Studio portrait, circa 1924, likely taken in Washington, North Dakota.
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Studio photo of handsome little boy in sailor-type outfit, identified on the back as Henning Brandon or Brondon. Nothing concrete was found under the last name of Brondon, while an entry has been found for Henning Brandon in the 1925 North Dakota state census records. I’m not sure what the image is on the right-hand side of the photo. Maybe it was from something that happened in the studio or later, as in, if the photo was laid underneath another photo and this sort of blurry image appeared. Henning appears to be about four or five years old here, so this photo would have been taken around 1924. According to the 1925 census record, taken in Washington, Grand Forks County, ND, Henning was born about 1919, the son of Clarence and Esther Brandon. The record shows he had a younger brother, named Carsten, born about 1924.
Looking a little further, we find some other census records indicating he had been born in North Dakota, (as one might have guessed) and a record with a gravestone photo for a Henning G. Brandon, born August 20, 1918 in Findagrave, showing that he was a veteran of the U. S. Army, died August 29, 1966, and was buried in Washington Prairie Cemetery, Grand Forks County, North Dakota.
Sources: Ancestry.com. North Dakota, State Censuses, 1915 and 1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: North Dakota. 1915 North Dakota State Census and 1925 North Dakota State Census. State Archives and Historical Research Library, State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, North Dakota.
Year: 1930; Census Place: Washington, Grand Forks, North Dakota; Roll: 1736; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0057; Image: 340.0; FHL microfilm: 2341470. (Ancestry.com)
Find A Grave Memorial No. 21398791 (www.findagrave.com)