It's time to turn our laser-like focus on Duluth Minnesota in 1923, to St Mary's Hospital in particular. We know two of Buckman's finest worked there, probably in the kitchen. John and Ket's daughter Aggie and her cousin Frances Dengel were 18 that year. (Ket's brother Nick was married to Carolina Dengel, and Frances was Caroline's brothers' orphaned daughter, who came to live in Buckman at 5, I believe).
Anyway, Sue sent the above pic before the reunion. I didn't realize at the time that the group was on the hospital roof. Sue wrote to St Mary's to see if there were employment archives, but evidently not.
The nun who answered her query said,"
The rooftop is definitely St. Mary's Hospital. (It was a very popular site for fresh air for all the staff and the ambulatory patients. . . ) The "uniform" which seems to be mainly a hair-protecting cap is not any of the professional classes at the hospital so I would assume that these are people from what we would now call either housekeeping or food service, probably food service".
Click the album pic--it blows up nice and large so you can really see the pics. Sue offered to send other rooftop photos too, so if this topic interests you, check back. I'll add them here when she does, ok? ☺