Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt is a popular carnival ride: the swings. It happens to be my favorite because for this Big Chicken it offers the maximum stomach-dropping thrill. No roller coaster for me, thank-you.
And no roller coaster or swinging carousel for my great-aunt Velma Davis Woodring and her friends either. They found a different thrill, a different way to test gravity. Velma’s college scrapbook does not elaborate on the summer of 1924 when she and her chums climbed onto some structure, perhaps a bridge, and posed for pictures.
Unknown and Velma Davis
|Up in the air?|
The captions with question marks make me wonder if Velma was teasing. Were they really high up? Or was there some trick photography designed to fool the eye? Maybe they were not as high in the sky as it appears. It looks pretty dangerous though.
Swing on over to Sepia Saturday for more high flying adventures.