Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Oh You Boys!

Addressed to Mr. Archie Polar, Morley, Wis(consin)
Oh you boys - great on riding wheels. They aren't so bad are they

"Oh You Boys!" Digital imagine of Grace Pearson and Alma Polar. Undated.
Original photograph privately held by Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski (c) 2013


Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

I have to wonder...are these girls dressed as boys? Such a fun photo, regardless.

Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...

Hi Heather! Very clever of you to notice!! During the early 1900's it became "all the rage" for women to dress up as men & have their photographs taken. It's one of the reasons I singled out my grandmother for her adventurous attitude. She was raised in a very strict Baptist family - I would love to know what her family thought about her dressing up as a man! - i think this is a glimpse into the type of woman she was - possibly not what she would have shared with her granddaughter. I have a couple of other photographs at first glance looks like a man ... until you take a closer look. I don't recognize the photo subject leading me to believe my grandmothers friends were just as adventurous. Thank you for taking time to visit my blog & leaving a comment.


Unknown said...

If I am correct Alma's mother was Ruby Thorn Polar, married to Archie Polar. I am the granddaughter of her sister, Hazel Thorn Clark. I have a great deal of genealogy done on the Thorn line. Contact me if you are interested.

Grant Davis said...

Very interesting. I thought the picture looked a little different, but didn't think much of it until I read the comments about girls dressed as boys.

I just noticed we are friends on Facebook, and I just started following you on pinterest.

Maybe we should start following following each others blogs.

Regards, Grant

Grant Davis said...

Like the way your blog is set up. The world turning to records your visitors is fun. Can you access statistics to see where your visitors are from. My system is kinda like yours. I need to make my blog less busy.

Regards, Grant


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