Photography was a new-fangled thing at the dawn of the twentieth century. George Eastman had introduced the box camera and rolled film in 1888, when Charlie and Lula were only six and seven years old. Portrait studios were doing good business and professional photographers were lugging their cumbersome equipment down every backroad in the country. As the equipment and the science matured, the capacity to make pictures of every aspect of life grew with them. Pictures and print descriptions are the only eye-witness accounts that remain of the way things were. It can be said that photographs are gemstones of memory because they can say in a flash what sometimes can't be said with ten-thousand words. Each one that survives intact is a precious glimpse of a moment suspended in time, a jewel for the eyes of posterity.The links below will provide access to the diamond mines of our family's splendid march through the last one-hundred-plus years. Explore, enjoy, and remember as you do, that without these photos, these little peeks at life 'back then' would not be possible. Take plenty of pictures of your life now, to leave for those who follow us. It's important.
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