Wednesday, June 15, 2011

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 157: Kimball's Mill hands in 1888

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.

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

The caption on the back of this photograph, written in my great-grandmother's hand, is "Kimball's Mill, Nat. City, 1888."  My great-grandfather, Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946), came to San Diego in 1887 after his marriage to Della Smith, and his first job was working in Kimball's Mill in National City.

I think that Austin is the man in the middle of the group on the right side of this photo - the fifth from the right, with a full mustache (they all have mustaches!) and the hat.  However, I am not 100% sure of that.  That man is the only one that looks remotely like Austin Carringer.

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1 comment:

Carol Yates Wilkerson said...

Pictures like this speak a 1000 words anyway. What they wore to work, hats of the era, the size of the building, the quality of the finished lumber. Small confession, it never occurred to me that there were mills in southern CA. I'm so used to Douglas fir being shipped from WA state being the norm. I need to broaden my outlook! :)