Friday, May 3, 2013

Fifty Fridays #36

Last week I mentioned that I had found some photos which were not on my CD.  This morning, I quickly took a photo of one.  That's by way of explaining the not-so-great quality of the photo. 

I don't know if this is family or not.  I don't even really know where it is.  But I would say it's more likely a city just because of the subject matter.  And the style of the houses would, to me, indicate north-eastern North America.  It might be a special day - or even a Sunday, since the kids appear to be dressed up.   On the back is written:  "This is the old fellow with the hand organ".  Clearly the real subject for the writer is the hurdy-gurdy man. 

I would put it at the very early 1900's.  That's just a guess given the clothing.  The older boy in the hat has a face and head far older-looking than his size would indicate.  I wonder if that had something to do with the diet?  Are these three (or even five) children a family group?  Three seem to be looking at the camera so it gives that impression.  But I have no clue who their family might be.  There are quite a few mystery photos like this in the box.  And that just makes an interesting mystery that we know will never be solved. 


Cindy said...

Another B&W of yesteryears, takes you back awhile. Reminds me of mom telling me stories of people walking the streets and playing instruments for money. Although she only talked about this as they walked behind a horse pulled wagon full of kids and gypsies. I guess she needed a reason to tell us to behave or the gypsies would take us away.

Empty Nester said...

I have quite a few mystery photos too and they drive me NUTS! I want to know who they are and all the people who could tell are long gone.


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