Wednesday, May 19, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 103: Little Lord Lyle

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:

The handwriting on the back of this card says that this is Lyle Carringer and that it was taken 2 December 1894. It was taken at Klindt's (of Chicago) Photo Studio located at 657 Fifth Street in San Diego.

Lyle was just age 3 when this photo was taken. Look at that beautiful full head of curly hair. I don't recall that he had curly hair when he was an adult - he usually kept it short but did not have male pattern baldness, and neither did his father. Perhaps this is where my brother's curly hair came from!

The outfit is interesting too. Is that a Little Lord Fauntleroy suit he has on, with a kilt? I think it is!

The rocking horse in the background is probably a prop at the photographers, but I'll be Lyle climbed on it and went to town riding on that pony.

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