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.
My best guess is that this is from a very touristy locale around 1919 or 1920. It shows a boy riding a fake horse in front of a railway car. All we can read on the train is “RLINGTON”. I am guessing that it is “Burlington Railway”.
This photo was affixed to some black paper and appeared to be from an old vacation photo album. On the back of the paper that this photo was attached to there was another photo. This one:
It seems quite likely that these photos were from the same trip and/or time period. Could “Cave of Winds” refer to this “natural cave behind Bridal Veil Falls at the Niagara Falls”?
It is hard to tell for sure, but the geography here looks similar to the one:
Burlington is a town in Ontario, Canada about 45 miles outside of Niagara Falls.
That is my best guess! Do you have any others?
Who was this boy and what is his story?
Do you think the analysis above is correct?
What are the alternatives?
What do you think, feel, and wonder about as you consider the photos?
Colorized by Okkama Colorizations at The Psychogenealogist (2019). Catherine M. Rooney, 6th grade teacher in Washington D.C., gives a lesson on War Ration Book Two in 1943.
A beautiful cabinet card photograph from 1893 showing a group of children. Who are they and what are their stories?
Is this boy at a Burlington Railway (Ontario, Canada) station in 1919 or 1920? Can you help me find and tell his story?
I was delighted to find this very unique cabinet card photograph of two smiling children holding hands. Who are they? Can you help me find their stories?
Here is another series of vintage 1956 Kodachrome photo slide images. The notes on this particular set says: “Dec ‘56 - Jon’s 5th Birthday Party - Skokie C.C.”
Here are two cute 1950s kids, presumably siblings. According to the note on the back they are Janis and Steven on Janis’s 5th birthday, May 1, 1955. Can you help me find their stories?
This #foundphoto is interesting to me more for what is on the back than what is on the front. This probably early 1950s photograph has a bright red lipstick imprint on the back.
A German boy celebrates with chocolate and paints. Is it his birthday? Christmas? Can you help me find and tell his story?
“Grandma Alice (Howe) Jenkins and Great Uncle Tommy Howe”. Can you help me find their stories?
Well, we’ve done it! Two years straight! This is the 104th installment of The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week series. I hope you’ve enjoyed them. Here’s a beauty with links to all the other.