Photo Help or Suggestions

Over a month ago I was at a garage sale.  There was a box there full of pictures.  They were studio pictures.  The owner said that they were from the Glenco Minnesota area.  He said they were from the the early 1900’s with a few going to WWII time and a few dating into the late 1800’s.

That peeked my interest.  My mom’s family lived in the Glencoe Minnesota area over that time.  I asked the guy how much he wanted for the box of photos.  He asked, “The whole box?’  I said yes…he debated and then said, “Aw…$5”.  I decided to buy them.  I was hoping that there might be a picture of my family in them.

I was shopping with Kayla.  I ended up at her house after shopping so I took the box into her house and we started sorting through the pictures.  Sadly, none looked my relatives, but then again, how would I know for sure.

What I did find was LOTS of studio pictures from either Birkland photography studio in Hutchinson

or Daniels Studio in Glencoe Minnesota.

Many pictures seem to be from a Gordon Jungclaus family in Brownton, MN.  Here is one of “The old Jungclaus Farm.”

There are LOTS of family pictures.  This is the Henry Dunsmore family.

…another family…this one is older I’m sure.

…a wedding picture…

I have confirmation class pictures from 1896, 1900, 1902, 1906 as well as a few other years.

This confirmation picture is labeled on the back.

Here is another confirmation picture…this one from 1896…see?

again a listing of names on the back.

There are many other photos in the box.  I have a medium/large box FULL.  Some are small baby pictures….others larger.

I don’t want the photos….I had my entertainment with them looking at the large families, seeing the dress of the times and now I am planning on passing them on to one of the thrift stores.  There is one where I regularly see family pictures at.  Before I did pass them on I thought I would make one last effort to see if anyone wanted them.  I am in contact with the McCleod County Historical Society and have asked if they are interested in them.  I happily give them away…I so wish there was someone who wanted them.

For me, if this was my family in these pictures I would so treasure them.  I feel terrible taking them to the thrift store but alas, I can’t keep someone else’s history.  I’m trying to keep mine and that is a struggle.

I thought I’d put something out here on the blog.  Maybe someone who reads the blog would be from that area.  Maybe someone might recognize some old family names.  I know if it were me and my family’s pictures were out there somewhere, I would like a chance on having them….so in light of that, I wrote this post….if anyone wants these and is willing to pay for postage to get them to you, they are yours.  Drop me an email at