Wednesday, March 10, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 94: Emily Auble, age 1

I'm posting 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.

I managed to scan about 100 family photographs in the Scanfest in January, and have converted the scanned TIF files to smaller JPGs, cropped and rotated as best I can. Many of these were "new" to my digital photograph collection.

Here is a photograph from the Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:

This is a photograph of my grandmother, Emily Kemp Auble, born 19 August 1899 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, the daughter of Charles and Georgianna (Kemp) Auble. The bottom of the card says "Gehrig" and "337 W. Madison Ave., Chicago."

My estimate is that this picture was taken when Emily was about one year old; therefore, in late 1900 or early 1901. Charles, Georgianna and Emily resided at 515 West Adams Street in Chicago in the 1900 US Census.

Look at that dress - isn't it beautiful? Is this a baptismal photograph? It could well be. My impression is that baptisms were one of the events that would be commemorated by a visit to a commercial photographer.

I don't have many photographs of my grandmother as a child. I posted one earlier here, with her as a baby. I do have several more now, and will show them off in the next few weeks.

1 comment:

Sanjay Maharaj said...

Before I read the post I did look at the picture first and what caught my eyes was the beautiful dress, you are correct, the dress is indeed very beautiful
I just love the way babies got dressed in the old days compared to today.