Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Family Photographs - Post 11: Hats and Bicycles

I'm posting old family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is one of the most precious (to me) images from my Carringer family collection:

I believe that this photograph is from about 1895 in San Diego at an unknown location (it looks like a hat store, but it may be a family home). The people in the picture are (left to right):

* Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946), my great-grandfather - standing behind the bicycle on the left.

* Abigail (Vaux) Smith (1844-1931), my great-great-grandmother, mother of Della (Smith) Carringer - seated on the stool.

* Harvey Edgar Carringer (1857-1946), brother of Henry Austin Carringer - seated in doorway.

* Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976), my grandfather - seated on a wagon with wheels (the front wheels are difficult to discern - are they there?).

* Abbie Ardell/Della (Smith) Carringer (1864-1944), my great-grandmother, mother of Lyle Carringer - seated on the right.

This was a loose photograph on very thin paper found in the Carringer/Smith family photograph collection handed down from my mother to me in 1988.

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