Recently I opened an old postcard album I had acquired quite a while back, and as I looked at the pictures I was amused at the glimpses of life about one hundred years ago that it held. I thought it would be fun to share with you, too.
Years ago, family photos were often converted into postcards. This group of children playing in their yard captures the simple joys of childhood:
Wheelchairs from back in the day were wood affairs with caned seats:
Cattle in the stockyards near Chicago, with Armour Meats and Swift & Company factories looming in the background:
Speaking of food, here's a huge catch of salmon in Washington:
What did people do for entertainment in the early 1900's? Minstrel shows were popular. This children's ticket is dated 1912:
And here's a ticket for a banquet put on by the Hoopla Club! Gee, that looks exciting.....
Can you imagine the level of poverty of the folks living in this abode?
It's a good thing there were strict rules for dress and decorum when young ladies and gentlemen gathered together. Things might get out of control otherwise.....
Sometimes, the gentlemen would get together for a friendly game of cards and some beer when the weather was nice:
It's good to see youngsters being kind to their elders:
......although some elders are friendlier than others. Grandmother Weedin appears to be a bit of a grouch:
That's all I have to share for now!