I was cleaning up some of my shelves over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and had to stop to leaf through some old photo albums I found. I purchased the albums a while ago, and I have no idea who the folks are in the pictures. Still, I find old photos fascinating. They make me think about so many things about life long ago.....
I love this photo of a Christmas gathering. Those appear to be real candles on the tree, and the person dressed as Santa looks a little frightening. The kids in the foreground are holding a big pan of popcorn (I think they are making popcorn balls) and a tray of apples:
A cute baby posing in a tea box:
I like this playful picture of a mom in the wagon with her three kids. Toys were so well-built back then:
"Our Tin Lizzie," also known as the Ford Model T. This was the first vehicle that middle class folks could afford thanks to Henry Ford's assembly-line production of them right here in Michigan:
Little girls in their play clothes, posing on a rock down by one of the Great Lakes in Michigan:
Proud Boy Scouts, circa 1923:
Making a phone call on a candlestick phone. It required two hands, and you had to sit in one spot. Think of the convenience of cell phones we use now:
A dad clowns around with his son:
A little boy with his faithful companion:
Two cute brothers:
A woman playing a ukulele. There was quite a ukulele craze during the 1920's. I've come across a lot of sheet music and instructional booklets for ukulele players:
Sisters with their dolls. Kids had very few toys compared to children nowadays:
I like this family picture, especially the little boy in the sailor suit:
Do you ever wonder what kids did to entertain themselves many years ago, before computers, T.V., video games, perhaps even radio?
A high school basketball team, circa 1922. The uniforms have changed so much:
Do you wish things were simpler, or are you glad you live in the 2010's? Personally, I'm on the fence.....