Thursday, February 4, 2016

Edward Hahn

This is Edward Hahn, one of the boys taken in by the McAuliffe family.

Edward Hahn. Undated.
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Image courtesy of the Hobart Historical Society and Jocelyn Hahn Johnson.

The photo is undated. Edward was born around 1906, and here I would say he looks about four or five years old. I haven't been able to learn anything about the photographers, but as you can see from the studio's stamp in the lower right corner, it operated out of Dubuque, Iowa. I suppose this was before Edward came to live with the McAuliffes. But where was he staying, I wonder, that he would be dressed in such finery? Those aren't orphanage clothes. (I hope whoever was caring for him didn't let him go to school looking like that; can you image how much he'd get beaten up?)

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