Wednesday, September 8, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 119: Cousins near the Bush

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 have scanned hundreds of family photographs over the past few years, and have converted the scanned TIF files to smaller JPGs, cropped and rotated as best I can.

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

I believe that this picture was taken in the 1915 to 1920 time frame in or near San Diego, California. It may be in the garden of Austin and Della Carringer, but I don't have other photos that show this large bush or tree and the buildings in the background. Likewise, I don't know enough about horticulture to identify the large bush (I think) that dominates this picture.

The persons in the photograph are known:
* On the left is Della (Smith) Carringer (1862-1944), wife of Henry Austin Carringer and mother of my grandfather, Lyle Lawrence Carringer
* In the middle is Abigail A. (Vaux) Smith (1844-1931), mother of Della (Smith) Carringer
* On the right is Hattie (Vaux) Loucks (1849-1924), a first cousin to Abigail (Vaux) Smith, and wife of Matthias Loucks. Hattie visited the Smith/Carringer family in San Diego quite often.

1 comment:

Liz said...

Camellias? I have two camellia bushes in my SoCal yard that are really more like trees in height & with thick branches similar to the tree in the photo.