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Ten-year-old Willie Kelly and his aunt on horseback.
Dickinson County Library


Cities and towns -- Michigan -- Upper Peninsula

Photography of children

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Item also published with caption in: Dickinson County, Michigan : from earliest times through the Twenties / compiled and edited by William John Cummings. Iron Mountain, Mich. : Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, 1991. 432 p. : ill, maps, ports. ; 3

Photograph of ten-year-old Willie Kelly, only child of the Penn Iron Mining Company's general manager, was killed in an accident while boarding the cart pulled by his pony on August 20, 1898. Willie and his aunt probably posed for the photographer earlier that summer. Note that Willie's aunt is riding sidesaddle as most women did. Vulcan can be seen in the background.

Ten-year-old Willie Kelly and his aunt on horseback.

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