Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Not So Wordless Wednesday - Family Photographs:: Post 76: Something Different

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 post card is from the Lyle Carringer photo album handed down to me from my mother in 1988:

No, they are not my ancestors!!! Hmmm, maybe very distant cousins (the back hair kind of gives it away). And they are real gorillas, not my grandparents or someone else dressed up as gorillas.

Here is the back of the post card:

Ah, a name, date and place! My great-grandmother, Della (Smith) Carringer (1862-1944) went to the San Diego Zoo for her 75th birthday on 11 April 1937 and saw these gorillas dancing (or whatever) and someone snapped the picture. Or did she buy the postcard?


Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

Hello Randy,
This is a great addition to the Quadrupeds Festival!
I had actually dropped by for a very quick visit on my lunchtime yesterday and I was hoping you intended it for the Festival.

Sheila said...

How fortunate for you that your great grandmother wrote the details on the back of the card. My family seem sadly lacking in that field, but I'm going to have to get down to some serious research.