Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Family Photographs - Post 62: Betty and the Chickens

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 is one of my most precious pictures. Inside the family chicken coop, there is Betty Virginia Carringer looking the egg providers in the eye and maybe even trying to kiss them. Some of these chickens are about her size!

This picture was taken in late 1920, with several others, by my grandfather, Lyle Carringer. He dutifully noted the egg count for each day in his account book, and the prices he received for the eggs. I don't know where he sold them, though. Perhaps Emily or her mother sold them on the street or by a neighborhood market.

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