1949 Film Information


This film was taken on August 28, 1949 – the day after the wedding of Verna and Arny McNeal. Location: Bemidji, MN at Nils Meland’s home. Ole and Hilda Olson, our Rydland cousins, and Grandma Olson are in the film. Jimmy and I (Arline) were visiting from California for the wedding. Jimmy was not well – had a relapse of whooping cough while we were there. I may have been the one taking the pictures.
– Arline Kenney, January 28 2012

A. Little boy & cats = Jimmy Kenney, 2 years and John Dickinson, Leora Dickinson’s son
B. Little girl with hat = Susan Dickinson, Leora’s daughter
C. Young lady in blue dress = June Meland
D. Little girl walking with June = Sandra Meland
E. 2 Young ladies = Ardell Meland and Leora R. Dickinson walking from Bud Meland’s home
F. Man in yellow shirt = Bud Meland
G. Man Bud walks by = Reuben Meland
H. Lady Bud walks by = Muriel Meland Olson
I. Man in yellow shirt = Bud holding Sandra Meland
J. Older man with limp = Uncle Ole Olson clowning – walking on and off the side walk
K. Man with binoculars = Bud Meland
L. Woman in Blue top = Valborg Rydland
M. Woman in yellow dress = Muriel Olson
N. Woman in red blouse = Leora Rydland Dickinson
O. Girl in wagon holding little boy = June holding Jimmy
P. Man stepping on back of wagon = Gordon Olson????
Q. Baby in wagon = Susan Dickinson
R. Man running to steer wagon = Wesley Meland
S. Boy in wagon = John Dickinson
T. Older man = Nils Meland
U. Older man with camera = Ole Olson
V. Woman sitting on car = Valborg Rydland
W. Woman in green = Sylvia Rydland
X. Woman on scooter = Ruth Rydland
Y. Woman in white dress getting in car = Hilda Olson
Z. Older woman in light colored dress = Marie Meland

There is one shot of Gordon Olson carrying Sandra Meland – just before the one of Bud with Sandy.

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