Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Family Photographs -- Post 12: Swimming Suits

I'm posting old family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is one of the most precious (to me) images from my Seaver family collection:


This picture was taken in the summer of 1923 in front of the cottage that the Fred and Bess (Richmond) Seaver family owned at Whalom Lake, an amusement park for many years located near Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The Seaver family would take weekends during the summer at the lake, and Bess and her sisters would stay for a week or two each summer with their children.
The people in this photograph are, left to right, Frederick W. Seaver (age 12), Geraldine Seaver (age 6), and Edward R. Seaver (age 10). Fred is, of course, my father.
This photograph was in the Geraldine (Seaver) Remley collection provided to Randy Seaver in May 2007 for digitizing and sharing with the rest of the family.

8 comments:

Jasia said...

What a great photo! I can understand why you treasure it. It's a wonderful period picture, and the kids are sooo cute!

BeNotForgot said...

Luv the photo! Sitting here in a very warm D/FW TX wishing I was somewhere near where this was taken. Is that a sleeping porch?

Jean B. Duncan said...

Great how they're being little soldiers while they have their picture taken! My mom grew up in Auburn, MA and tells a story of going to Cape Cod one time to the beach. I love images like this one.

Bill West said...

Great picture, Randy!

cheekfam said...

Wonderful picture. I didn't know you had a Fitchburg connection. My brother was born there right before my Dad was shipped overseas in WW2.

cheekfam said...

Wonderful picture. I didn't know you had a Fitchburg connection. My brother was born there right before my Dad was shipped overseas in WW2.

cheekfam said...

Wonderful picture. I didn't know you had a Fitchburg connection. My brother was born there right before my Dad was shipped overseas in WW2.

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

I love pictures of cottage country. the city where I live (Chateauguay, Quebec) on the south shore of Montreal started out as a farming area, but grew into weekend cottage country for Montrealers in the 50s and 60s.
That's why if you take a stroll around the neighbourhood you see a large variety of homes.
Evelyn in Montreal