Winona, MN: s.i., 1890. Near Fine. Item #27288
Winona, MN: ca. 1890s. Original silver print photograph (12x17cm.) affixed to brown embossed card mount (17.5x23cm.). Brief paper flaw to mount verso slightly affecting manuscript caption, else a Fine example.
Manuscript caption reads: "A picnic at Turnow [?] Winona Minnesota while Ed - Lena were on a visit to Aunt Beck." A jolly picnic indeed, populated by eight men, four women, two dogs, and their eyebrow-raising server, a repast of no food, just fourteen beer bottles (by our count at least), some full, some empty, some in the process of being poured into glasses. Most importantly, the fore-ground is littered with the detritus of good times: ladies' sun hats, "empties," an overturned potted plant, a sleeping hound.