At Play In The Archive
Selfie sticks weren’t a thing in my Great-grandpa Franz Georg Leopold Lessiack’s day, and I have no idea who was on the shooting end of the camera in this case. Maybe it was Leo’s new girlfriend — a sweet young thing named Margaret — or maybe it was Emma or Bruno, his sister and brother-in-law. Whatever the case, I can’t help but think that all these picture were taken with the intention of sending them home to Great-great-grandmother Henriette Catharina Maria Puhlmann Lessiack back in Hamburg.
I don’t know the location of the town pictures. The paper he’s holding and the flag behind him seem to have special significance, but the paper is so blown out that I can’t get any detail from it, even with a loupe. We shall have to wonder. Doesn’t Leo look dapper in his straw boater hat?
The country picture is labeled “Franklin’s Cove, 9/30/16” on the back.
Leo was about 27 years old when these photos were taken, just about the right age to think about settling down with a nice girl. More on that soon.
Happy Saturday, People.