Sunday, March 29, 2009

Turn it OVER! There's something on the back! Page One












Here are a few photographs with interesting notations on their reverse.
Some were really hard to read for me. If you have a different interpretation of any of them let me know in a comment and I will adjust the caption.

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Darla at the beach.
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Girlfriend Pearl
ed ed says:

i see from the internet that there was a jonas byrd milner born in 1878. i wonder what date-ish this photo might be. there is a photo of jonas byrd milner in 1920 here: www.okgenweb.org/~photogallery/Pioneers/jonas milner.html
(later) here he looks very like the guy in your photo:
familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/i/l/Don -O-Milner/PH...
(his father joel was apparently a friend of wild bill hickock...!)

With the help of ed ed we contacted a direct descendant of Jonas Milner and he gave us this information and story:

HOW REMARKABLE AND EXCITING- THIS IS A PICTURE OF MY DAD. DAD, JONAS, AND PEARL ( HAD THOUGHT HER NAME WAS BLUE) COURTED, AND ABOUT 1897 STARTED FROM ALLEN, OK (I.T.) TO ADA, OK TO GET MARRIED. SOME 9-10 MILES OUT OF ALLEN, A BLIZZARD THEY ENCOUNTERED, WAS SO FIERCE THAT CAUSED THEM TO SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY INDIAN VILLAGE. THEY CRAWLED INTO A TEEPEE TO FIND A LONE BUCK THAT JUST GAVE A FEW DISTURBED GRUNTS OF COMMUNICATION. AFTER SOME HOURS, THE SNOW LET UP AND THEY CAUTIOUSLY, BACKED OUT OF THE TEEPEE AND RETURNED BY THEIR BUGGY TO ALLEN AND WERE NEVER MARRIED. MAYBE THE BAD BEGINNING WAS CONSIDERED AN OMEN BY PEARL. IT WAS SAID, THEREAFTER, THAT SEVERAL FRIENDS OF JONAS MILNER, IN HUMOR, REFERRED TO HIM AS "INDIAN jONAS". I WAS ONLY 5 WHEN MY DAD DIED, SO HAVE RELISHED SUCH STORIES IN TRYING TO LEARN MORE OF HIM THROUGH THE YEARS.

Dads girl
After the above connection we found another photograph that is related to the family.
Here is a note from a relative:
AS A MATTER OF FACT, THIS PHOTO ALSO IS RELATED IN THE MILNER FAMILY. THE MALE SUITOR WAS NATHAN NEWTON STAFFORD, WHOM MARRIED ESTHER MILNER, A SISTER OF JONAS MILNER. NATH WAS A PROMINENT MERCHANT IN EARLY ALLEN, OK. THEIR DAUGHTER, DORIS MARRIED AMOS CLARK AND LATER RESIDED IN ARDMORE UNTIL THEIR DEATHS IN THE LAST 4-6 YEARS. I SUSPECT THESE PHOTOS CAME FROM HER GENEALOGY AND FAMILY GLEANINGS.

On the reverse: "One of Dad's girls. Papa's girlfriend before he married Nannie- Waiting for Esther to grow up. He decided that when Nannie was 13 that he wanted to marry her."
Two boys studio portrait
And another! "Al (Milner) & John
Case
Al C. Milner
& John Case"
Buffalo Springfield
"I have checked the man on the right that is my husband. The one with the checked shirt and the gun in his hands."
wallet worn
"This is a picture of the Gavin High and me, myself and I on the steps.
Signed Lucille
Feb - 27
yr - 1928"
Note that on the front is written "Loucille"
Two women in Berlin with reverse
"Klara Kohl
Hannah Talomon
Berlin im Mai
1918"
Best I could do. If you translate it another way let me know.
Three on the steps 03
This one and the next are from the same roll of film.

"Dead
Dark brown hair
Blue eyes
use the one
which is best
suited same
picture man
X
Mrs. Amy Kreps
629 W. Frisco"
Three on the steps 02
"Dead
Dark brown
Hair Blue eyes
use the one
which is the
best suited
both the same
man marr X
Mrs. Amy Kreps
629 W. Frisco"
Four Cowboys
Eugene E. ELdridge
age 3 yrs
1862 A.D.
Loli sends a photo of herself to her friend
If someone can read this let me know what it says.
All I can read is:

"Loli"


Update!
Now our special on-staff linguist has contributed the following suggested translation:

“With love to Mama. Ole! This is your daughter – that one who is not Olviola.

And now for something completely different...
"Kingsford Smith's
plane being overhauled
by soldiers
at Wheeler Field."
Found Photo.
"Louise Hagman
having lunch
August 1925"
three children and reverse w
"Melvin Charles Hess (Pat) 3
Evelyn Jeannette Hess (Hon) 1
Alberta Anna Hess (Sis) 6"
Badgers and Shellys with reverse
"Mother Badger
Dad Badger
Bert Sheillz
Mrs ""
Their little girl
Justine Krenbadge
Bill Law"
The boys at the plant and reverse
Sorry, I can't read this one. 07-28-52


Update!
Again our special on-staff linguist suggested this translation:

Affectionately – With my nephews Salvador the young ones and (Jo?) Beside their old uncle Andreas

Family group with reverse
Transcribing as well as I can. You can see I am not too good at reading the handwriting of others.

"Back row
Bertha
Selma George's girl
Georgia
Elmer Bonckoff
Louis Aufdubn
Next Row
Tommy Bornluff
Aunt Delle
Marna
Billi Bornslof
Berths Girl
Effis Bomloff
Sharon
Joe Brown
Blethia Hosford
in front"
Daisy Dearing Eldorado, Arkansas 1898
"Daisy Dearing
Eldorado Ark.
1898"
Boy on a pony and reverse
I have no idea.
Coal Truck, five ton.
"Only some truck
drivers and some
five ton coal truck"
Wading on a long hike with the reverse
"Ruth Stevensen and
myself wading one
day when were on
a long hike."
Dee (circa 1965) Reverse
This is by far my most popular found photograph. It is Googled several times every day. It has been visited and viewed thousands of times.
It is part of a large set of photographs titled "Dee and the Business School" Also click through to the Flickr Set and read all about it.

"Mr Bell
To the
sexiest teacher
in school whom
I like very well
Be good and please
don't ever show this
picture to anyone in school.
I've enjoyed writing to you
this summer but you can't
let (your wife) find out! Ha!Ha!
That's all I can say. But at
least ya know I luvs ya!
Lov ya always
Horse"
At the corner of the house Well the reverse seems blank. But wait! I think I see something written there. Hm. A little photoshop magic and what do we have? Reverse with note composite

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