Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Baby at the Bush

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.

Mary Eleanor Davis 1929 Shenandoah, Virginia
Mary Eleanor Davis Slade
6 Jan 1929 - 3 Oct 2005

This is a photo of my mother probably in the summer of 1929 taken in front of her grandparents’ home on Sixth Street in Shenandoah, Virginia.

I don’t know what kind of bush this is, but it was the focal point of numerous snapshots throughout the years.

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  1. It must be interesting to see how the bush changed over the years.

  2. What a cutie! Looking forward to more bush photos :)
    We have photos taken in our front yard over the years and there is always a different company car of my husband's in the street.

  3. You mom definitely looks happy. And adorable, too. Considering how frequently some bushes/trees/hedges were used in some families, do you suppose people 80 or more years ago planted them with the idea of having a nice place to take photographs? A ready-made backdrop -- after the bush was mature enough to be useful, of course.

  4. Sweet Momma. When I was little and would look at this picture I used to think she had picked leaves and lined them on the blanket were the dark designs go across. Yes, I was way off on what babies could and couldn't do. hahaha!