Saturday, November 15, 2014

Chicken-Wire Fence

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Image courtesy of the Hobart Historical Society and Fred Ols.

Left to right: Bertha Ols, Martin Ols, Elizabeth Ols (Bertha's daughter, Martin's older sister). This photo is estimated to date to about 1910, at which time Bertha was 45, Martin 16 and Elizabeth (Lizzie) 21. At that time they were living in Gary, Indiana. A 1911 Gary directory shows them at 2136 Adams St. This is probably their house — Bertha would not do her mending on somebody else's porch, would she? I don't know whether it's the front or back porch. If it's the front, it's a very plain house. But they do have a beautiful lace curtain in one window.

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