Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: One Tired Dad

"One Tired Dad." Photograph. ca. 1947. Digital image. Privately held by Elizabeth O'Neal, Santa Barbara, California, 2010.

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Lori said...

Plum tuckered out! :) So cute!

hummer said...

I can so relate after my toddler weekend. That is a cute shot.

Gini said...

Somehow, I know how he feels! Great photo.

Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...

Love this photo! Absolutely perfect for Father's Day week-end.

And I have to ask ... when you put this photo into Photoshop and enlarge the photo, can you see the photographer in the Baby Moon hubcaps?

Curious minds want to know ..


Tangerine Kitty said...

Cool photo!! I love old black and white photos.

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Love it! What memories... the old car, picnic on the blankets... kids! Hard to beat!

May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

Bill ;-)
Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Thanks, everyone. I can also relate to the tiredness, as I'm sure anyone with children of *any* age can! We love 'em, but they sure can suck the life out of us!

The tuckered out dad would be my grandfather, Marvin Dagle. I think the little girl sitting next to him would be my mom, Judy. I have absolutely no idea who the other little girl is; it doesn't look like my mother's sister Sharon, and her cousin says it's not her either. So I'm stumped.

Cindy, no I haven't tried looking for a photographer in the hubcaps, but that's certainly an interesting suggestion! My guess is that my grandmother is behind the camera, but who knows?

Brenda said...

Family picnics are the best! Love the old car.

kinfolknews said...

Awesome photo!


Kristine said...

This photo is fantastic and looks like it could have been used for the scene in "Mad Men" where the family is having a picnic by a road side park.