Dorothy and friends, 1916

By: usermattw

Feb 27 2014

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Category: Children, Groups


Click here to view it larger.

What it is:

Photo (3.5 x 5 inches) mounted to a cardboard frame/backing (6.25 x 7 25 inches;  I have cropped most of the distractingly damaged backing from this scan).

What I know about it:

Written on the back is what appears to be Truie and Dorothy / Dec 30, 1916.  Click here to see the writing for yourself.


It looks like one of the names is “Truie”, but I could be reading that wrong.  I’m assuming that’s a nickname, but it’s not one I’ve ever heard before, which is why I’m doubting myself.  Shall we assume it’s the name of the woman standing in the middle, with the girl on the right being Dorothy?  If so, who is that man standing there?  What are their relationships to each other?  And where was this photo taken, where they might stand in ordinary clothes with the doors flung wide open in what I think of as the dead of winter?

2 comments on “Dorothy and friends, 1916”

  1. Hi Matt
    How are you? Looks like it could be a shop front? I am not sure how much advertising would have been outside a store in this era in the USA, (In Australia in regional areas, not much from the photos I have seen), so I could be wrong. I think Truie is correct and is listed as a baby girl’s name on some name dictionary sites but is sited as “uncommon”. I guess it is just as likely to be a nickname as you suggest. I am still out of the loop a bit, so will have an explore of you latest posts, now. Best wishes, Katherine

    • Hi Katherine. Yes, at first I assumed it was a home, but then I was wondering if it was a store or some other business. And thanks for the information that Truie could be the name. I guess I just didn’t search thoroughly enough.

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