Wednesday, May 26, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 104: Lyle Dressed Up

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 photograph of my grandfather, Lyle L. Carringer, taken in July 1896 (per the handwriting on the back of the card) at the Excelsior Studio in San Diego, California. Lyle is almost five years old in this photograph.

Last week, I was able to identify Lyle's suit that he wore for the photograph in 1894 as a Little Lord Fauntleroy suit. Does anyone know what this type of suit worn in the photograph above was called?

I just realized how much Lyle in this photograph looks like my grandson, Lucas. Lucas has long, curly hair and I've wondered where how he inherited the hair. Perhaps from his great-grandfather.

1 comment:

Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...

Loved the photograph, Randy. And it's nice to know I'm not the only one who has a difficult time with "wordless" on Wednesday's. Thanks for posting.