Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Boom Box

Wordless Wednesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks family historians to create a post in which the main focus is a photograph or image.


Helen Killeen Parker on a camping trip early 1900s

This photo of my great-aunt Helen Killeen Parker was taken probably between 1919 and 1921.  Notice the gramophone which must have provided some fun background music for a camping trip.  In my day, it would have been a transistor radio.  My daughters when in high school would have relied on their “boom box.”  Today, a simple iPod that fits in a pocket can hold 1000s of songs, more than anyone could listen to on a weekend camping trip. 


6 comments:

  1. Lovely photograph and lovely gramophone - how times change so quickly.

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  2. They have all the luxuries, taking the gramophone along!

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  3. WoW! And there was no RV to carry it all in!
    Here, if it doesn't fit in the pack it doesn't go :)
    Happy Wednesday!

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  4. When I see photos of these days, it makes me want to bring my old recorder out to play. I really like how the photographer took her off to the side to shoot your great-aunt and yet the afternoon they all shared is there too!

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  5. Great photo! My, how times have changed. From Gramophone to Ipod. I wonder what our grandchildren will be using to listen to their music.

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  6. Great picture! Thanks for sharing :)

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