FRIDAY FAMILY FINDS


YESTERDAY MOM AND I WERE GOING THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHS, THIS DRIVES MY DAD CRAZY……PARTLY BECAUSE, HE CAN’T REMEMBER THE PEOPLE AND PARTLY BECAUSE WE SCATTER THEM EVERYWHERE!!!

OLD HOME WEEK FRANKLIN PA, 1929

I believe the people were dressed in earlier clothing, perhaps for the event of Old Home week. Look closely, the cars and clothing do not match. Some of the women have on Victorian clothing. I think in 1929, we would have seen shorter styles in dresses. Perhaps like below, which is probably 1927.

NANA AND PAPA

Tin Lizzie!!! You don’t see these every day. Produced by Ford Motor company from September 1908 until October 1927, these automobiles changed the way Americans lived, worked and travelled.

This is my grandmother, Mamie Christine McCall on the left. Although I do not think these are the same automobiles in both pics, they could be. The fenders look a little different. However, my grandfather , on the right, Harvey Hershel Pickens did marry the girl on the left. She looked about 17 according to other photos I have of her, he looks to be about twenty something. And doesn’t he look dapper in his slim pants and boots?

The photo of Nana was taken almost certainly in Plant City, where her father, C R McCall, Blacksmith,  was once asked to work for Henry Ford himself.

“I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one – and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God’s great open spaces. ” Henry Ford

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