Elmer Allen, my great grandmother's younger brother. San Jose, CA. Date unknown, most likely the mid 1920s.
Del Monte cannery, Honolulu Hawaii, early 1900s.
This is a gorgeous group shot. Enlarge it and look at the people's faces. There was clearly a large Japanese contingent at this site, a couple white guys, and a few people of indistinguishable origins. I wish we had more information on my uncle's time at Del Monte, he worked all over California and in Hawaii during a very interesting time in Asian immigration to the United States.
Family friends, 1890s California. This is a beautiful couples portrait, wish I had more info. Hope everyone had a great weekend.
It's Sunday morning, get some coffee in you.
Roadside diner somewhere out west. The man drinking coffee is my great, great uncle. Date unknown.
Happy Sunday everybody.
It's Friday night, so step out with your boys (and girls). Grandfather on the right. Early 50s. Texas. Have a great weekend everybody
Photo taken June 1906 at Los Medanos, California.
Here is a verse for you to learn - Oh! dear! Oh! dear! I feel so queer. My heart goes pit-a-pat. Everyone looks at me and says who's pretty little girl is that.
Sent from Keystone, California Oct. 6 1908.
The photo is blurry and I have no idea who this sharply-dressed gentleman is, but I love the caption. He's in one other photo so I'm guessing based on the album I found these photos in, that he was a family friend or cousin around my great grandmother's age. I wonder how it went with the girls...
John McGrath my great uncle at 5 years and 1 month old. June 1913, San Jose, California.
In honor of Game 1 of the World Series, a photo of my father's little league baseball team. My father, Michael Harris Sr. is the tallest player in the second row, fourth in from the right. Let's play ball.
My grandfather's older brother, John McGrath born in 1908. Nothern California sometime around 1920
Great grandmother's older brother on the left, William Allen. The man on the right is unidentified but appears in a couple photos, most likely a coworker of Will's at the Del Monte cannery in San Jose, CA or Hawaii where he worked in the pre-war 1900s.
My lovely mother doing her thing on the radio many moons ago. Check out the technology they were using. How far we've come!
Great great grandfather in the middle. Great grandmother's younger sister seated on steps in the middle next to their older brother. Somewhere in the Bay Area around 1905
One of my great grandmother's older brothers on either a 1909 or 1911 Indian motorcycle. I can't tell which one it is, so if anyone sees this and can figure it out let me know in the comments!
Miami, Florida. Date unknown.
How far we've come in just over 100 years. Unfortunately there was no additional info accompanying these great photos of an early flight in California. I've done some research on early planes and aviation in CA, and given the album in which these photos were found, they were most likely taken between 1909 and 1912.
On my mother's side, in about 4 generations, we've gone from the horse and carriage to self driving cars and expectations of a multi-planetary existence. It's amazing how far we've come in a short time. The best part is that it's only the beginning. To steal a line from Drake and Future: what a time to be alive.
Mr. McCloud, date unknown. Sometime before cars.
I can't find any record of who Mr. McCloud is, but I have 7 photos of him. He was most likely a family friend or neighbor of my family in the Bay Area.
Great uncle in Manila, late 1940s.
My father and grandmother on vacation. Photo by my grandfather.