Christmas’ past 1929

From now until Christmas, I am going to try to post a picture from past family Christmas’ each day. 

Dorothy and Santa

Mom and Santa

This is a picture of my mother with Santa in 1929.  It looks like she is sitting on a horse or maybe it is suppose to be a reindeer.  There is a number on the wall 742.  Was that their way of keeping track of the pictures taken?

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge

I’m doing Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge.  My post The Mother-In-Law was the start.  This weeks challenge is to write about a favorite photo.  I thought this would be easy, but I have spent a lot of time trying to decide which one is my favorite.  There are so many of them that it was hard to decide.  Finally, I settled on one of my mother and Santa Claus.  It seemed appropriate since we just celebrated Christmas a few weeks ago.  

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The picture was taken in December 1929 when my mother was five years old.  I assume it was taken in Chicago, Illinois because that is where they lived at that time.  There is the number 742 in the picture.  Could that be how they kept track of the pictures, and it was picture number 742?  I love her bobbed hair, and Santa’s beard sure looks fake!  It’s hard to image my mother believing is Santa Claus or for that matter being five years old.  I wonder what she asked him to bring her for Christmas.  It looks like she might be holding something in her hand.  There is not much else to say about the picture, it speaks for itself.  Having spent many Christmas’ with my mother’s family, I can picture them celebrating Christmas 1929.

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