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Duluth Mystery Photo #13: Ella Jackman

The woman seated in this photo is identified on the back as “Aunt Ella Jackman.” So, of course, inquiring minds want to know: Who was this Ella Jackman and what about the woman standing over her?

Here is the backside of this photo postcard:

Two business addresses are listed:
Post Card Shop, No. 7 Sixth St., Minneapolis, Minn.
Penny Arcade, 110 W. Superior St., Duluth, Minn.

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  1. This is my favorite mystery photo so far. The hats! The furs!

    So it looks like these two businesses worked in tandem and published lots of photo/postcards in the early part of the last century, per a quick tour on Google.

    And it looks like Penny Arcade still photographs in Duluth??? Perhaps….

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/48146189@N00/1352258316/in/photostream/

    emmadogs | Apr 13, 2014 | New Comment
  2. According to the Minnesota Historical Society, the owner of Arcade Camera Shop/Studio at 110 West Superior St. was Thomas W. Furniss. It was in operation from 1915-1920. From 1921-1922 it was Arcade Photo Supply Company.

    mnbeerdrinker | Apr 13, 2014 | New Comment

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