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Monday, November 12, 2012
Girl in a Pretty Dress and Bow, Mildred Leopold, Savannah, Georgia, Circa 1904-1914
Does it get much cuter than this? Two-year-old Mildred Leopold looks absolutely darling in her lacy white dress. The fluffy white bow in her hair just tops it off.
We only have her name and age written on the back, but what other clues does this postcard photo offer?
First, the AZO stamp box with the four corners held triangles, pointed up, tells us that this card was printed between 1904 and 1918.
Secondly, we have the name of the photographic studio responsible for the printing of the image: The Foltz Photographic Postals, on 116 Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia. A check of the Savannah City Directories reveal that George Raymond Foltz worked out of this location as early as 1908 (and possibly earlier), and up to 1914. In 1915 the studio is listed as 240 Bull, and after that on another street entirely.
I did manage to locate one Mildred Leopold in Savannah, born about 1909, daughter of Wm. H. and Georgia Leopold1. William's occupation is listed as a secretary for the "K of P." I learned, from a 1915 souvenir program of the Knights of Pythias, that W. H. was a member of that organization, so I believe K & P refers to the Knights of Pythias2.
By 1930, Georgia Leopold is a widow, and she & Mildred are living on Bull Street, in Savannah3. Twenty-year-old Mildred is working as a stenographer for the phone company. I lose track of her after that. I am not sure this is the same Mildred Leopold as the young girl in the picture, but it's a possibility to follow further.
1 "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLKS-LRQ : accessed 11 Nov 2012), Mildred Leopold in household of Wm H Leopold, Savannah Ward 4, Chatham, Georgia; citing sheet 11A, family 240, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374191.↩
2 Knights of Columbus Committee Roster, Savannah, Georgia, 1915, digital image,(http://www.ourancestors.info/Ancestors/Imageskofp1915/1.pdf)↩
3 "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/3SL9-ZN2 : accessed 11 Nov 2012), Mildred Leopold in household of Georgia Leopold, Savannah, Chatham, Georgia; citing enumeration district (ED) 0031, sheet 1B, family 25, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 344.↩