Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Auction

When I found this flyer in a newspaper from March of 1920, I couldn't help but feel really sad for the family. We know that Hannah had been diagnosed with a stroke several months before. It must have been painful to think about selling your land and all your furnishings and moving.
Auction sales took a while to be set up so it wasn't as if Andreas and Olaf figured that Hannah would perish just a few days days before the sale. She died on the 11th and the auction was on the 23rd.
I wonder who played the piano that was sold. Did Hannah use the sewing machine often? How about the carpet loom? Full size flyer available by request.

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