At Play In The Archive
Hello, People. This post wraps up the Lessiack family travels through New Mexico, Northern California, Southern California, and into Arizona, where they ended their trip by visiting the Grand Canyon in December of 1927. All of the photographs in this post came from the same beautiful but fragile old black paper album, and my great-grandma Margaret very helpfully provided captions for most of the images.
The album ends rather abruptly with the following images, so I’m not sure how the Lessiacks traveled home or what sights they encountered along the way. Given that they lived in Bogota, New Jersey, it seems like a rather long stretch of the journey to leave out, but I’m grateful for what I’ve got.
Not included in the album is this photo, also from 1927, which I have scoured for faces I recognize. I’m forced to surmise that my Grandpa Bob might be the little boy standing on the far left with the striped shirt and the blurry face, but that is just a wild guess. It’s possible that he’s not pictured at all, since the back of the photo says, “January 1927 – Virginia Dusenbury,” whoever she is. Nonetheless, it’s an interesting glimpse into a primary school classroom in 1927. I’m fascinated by how every little girl pictured has basically the same haircut. The bob with bangs was on trend that year, it seems.
In other news, RootsTech 2018 happened last week. I wasn’t able to go this year, but I do hope to go next year — it’s already on my calendar. As both a tech nerd and a genealogy nerd, it seems like it might be my happy place, no? I was delighted to learn that WordPress, who was one of the sponsors of the convention, featured my blog this year. If you found me that way, welcome! Please leave a comment and tell me about your experiences at RootsTech. What did you learn, and what were your favorite and least favorite things about the conference?
Until next time, dear People. Thanks for visiting.