LQP History Center is in the process of cataloging the museum collection. Occasionally items and photos cannot be identified. Can you help?
If you have any information on these items or the people/events in these photos, please contact the Museum at the number in the sidebar.
This photo is labeled “Dawson Chautauqua July 8 to 14″. The year is unknown but has been estimated between 1910 and 1915 based on the vehicle and the styles of dress. “Chautauqua” was an adult education movement in the United States popular from the late 1800s into the 1920s, which brought speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers and specialists of the day to rural America. The man in the bowler hat in the right foreground is identified as “Mayor of Dawson” and there seems to be part of a name, perhaps “Charles” where the photo was trimmed.
This group of people were photographed at the south end of the Dawson town hall in 1894 or 1895. An attempt was made 50 years later, in 1944, to identify them. The reason this particular group of people were photographed together is unknown; perhaps a performance group, as some of the members are holding musical instruments, and the background looks like it might be a stage backdrop.
Another group photo with only some of the people identified. The year is also unknown.
This appears to be a hand-loomed piece of beadwork, possibly with more than a decorative purpose, as it has two straps that allow it to be suspended, but is not sturdy enough to be used as a purse. If you know what this is please contact the museum office at the phone number on the right.