This is a picture of my great-grandfather, John Pape (1951-1945). According to the inscription on the back, it was taken in Chicago on (or before) June 15, 1934, when John would have been almost 84 years old. At the time, he was living with his third wife, Hedwige Agnes Burkhardt Reimer (1869-1937), at 1949 W. Lunt in Chicago - not too far from where my dad and his family lived, at 2093 W. Lunt. John and Agnes had been living on Lunt since at least 1928 (according to a city directory from that year).
The photo was most likely taken at 1949 W. Lunt. On the back, John wrote, "Fur Clara Von Pa" - "For Clara From Pa" in German. In 1934, John's oldest daughter Clara M. Pape (1889-1975) was living at 1338 Capitol Ave. Apt. 6 in Des Moines, Iowa, where she worked as a secretary to the State Auditor (according to the Des Moines city directory for that year).
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