Wordless Wednesday: Albert Lea Youngsters

Wordless Wednesday: Albert Lea Youngsters

by Kerry Scott on 28 April 2010

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I only know one of these people:  Severina Elizabeth Nelson, my great-grandmother (back row, second from the right).  The photo was likely taken in Albert Lea, Minnesota in about 1896.  I suspect it’s some sort of confirmation class (or possibly an 8th grade graduation).  I don’t know.  I’m digging the upside-down flowers as corsages though.

If you know any of these people, hit me on the contact page.

(Okay, this wasn’t really wordless.  Sorry.)

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Susan Tiner May 3, 2010 at 5:54 pm

The white dresses seem to suggest confirmation. I like the flowers too.


Nancy May 6, 2010 at 11:19 pm

What a beautiful photograph. Your g-g-grandmother is very pretty. It’s interesting how only a few of the people are looking directly at the camera. I wonder what the photographer asked them to do. Don’t you love the glasses on the girl sitting on the end on the left?


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