Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Giving Their Face A Place - March 9

During Women's History Month Shades is honoring women within our families and communities by Giving Their Face A Place. March 9 is a photograph of another nameless woman.

Research has not been started on this photograph; what little information is known is included.

This photograph came from an album thought to once belong to the William Turcotte family. It is believed that Turcotte was born in Canada and moved to Michigan.


Unknown Woman
W. A. Riechel, Red Lake Falls, Minn.

Written On Reverse
Mrs. Martha Turcotte

The Directory of Photographers at the Minnesota Historical Society has the following listing for W. A. Riechel.

Riechel, W. A.

Locations:

Address: Red Lake Falls, Minnesota

Dates of operation: 1894-1906, 1910-1914, 1926

Decades Worked in Minnesota: 1890s; 1900s; 1910s; 1920s


Photograph:

Standing Woman. W. A. Riechel. Unknown. Privately held by Anella Rogers, Woodinville, Washington. 2010.

2 Comments:

Blogger Nancy said...

This is a beautiful photograph. It's interesting that she has one glove on and one glove off. I wonder if there is a significance....

March 9, 2010 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Nancy -

I have done research into the significance of wearing a single glove, that of another photograph showing a man and one glove.

The only information I found had to do with pallbearers who often wore a single glove.

Here she holds the glove in her gloved hand. Usually instances such as this are used to draw attention to something. The ungloved hand is not her ring hand; I do not know the significance. When I research this photograph I will let you know what I find.

-fM

March 9, 2010 at 8:09 PM  

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