Wednesday, April 21, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 100: Lyle, Rex and Tom

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 is a picture of my grandfather, Lyle L. Carringer in 1909, with his dog, Rex. Lyle is holding a San Diego High School flag or banner - he was attending his alma mater that year and for several more years, although he was age 18 in 1909. San Diego High School is also my mother's alma mater and my own (my 50th class reunion is in 2011).

Lyle and Rex are posing in front of their home at 2105 30th Street in San Diego. I think that during this time that Lyle was living in the upstairs bedroom. There is one other interesting feature in this photograph - the electric wires coming out of the ground and into the upper story of the house.

I saw the word "Tom" on the photograph, and wondered what it meant - there is a cat on the ground to the right of Lyle - he must be "Tom!"

I can't believe how similar my youngest brother, Scott, in his teens and twenties, looked like Lyle at that age.

1 comment:

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Really a neat photo, Randy. Thanks for pointing out the cat and the electric line. Background are so important in these older photos.

Bill ;-)
Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"