Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Family Photographs - Post 50: The Lath-house

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

This photograph is from my grandfather's photo album that I scanned during Scanfest in January:


The people in this picture are my great-grandparents, Austin and Della (Smith) Carringer. It was taken between 1915 and 1920 (based on adjacent photographs in the album). The setting is a lath-house that adjoined the house situated at 2105 30th Street in San Diego, which the Carringers built in the late 1890's.

Inside the lath-house there appear to be potted plants which may have been flowers or vegetables. Outside the lath-house were fruit trees and berry vines or bushes. Della had a green thumb - there were still vegetable, fruit, and berry vines/bushes/trees on the property when I was a boy in the late 1940's and early 1950's - my brother and I used to pick the produce in the summer and sell it on the street corner up at the Piggly Wiggly market two blocks away.

3 comments:

amyrebba said...

LOL you're not the only one. I don't think many of us are able to do a wordless post. I love seeing the old photos though and reading the stories behind them.

genealogygal said...
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genealogygal said...

There was a Piggly Wiggly store in San Diego? I remember a Piggly Wiggly store in Racine, Wisconsin where I grew up.(and where some of my Dutch Kramer and Dahlberg Swedish relatives lived)I don't know if the store in Racine is still there, it does not show up on the Piggly Wiggly location website: http://www.pigglywiggly.com/cgi-bin/customize?storelocations.html