Historical Images of Porter County

Surrey Outside Lawson's Studio
Chesterton, Indiana

Date: Circa 1912
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Lawson
Postmark: Unknown
Collection: Gordon D. Rogers
Remark: Bertha Wannegar is the women on the left in this photograph. Bertha was the daughter of Frank Wannegar, who was the proprietor of the Porter Livery.

Lawson's Studio, the business visible to the left, was located at 748 Valparaiso Street (known today as Calumet Avenue). This photograph was taken north of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad tracks while facing southeast on Valparaiso Street. The building visible to the far right in the photograph was a pump house owned and operated by the railroad.

Bertha (Wannegar) Anderson was born on May 23, 1882, in Indiana, and married Emil Anderson in Joliet, Will County, Illinois, on October 23, 1916. Bertha died on January 17, 1968, in Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Chesterton Cemetery in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana.

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