Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
I could not help noticing all the trophies displayed on the hood of the car in this week’s Sepia Saturday photo prompt. With nothing new to add to a post about trophies written in 2013, I decided to apply a broader interpretation: stuff on the hood of a car.
This is just another of the gazillion photos in my “UNKNOWN” file. The original is in a scrapbook belonging to my grandaunt Velma Davis Woodring. The driver LOOKS like Velma, but the older Velma I knew in the 1960s when she was in her 50s. This photo was taken much earlier, probably in the mid-1920s when she would have been a teenager. The boys are strangers to me. The place? Probably somewhere in the town of Shenandoah, Virginia.
So what were they up to? Why did they have those branches all over the hood? The boy is in shirt-sleeves, so it’s doubtful they were gathering evergreen boughs for Christmas decorating. They look HAPPY, so it’s doubtful they had just crashed into a tree.
Not much to say here. So, like the gentlemen waving in the prompt, I’ll bid adieu.
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