Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday photo prompt depicts children at play in the garden. Their wicker furniture is out on the grass, not protected by a brick patio or wooden deck as is the custom today. Wicker was truly “lawn furniture.” Judging by the photos handed down to me, my great grandmother Mary Theresa Sheehan Killeen Walsh had one piece of lawn furniture: a wicker chair. Count ’em. One.
The chair provided a good spot for picture-taking.
|Helen is holding her nephew John Holland,|
my great-grandmother's first grandchild.
I'm not sure who the other girls are,
but Helen captioned this "The Gang" - 1918
|Helen captioned this|
"Nora the Cook," but was she
really a cook? It looks like
Helen's oldest sister Aunt Lil.
Maybe it's a joke??
|Helen captioned this "Brothers"|
but I don't know who they are.
|Helen Killeen and|
John Holland 1918
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