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Saturday, February 11, 2012

In the Buggy: Beert and Grace Den Herder, Sioux County, Iowa, 1920s





Even though the focus of this snowy snapshot seems to be the horses, the folks in the carriage are identified;  the horses are not.  "Grace and Bert Den Herder" has been written on the back.  I discovered this photograph among the photos belonging to the Colenbrander and Lammers families from Iowa.   The photograph is likely from the 1920s.

A quick search of the 1930 census shows Grace (b. 1878, Iowa) and Beert (b. 1874, Holland), living in West Branch, Sioux Center, Iowa.  Beert is a dairy farmer.  On his WW1 Registration card, his address is listed as RR, Sioux Center, Iowa. 

It is too bad the photo has suffered some water damage, and a corner tear.  Still, it`s quite a nice glimpse into the by-gone buggy days.

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