Aunt Lucy and Lorna, younger and older

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What it is:

Real photo post card (a bit less than 3.5 x 5.5 inches), plus two photos (2.75 x 3.75 inches, and 3 x 4.5 inches) mounted into cardboard frames/folders.

What I know about it:

1)  Written on the back of the postcard is Aunt Lucy and Lorna Nickerson.  The paper manufacturer’s markings (AZO, triangles pointed two up and two down) narrow the date range to 1918-1930.  2)  Written on the back of the folder is Aunt Lucy Nickerson.  Photographer is McCullagh of Berkeley (possibly Edwin James McCullagh of Berkeley, California).  3)  Written on the back is Lorna Nickerson.  Photographer is Slorby of Minot, North Dakota.  (Slorby Studio was run by Albert Slorby until it was taken over by his son LeRoy around the approximate time of this photo, so I’m not sure which one would have taken it.)  The handwriting on the backs of all three is the same.


One of the larger “lots” of old photos I bought on eBay contained quite a few seemingly random photos, but also a number labeled with recurring family names.  I haven’t posted any Nickersons until now, and I’m not sure if they are related to the Guenthers or the Rasmussens, some of which I’ve already posted, but they were all in that big lot, and the handwriting is similar, if not identical, so it’s likely they are branches of the same family.  Lorna appears to have spent time in North Dakota, as did some of the Rasmussens, further suggesting a connection.  Hard to say.  Meanwhile, I think it’s it’s always fun to see side-by-side comparisons of older and younger selves.  I doubt I would have recognized these as the same people if they hadn’t been labeled, but knowing they are, I can see the resemblance, especially the set of Aunt Lucy’s mouth.  And look, Lorna went off to become a nurse!  Let’s hope that was fulfilling.

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