Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Family Photographs - Post 52: Ellen at the beach

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:

This photograph is of Ellen Doctor, a young lady from Belleville, Kansas, taken at La Jolla Cove in 1913 (according to the front and back of the photograph).

Ellen Doctor (born 1896) was a second cousin of Lyle L. Carringer - her Vaux descent is given in Descendants of Samuel and Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux - Post 3. She is #18, and a great-granddaughter) in the list of descendants from Samuel and Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux. Lyle Carringer was a great-grandson of Samuel and Mary Ann - he is #4 in Descendants of Samuel and Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux - Post 4.

La Jolla Cove was a favorite spot for San Diego photographers because of the wave-carved rocks. It was usually reached by a walk from the beach north of the La Jolla Caves - now called La Jolla Shores. The La Jolla Caves are still accessed by a long staircase from a shop on the top of the cliffs. Ellen was about age 17 when this photograph was taken, and this was probably her first visit to California and her first view of the Pacific Ocean. I wonder if she passed her memories on to her children?

This photograph was pasted into the album of Lyle L. Carringer, with pictures dating from approximately 1908 to 1925, and was handed down to his daughter (my mother) who gave it to me after 1988.

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