Wednesday, September 1, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 118: The Carringer House

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 photograph is of the Carringer house that stood on the northeast corner of 30th Street and Hawthorn Street from 1895 to 1927. I posted an earlier photograph, from the late 1890s, of the house in The Carringer house in San Diego. My estimate of the time frame for the picture above is about 1905 to 1910.

The persons in the photograph above are (from the left):

* Far left in a uniform of some sort - probably Harvey Edgar Carringer (1852-1946), brother of Henry Austin Carringer
* Woman standing sideways - Abigail (Vaux) Smith (1844-1931), mother of Della (Smith) Carringer
* Woman seated - I don't know who this is. She may be Harriet (Vaux) Loucks, a cousin of Della (Smith) Carringer who visited often and was heavy-set.
* Woman standing - Della (Smith) Carringer (1862-1944), wife of Henry Austin Carringer and mother to Lyle Lawrence Carringer
* Young man standing - Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976), son of Henry Austin and Della (Smith) Carringer. Lyle was probably age 15 to 18 in this photograph, based on his slight stature in other pictures.
* Man standing on right - Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946), husband of Della (Smith) Carringer and father of Lyle Lawrence Carringer.

This picture shows a view from the middle of 30th Street of the house, and shows the extent of the upper floor to the north - it was not possible to tell in the other photograph. I must have scanned this photograph many years ago - I saw it today browsing through the digital collection and did not recall seeing it before. Funny how that happens!

1 comment:

Lori said...

What a lovely home! Are those palm trees?