Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Family Photographs - Post 60: Christmas 1920

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 persons in this photograph are my grandparents, Lyle L. and Emily (Auble) Carringer with their one-year-old daughter, Betty Virginia Carringer, my mother. My grandfather kindly noted "Xmas 1920" on the bottom of this photograph. The setting is the Carringer's home at 2054 Harrison Avenue in San Diego, I think.

I'm not sure who the man is sitting on the railing of the porch - it may be Uncle Edgar Carringer or a family friend. I wonder who took the picture? Perhaps one of Lyle's parents or Emily's mother, who lived with them.

Isn't Betty cute all dressed up in a hat, jacket and leggings? It gets cool in San Diego at Christmas - so the warm clothes are appropriate outside. When I see pictures like this, I wonder if these clothes were Christmas gifts from friends or family.

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