Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday's Faces From the Past: 1043 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois: ABT 1905 and 2017

I superimposed a photograph from about 1905 of my great-grandmother, Gertrude Kramer (or Cramer) Pape (1859-1919) with her children and niece, on the front steps of their home at 1043 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, onto a present-day photograph of that home, which my great-grandfather John Pape (1859-1945) built in 1893:

I think those in the top row are (from the left) Gertrude's daughter Martha Elisabeth Pape Bleidt (1890-1981, standing), niece Emma Genevieve Pape Childs (ABT 1885-ABT 1937, sitting), Gertrude, and daughter Rhea Maria Pape (1892-1977, standing).

Those in the bottom row are my grandfather Paul Robert Pape (1896-1970, standing), his younger brothers Walter Francis Pape (1900-1975) and Otto Richard "Dick" Pape (1898-1972, both sitting), his oldest sister Clara M. Pape (1889-1975, sitting), and his older brother Leo John "Lee" Pape (1893-1979, standing).  No idea about the dog.

And here is the "present-day" photo in full, from August 10, 2017, about 112-113 years after the sepia-toned photo was taken, probably in 1904 or 1905.

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