The little treasures (Volume 30)

More photos and captions saved for (in some cases) only God knows how many years. Better late than never?

Shirley Temple lookalike

Contributor: Unknown

Date of picture: ca. 1937

Date of contribution: Unknown

Caption: “Won Shirley Temple contest — I think about 1937.

“$25 and a professional portrait.”


bird feeder, squirrel

Contributor: Beverly Collins of Hastings

Date of picture: Unknown

Date of contribution: Unknown

Caption: “My daughter, Kris Drentlaw, from Green Bay, has this little friend who has been trying to get into the bird feeder for quite some time and has finally found a way to get his dinner.

“He really looks healthy! Sassy the cat lies below the feeder and watches as if to say ‘What are you doing, you funny little animal?’”


kids in hats

Contributor: Gladys Motz of Inver Grove Heights

Date of picture: Unknown

Date of contribution: Unknown

Caption: “This picture is of my brother, Galen Kirchner, and my sister Beverly (Kirchner) Virblas, at the Nutzman farm, where my dad was visiting many years ago. Mrs. Nutzman had just finished cleaning out her closets and gave them the hats, and she took their picture. They were so happy to get them.”


Dennis on horse, 1948

Contributor: Doris Zieman

Date of picture: 1948

Date of contribution: September 10, 2006

Caption: “We have enjoyed all the photos of the ponies and children in the Bulletin Board. Maybe one last one, maybe not.

“This is of my husband, Dennis, taken in 1948 in North St. Paul.

“The pony sure made its rounds, and was only 25 cents to ride him.

“Thank you.”



Contributor: Jack Buissiere

Date of picture: ca. 1925

Date of contribution: April 12, 2007

Caption: “I’ve been reading the Bulletin Board each day, Monday through Friday, and being an older person (85), appreciate the old-time pictures with goats . . . cows . . . wagons . . . cars . . . antique cars (pedal). Reminded me of sliding down on Wells Street hill on enameled refrigerator parts from Seeger Co.

“I thought the picture I’m enclosing would bring back some other memories. About the picture: I am the little boy, with my cousin. The car, I’ve been told, is a Hupmobile (right or wrong?). It’s parked on Minnehaha about a block west of Hamline. In the background is, I believe, the Saint Paul Bible College. The picture is dated about 1925, and I’m about 4 (born in 1921). The car was owned by my Uncle Emory A. Peterson. My cousin was Carol Peterson [apparently known as Kay]. They moved about that year when they bought a plot of land on Turtle Lake in Shoreview, and I lived with them until I lived with my mother on the East Side of St. Paul from the third grade on: Ericsson grade school, Cleveland Junior High and Johnson High School, graduating in 1940.”


Three boys, crying girl

Contributor: Grandma Rita of Hastings

Date of picture: Unknown

Date of contribution: 2011

Caption: “Izzabelle’s prayer: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.”

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