Scenes of Moving Day

By Maureen A. Taylor

I’ve been packing boxes for weeks getting ready to move houses. So how did our ancestors move their belongings in the past? They employed wagons and later, vans similar to the ones companies use today.

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Sharon Pike sent in this picture of her father-in-law’s Greyhound Van Lines Truck that he drove. It was taken in the 1940s. When he was on the road, Gene sent his wife Marion postcards nearly every day.

Check out my Moving Day board on Pinterest. If you haven’t used this site yet, it’s like an online scrapbook of images found on the web. You can organize your Pinterest images in “boards” and see what others have “pinned” on their boards. When you scroll over one of the images you can post a comment. Can’t wait to see what you have to say!


Solve your family photo mysteries with these books by Maureen A. Taylor:

  • Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats 1840-1900
  • Preserving Your Family Photographs
  • Fashionable Folks: Hairstyles 1840-1900
  • Finding the Civil War in Your Family Album