, New Hampshire.  Written on the photo in white ink is “With Love” / “Mabel” / ’35.


I have a number of photos in this style, attractive studio portraits of young adults, in cardboard frames, many with handwritten inscriptions.  Most are from the 1930s and 1940s.  I’m guessing they are senior class photos, given to friends and relatives.  I think this one is especially nice.

6 comments on “With love, Mabel, ’35”

  1. I always wondered why my grandmother put quotes around our names on Christmas-gift tags–I see Mabel does the same thing here, so maybe it was just a period style.

    • I noticed that, too. Both the sentiment and the name are enclosed in their own sets of quotes. And I doubt Mabel is a nickname. I suppose there was some logic to it that is lost to us.

  2. I love this photo!

  3. Fabulous period reference for hair and makeup.

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