Monday, May 11, 2015

Rose Kietzman(?)

Rose Kietzman. Cousin of Ols family.
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Image courtesy of the Hobart Historical Society and Fred Ols.

This photograph comes down to us identified as Rose Kietzman. We have already seen a photo of Rose as a teenager, and there's some resemblance between the face of the girl in that photo and this one.

I'm just wondering about photographer, and the style of her dress. Her sleeves suggest the fashions of the 1890s, and, while I still don't have a definite ending date for L.K. Showman's career, he seems to have been most active in the 1890s. Well, let's suppose the photo was taken in 1900 — Rose was eight years old. I don't think this girl could pass for eight, and moreover she's holding what looks like a diploma or certificate of some kind. So I'm puzzled.

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