Sunday, January 25, 2009
Pecos, Texas -- 1911
We have a new scanner, so I had to play with it. This is a photograph of my grandfather, the dapper gent in the cap with his face turned away from the camera, having a grand old time with two young women. (Neither of whom are my grandmother...I think he hadn't met her yet.) He lived in Carlsbad, New Mexico at this time but I think he went to Pecos for fun. He was 19 years old in this picture. But what gets me about it is the beauty of the two young women...they look so contemporary. In a hundred years, will we look as fresh to people then? They've got my grandfather captured between the wheels of the water wagon, trapping him with their umbrella. And the gents in the back are getting a great deal of amusement out of it. I wonder if they were some of Pop's friends or just lookers-on.
These girls look like young women it would be fun to be friends with.