Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt features two vehicles with the implied theme of “large and small.” My grandaunt Helen Killeen Parker’s attempts to be humorous with her labels alerted me to a pair of photos from her 1920s photo album.
|Helen Killeen in a toy "jitney"|
Definitely large and small. A "jitney" is a small vehicle used for transporting people much like a shuttle. As slang, it suggests a cheap car. Helen's label for both the family car and riding toy gives me some insight into her playful humor.
Father and son are obviously “large and small” especially when the son is just a baby. Orvin Sr. and Orvin Jr. are on the right. The other father and son also fit the theme.
|Orvin Davis and Orvin Jr. right|
Finally, whenever I write about my grandaunts Violetta and Velma, I can’t help noticing how much our alma mater has changed – from a mere two buildings on opening day in 1910 to a campus that straddles an interstate.
|James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA|
You can't get the entire campus in a single photo.
Just north of center is the walkway over the interstate
to the newest section of campus.
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