Sunday, June 26, 2011
One Page, One Photo, One Loose Photo-The Baker Family 4
I think of these as the Baker family collection because the seller told me they came from a photo album owned by someone named Baker. This page has the only reference to the Bakers, a caption for a missing photo. "THE OLD BUS. Baker's Pride-the Driver." The little girl is Janet Sturrock, a relative? I know a lot of people don't understand my practice of publishing everything from a collection. After all, the loose photo is so out of focus as to be almost unrecognizable, but something is written on the back that, at least to me, is interesting. "Canton 1925." Eventually there will be pictures from Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, Brighton, perhaps New York, but just as likely Brighton, England. There will be references to another Limey, and an aunt from Australia. These people got around, which makes me wonder. Is that Canton, Ohio or Canton, China? Canton, China had a large European community, and within it's gated communities, Europe was recreated. A picture taken there would look just like one taken in England. Sure, the odds are overwhelming that the blurred final image is from Ohio, but when the English are involved, when the empire was still somewhat intact, one can never be certain.