Ever since my last visit to The House a few weeks ago, I’ve been trying to sort out some of the family history; concentrating for now on my grandmother’s huge family, with help of old photos and postcards. In one of her photo albums I found this photo from around 1920 showing family members and probably a couple of extra farm hands or neighbours helping with the hay harvest. And of course they’re using a horse for the job as well. With most of the photos I’m having a hard time dating them to an exact year, since there are very few dates and notes in the photo albums or on the back of the photos. However, fashion details may sometimes give a clue. Here, the men except one (the youngest) are all wearing hats, and the women headcloths. I guess they would hardly be exactly “dressing up” for the hay harvest. But on the other hand, they might have made a bit of an extra effort for the photo.
Do you know a lot about your own family history?
Have you tried to collect what you know in some way?
I just recently started a separate blog for my own research project: Greetings from the Past. (There is a button to it at the top of the sidebar in this blog, if you want to check it out some other time.) The photo above will probably turn up again on that blog as well, together with a few more photos showing life on the farm.
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