Every Friday The Psychogenealogist shares a "Pic of the Week." The intent is to encourage thought and imagination about the spaces where psychology, genealogy, and history converge.
Here is an amusing photo of a vacation my great grandmother, Ida Rhoads Sears (1900-2002), took with two of her sisters to Disneyland (Anaheim, CA) in 1965. The back of this photo says: "Disneyland Jan. 23, 1965. Look how bashful Pinocchio is. Ha!"
Ida (left, touching Pinocchio's hand) was the youngest of about 15 siblings. Her sister Mary Rhoads (1893-1989) is in the middle. Amanda (Rhoads) Campbell (1895-1988) is on the right.
Here are a couple of more photos from that same trip:
Disneyland first opened in 1955. 1965 marked the 10 year anniversary of the theme park. Here is a nostalgic look back at what my great grandmother and her sisters saw on their visit.
- Were you ancestors lucky enough to take vacations? Where did they go?
- How did travel play a role in your family history?
- What are some of the cultural institutions (e.g., Disneyland) that figured prominently in your family history?
Do you have an old photograph or a genealogical story that you would like to share? I am happy to consider guest submissions for possible Pic of the Week or other blog posts in the future. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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