Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Family Photographs - Post 45:Father and Daughter

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.

This photograph is from my grandfather's photo album that I scanned during Scanfest in January:

This is a photograph of my grandfather, Lyle L. Carringer (1891-1976) holding my mother, Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002). My guess is that the picture was taken in late 1919 or early 1920, perhaps for Betty's christening (I don't have a date for a christening if it ever happened) or her first birthday on 30 July 1920.

Isn't this a great picture? Look at the look of pride and contentedness on Lyle's face (or is it fear he's going to drop the baby?). He still has the short haircut on the sides of his head (he was recently in the U.S. Marines) but the hair on top is growing longer and he is combing it back. Betty looks like she's thinking "what in the world are they doing to me now? I hope daddy doesn't drop me. What does 'smile' mean? Don't they know I just filled my diaper?"

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