I decided a few old photos would be a good way to fill the void while I continue working on my latest blog. These are some of my favorites.
Barefoot and Bearing Serpents
This photo strikes me as interesting because it is a 4 generation family photo. The old lady in the back right is Jennie Osborn Brown and she is surrounded by 3 generations of her descendants. The man in the black suit is her son, James C. Brown. The two younger women are his daughters Della and Minnie. The children are Della and Minnie’s children.
It is everything one would expect of a family photo for the time and region at a first glance. A closer inspection reveals the stick with the large snake dangling from it. I’m still researching but I don’t think the snake is related. Unique photo prop to say the least.
Grandpa Needs a Safety Lesson
This second photo is of my paternal Grandfather, Jay Dee Fulkerson Sr. He died 3 years before I was born so I didn’t know him and know very little about him. He was killed in a horrible accident. Despite the unfortunate photo pose, no he did not suffer a firearm injury. He was cut in half by a malfunctioning street sweeping machine while working for the city of Flint.
The final photo is actually of one of my hubby’s paternal ancestors. This picture actually made me look twice the first time I saw it. It’s uncanny how much my hubby’s aunt resembles her Great-Great-Great Grandmother, Nancy Penrod (1798-1868). It’s amazing how strong some physical traits can be. I enjoy looking at old photos and watching physical characteristics that are passed down generation after generation.