31 December 2012

Happy New Year 1900-Style!

My great-grandmother is sitting near the front-middle holding the latest rage, a stuffed "Teddy" bear.  Yes, they had electric lights.  My dad shared this photo on facebook tonight and I thought I would share it with you.  :)

11 comments:

  1. What an awesome piece of family history! And, very cool...

    It is a good thing someone invented those new fangled Teddy Bears too. They are my children's primary toys. They have names, family relationships, problems to solve. It is really all quite complicated.

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    1. That's sweet! I'm glad they play together nicely with them (most of the time). :)

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  2. I don't remember when Teddy Bears first were made, but I love that your great grandmother is holding one.
    I have a couple of Teddies myself, along with several stuffed chimpanzees and a gorilla. They all have names.....

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    1. This is 1899-1900 so I should imagine you do NOT remember when Teddy bears were first made...! :)

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  3. I love old photos. My family is from another country, and I don't have many. I treasure the ones I do have.

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    1. They're so fun! But I don't have many. Pinched this one from the internet.

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  4. Love the picture! Lordie, that was a houseful for somebody!!!

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    1. I know, right?? This looks like a dining room with no table!

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  5. Now, that's some perspective for me. Both my paternal grandparents were born in 1900. I never knew either of them, but this picture helps me imagine the world they were born into. So cool, and thank you for sharing!

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