Ah, the leisure of long-ago summers when life was slower and families spent time together relaxing, fishing, swimming, and playing.
This is a camping photo. It seems that some weekends my mom's family drove to the lake, parked, and put up an awning. I don't know if they spent the night in this type of "tent" or not.
While I can't definitely identify the people in this photo, I believe that the girl in the front is either my mother or her sister.
This photo was taken in 1928 or later - at least that's my guess after looking at photos of old cars and comparing them to the one in the foreground (and the one in the background, too). It appears that the one in the background is a Chevrolet. If anyone reading this post knows cars and can identify make, model, and year, please respond in the comments. I'd love to know.
My favorite part of the above photo is the shadow - though technically, it's a reflection. See it? I didn't notice it at first but as I was examining the photo it popped out at me. Isn't it wonderful? How did the photographer do that, and where could he have been standing? What time of day was it -- morning or evening? And whose reflection is it?
This is another "camping" photo. I can identify only two people: the woman at the back, second from the left, is my grandfather's sister, Lula. The woman on the right in front is my mother, Audrey. Based on how old my mom looks I think this photo was taken later than the one above.
Inside the tent I can see cots so I think they probaby camped overnight in this tent.
The girls look like they are focused on their ice cream. I think it's interesting that 3 of them seem to be wearing identical bracelets.
These photos came from my grandmother's photo album. Many of the photos in that album had been removed from some other album and put into this newer one. None of the individuals were identified. Many of the photos were postcards that had been cut down, and some of the regular photographs had their borders trimmed off (unevenly). Fortunately, some older living family members remembered some of the people in the album so we can tell that it's organized by families: my grandmother's children and their children; her parents and siblings; her husband's siblings; etc.
I hope you're enjoying your summer (if you're in the northern hemisphere). Thanks for coming to look at my blog.
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