Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt is the window of a French beauty salon. Despite the many possibilities suggested by fashionable dress, hairstyles, signs, curling irons, and reflections, what speaks to me today is the ever practical pedestal. Among my many family photos are pedestals and make-shift pedestals.
It must have been around Easter when my grandaunt Helen Killeen Parker plopped some bunnies on a pedestal.
No pedestal handy? A barrel will do for Aunt Helen’s Bull Terrier.
Poodles posing on a pedestal is no surprise. Almost every photo of my mystery New York family includes at least one poodle. This one was taken in 1917 when John Jr. (surname unknown) was born.
|Probably the grandfather of John Jr. in the scale|
and Cutey, the dog 1917
(Cloth-covered poodle pedestal is at the far right)
It’s not a pedestal, but the Lucas family’s flower urn allowed the college crowd to rise to new heights in 1925.
A brick pillar served as a pedestal for my grandaunt Violetta Davis Ryan.
Hop up on your pedestal to peer through the windows of Sepia Saturday. There is so much to see and read.
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