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. 

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

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

  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!

  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!

  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.

  6. Great picture! Thanks for sharing :)