I have another album of funny pictures to share with you. This time, there’s even an entry from faraway Chile. Thanks to the Web, this column has readers around the globe.
Laura Cook sent me several images of her grandmother Marie Schultheis clowning with friends in the summer of 1913. This is my favorite (above). I love the pained expression of the guy on the bottom.
Barbara Capone sent in a family mystery. It was taken in Scotland County, Mo., at what she thinks was Minnie and Joseph Cook Walker’s house, but she has no idea who these people are. The Walkers were her Capone’s grandparents.
Here’s a fun snapshot of Faith Peel’s father, aunt and uncle. She doesn’t know the names of the rest of the folks.
Marlys Sebasky thought this picture and the next one looked very similar to the original posting of the card players in Fergus Falls, Minn. What do you think?
Gonzalo A. Luengo O. of Chile sent the image below. It’s a postcard sent from Sestri Ponente (near Genoa, Italy) to Luengo’s great-great-grandfather Antonio De Filippi Montaldo. It’s a bit of a mystery. The banner reads “Premio Beneficenza, 28 febbraio 1903″ which translates to “Charity Prize, February 28, 1903.” Does anyone have any information on the tradition shown? E-mail me if you do.