Does anyone know year of picture? My mother is on left.

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I wanted to share this family photo of Rachel Weitzel with the community. Location: unknown. Date: unknown.
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WikiTree profile: Rochelle Boehm
in Photos by Jeanne Drewrey G2G Crew (340 points)

I suppose this is kind of cheating, but do we have any idea how old the sisters were at the time? My guess as to the date is late 1940s, or any point in the 1950s. But, that is a pretty wide range.

Hope this helps,
Since it's a Lutheran confirmation I'm thinking the twins were about 16 years old. They were born March 31, 1918 in Oshkosh, Nebraska and confirmed in the Blue Earth Lutheran Church.
Also she was killed in a car accident in 1948, mother of four children so it was much earlier than late '40's or '50's.

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Great Share ! .. Usually in protestant churches confirmation is completed before 18. That would suggest that the time period of this photo is before 1936.  Their church should have records of this occasion. Her profile suggests that she might have been married by 1944. There are not rings on their fingers.

I adopted her profile to research further.

C'est Bon Magnifique ..
by Gerald Baraboo G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Jeanne Drewrey
Yes, it would have been before 1944. I'm guessing that the next step for me is to see if there are confirmation  records at the church. I just found out that her confirmation was at the Blue Earth Lutheran Church in Minnesota to get the date.
Yes, great source .. Very large successful family ..

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