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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870.


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Nicollet Ave., looking South, Minneapolis, Minn.

This photo postcard, mailed in 1906, with its oracular "EYES" sign and blend of early automobiles and horse-drawn carriages, pedestrians and bicycles, on Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis, was addressed to Miss Exel LeDuc of L'Anse, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanse,_Michigan. The pencil inscription next to the photo has faded with the years, but refers to a trip to Minneapolis.

Exel moved to the Northwest sometime after this card was sent, as can be seen in this entry about her and her husband's (George W. Vogel) burial site in Woodbine Cemetery in Rainier, Oregon: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51663608

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