Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Riverwalker's Pics from the Past - Waiting for the Train



Here's a pic of my great grandfather and a couple of his brothers as they are waiting for a train. My great grandpa can be seen holding his lever action rifle. Lever actions have been quite popular in the Riverwalker family for quite a while.

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

10 comments:

Kymber said...

i love old photos - thanks for sharing this Riverwalker!

(i guess you could say that lever actions run through your genes!)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, old photos from yesteryear are pretty cool. My grandfather used to travel by train twice a month to a town where he could check on his ranch after he moved into town, it was quite an adventure. About 40 miles of travel took half the day. Rode horseback the rest of the day, to arrive at sunset or thereabouts.

A lot of present day photos that are taken with digital are rarely saved to a hard copy that will live over a decade, let alone a generation.

Be sure and laminate (or treat the paper to preserve) the important, can't ever replace family photos. We have cheap Polaroid Instamatic shots of my Grandmother along with all of her children beside her, she and some of them now long gone. The Polaroid has them though.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Chaps had, well I guess the word for it is 'bearing' in those days. Great picture
SBW

One Fly said...

RWalker - curious of why gramps carried his rifle to the train station and about what time period? 20's maybe.

There could have been bad guys around still.

riverwalker said...

To: Kymber

You're welcome. I have a few more pics to share with everyone that will be part of this series.

RW

riverwalker said...

To: Anonymous 12:13

I really should do more to take care of these pics but some of the damage was done before they came into my possession.

Just glad I have a few that are still in decent shape.

Thanks anon.

RW

riverwalker said...

To: Suburban Bushwacker

They do seem to have a certain confidence and strike a pretty good pose.

Thanks Bushwacker!

RW

riverwalker said...

To: OneFly

Early 20's, sometime after WW1 but I don't have an exact date. Probably some bad guys still around and I guess it paid to be a little cautious back in the day.

Thanks OneFly!

RW

Stephanie in AR said...

I love looking at old pictures the grace & bearing, the respect for themselves seen in their clothing & posture is beautiful.

Sounds strange to recommend this but good information can be found on scrapbooking sites. These ladies (usually) are determined to save old photos and have pointers for nearly every problem an old picture can have. First & easiest is to scan & reprint for 'backup'. Even if you don't do the froo froo saving the picture & writing down the story is invaluable advice.

riverwalker said...

To: Stephanie in AR

Glad you liked the picture!

Hey! Scrapbooking is a great way to avoid "cabin fever" on a cold winter day.

Thanks Steph!

RW

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