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1920 Fred E. Day Hardware RPPC Photo, Blue Earth, Mankato County, MN


This is a beautiful old original vintage RPPC Real Photo Postcard image of a horse and buggy parked in front of an old hardware store. Signage reads "Fred E. Day & Co. Hardware" and we believe it was in Blue Earth, Mankato County, Minnesota. The photographer is unknown. It has a printed Cyko stamp box on reverse dating it to 1904-1920. There is no handwriting on reverse and it was unsent. Fred E. day died in 1929. The Cyko Photographic Paper was manufactured in Westfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. The company was purchased by Ansco in the early 1900's, and later became Cyko Ansco paper.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Frederick Elsworth Day, also seen as Ellsworth:
Fred Elsworth Day 1874-1929
Born and died in Blue Earth, Mankato County, Minnesota
His Father: William Henry Day 1842–1888 born in Herkimer County, New York. 
His Mother: Eliza Melissa Dann Day 1844–1914 born in Colchester, Delaware County, New York. Both died Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota.
His siblings:
Lois Arabella Day Meiers 1868-1889 (also seen as Louise Day)
Myrtie E. Day born 1871
Orren Lester Day 1872-1883, died age 11 (also see as Orrin Day)
Fred Elsworth Day 1874–1929, himself

His wife: Blanche Gertrude Hopkins Day 1880–1956, married in 1902. She was born in Ashippun, Dodge County, Wisconsin and died in Mondovi, Buffalo County, Wisconsin.
Her father: Adelbert Crawford Hopkins 1857–1937, born Ashippun WI and died in Spokane County, State of Washington. His father was Israel Swayze Hopkins 1820–1900 and his mother was Elizabeth Ann Crawford Hopkins 1826–1898.
Her mother: Ella Frances Hatch 1857–1926 born in Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, and died in Cheney, Spokane County, Washington. Her father was Ira Hatch 1827–1868 born in Ashtabula County, Ohio and died in Monterey, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. His father was Luther D. Hatch 1785–1840 born in Alstead, Cheshire County, New Hampshire and died in Ohio and his mother was Hannah Merrit Hatch 1792–1854, born in Strafford, Orange County, Vermont and died in Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Her mother was Mary Stinson Hatch 1836–1869, born in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, and died in Waukesha, Wissonsin. Her mother's father was Guilford Dudley Stinson 1808–1874 and her mother's mother was Louise Towne (Lucy Towne Stinson) 1809–1874. Both were born Bowdoin, Lincoln, Maine and died in Hill City, Aitkin County, Minnesota.
Blanche's siblings were:
Guy Earl Hopkins 1882–1948
Emma Gladys Hopkins 1885–1965
Ralph Waldo Hopkins 1888–1888
Grace Inez Hopkins 1890–1956
Grace Inez Hopkins 1890–1961
Adalbert C Hopkins born 1908

Fred & Blanche Day's 2 Children were:
Allyn Hopkins Day 1906–1987 married Maxine Ruth Seewald Day 1910–2001
Grant Adelbert Day 1907–1992 married Helen Benham Day 1918–2009

Fred E Day in the 1910 United States Federal Census
Age in 1910: 36
Birth Year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Minnesota
Home in 1910: Eagle Lake, Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Street: Agency Street
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Blanche G Day
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Occupation: Merchant
Industry: Hardware
Employer, Employee or Other: Own Account
Years Married: 7
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Fred E Day 36
Blanche G Day 29
Grant A Day 3
Allyn Day 1

Blanche and Fred Day are both buried in the Glenwood Cemetery, in Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. This photo is a beautiful and rare snippet of time for this family. We believe there is a good chance one of his sons, Allyn Day or Grant Day, sits in the buggy in front of their storefront. He can be seen really well in large size scans below, as well as store details. The RPPC photo was found in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa and is a beautiful Day family genealogy and Mankato history piece.

Size: 3.5 by 5.5 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy      Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)

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ORIGINAL PHOTO 1920 Fred E. Day Hardware RPPC Photo, Blue Earth, Mankato County, MN - ORIGINAL PHOTO - 761 $35.00
Scans-300 dpi Large Crisp Scans of Front/Back-Sent via email 1920 Fred E. Day Hardware RPPC Photo, Blue Earth, Mankato County, MN - Scans-300 dpi Large Crisp Scans of Front/Back-Sent via email - Scans $6.99

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