Some years ago during a visit to an antique shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I came across this cabinet card photo of a little girl and her doll, and I couldn’t leave it behind. At the time, I wasn’t even collecting old photos. I also purchased a photo of the girl when she was older. Written on the back is the name Marie Nunnemacher.
Although I have a name, I can’t positively identify the sitter. I thought that the name written on the back would be her maiden name, since they are childhood photos. However, I haven’t been able to find a Marie Nunnemacher that would fit. I even searched the last names Winnemacher and Wannemacher, in case I was misreading the handwriting.
It’s possible that she was Mary “Marie” Wandel, born in 1888 in Milwaukee, who married Max Nunnemacher. However, this is just a guess. I hope that someday Marie’s family members will stumble upon this blog post and recognize her.