Theo. Weber and family moved to Maplewood from Kirkwood about 1903. My first post contains the images and documents that pertain to the Kirkwood years. This second post has mostly images from their years in Maplewood. If you haven’t seen my first post on this fantastic collection you should do that now. Part One.
One of the last images in my first post is one of Lillian Weber made in the “Summer of 1902.” On the back she has written, “20 years old, Kirkwood – Mo, Main St.” The image of their home and business in Maplewood, that set me off on this adventure, has “Built 1903” written on the face of it.
Let’s start with that image again.
On the back of this image, Lillian has written, “Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Herold, and Brother Harry Weber, Father Theo. Weber, (neighbor child). This makes me think she may have gotten married about this time, 1902-3.
This is an image of the Weber’s youngest child, Antoinette. The back has a date in 1899. This is puzzling because she was born in 1892. The person in the image definitely looks older than 7.
The back side of the previous image. (TBSOTPI) Interesting that at some point they dropped the “Von” from their name. Perhaps because of WWI?
The youngest Weber child, Margaret Antoinette in an image that was made on May 28, 1905.
Unfortunately Antoinette would have a tragic early end to her life as the back side of the previous image shows.
George Alfred “Al” Weber 1886-1966 I don’t know what “Club house” could mean but 7485 was the address of their building in Maplewood. I don’t think this is their building under construction? I wonder what baseball team the E.P.C. stands for?
Another look at George Alfred Weber. This time he is at home in Maplewood. How do we know? Next image.
It even has the date. October 15, 1905.
Theodore Jr. was the oldest of the Weber boys. This is another tintype made on November 12, 1905.
Four undated images of Antoinette.
And the back sides of the same.
Also undated but the backside is interesting for the information it contains.
The back side has the instructions for the hand coloring. It certainly seems like it is worth an extra dollar to me.
Here’s a couple more. I’m not certain that the one on the right is Antoinette as it is not labeled.
The rear of the same.
Here’s that postcard if you want to try and read it. Something got stolen from her but I’m not sure what.
On the back, “Miss M. Weber.” This is an interesting photo to me. Unfortunately none of the Photoshopic tricks in my repertoire could do anything about the shine across her face.
Sad end to a fine young woman.
How about a dog picture after all that sadness. My guess is this is Theo. Sr.
That is 21 images and I still have quite a few more to post. Even though I promised another blockbuster image this time, it will just have to wait until next post, The Amazing Lillian Weber Herold Collection – Part Three.
Again much thanks to the descendants of Lillian Weber Herold for sharing this great material with us.
If the sun should decide to stay out for a few days, I’ll see you at the pool.
Doug Houser May 30, 2021