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Zia01
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I just love old photographs. Thanks for sharing it!

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Paul_Hochman wrote:
“Taken in Lavaca County (Probably in the town of Weid, TX) in either 1910 or 1911. This is the Machart family. There would be two more kids before my poor great grandmother would get a reprieve. 11 (surviving) children in all. My paternal Grandpa is standing at the far right, just to his mother's left.” -- Bruce

Wonderful Bruce..It gives me That Visual that I Always need when reading. TWOF  Was a visual feast for me..,as well as a Great Book.. Thanks Bruce...Susan

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That is an amazing picture, thanks for sharing! I love seeing old photos of people's family history.

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  I like the picture.  It definitely shows me the time frame of the novel and maybe a little more insight as to where the idea came from for the novel.  Thank you for sharing this photo.

 

 


Paul_Hochman wrote:
“Taken in Lavaca County (Probably in the town of Weid, TX) in either 1910 or 1911. This is the Machart family. There would be two more kids before my poor great grandmother would get a reprieve. 11 (surviving) children in all. My paternal Grandpa is standing at the far right, just to his mother's left.” -- Bruce

 

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That's a fantastic photo. My Mom was decluttering her house and was going to throw away lots of old family photos (from around the 1920-30's), I said no, save them and send them to me. Those kinds of family records are priceless.

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Thanks for sharing, Bruce!  Don't forget, we look at it as your poor great grandmother with all of those kids, but actually, the bigger the family, the more help for her---down the road!

 

My dad was one of 7 kids (farm family) and one was lost at birth, so there would have been 8!  Everyone had a job, according to my dad!

 

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Paul_Hochman wrote:

“Taken in Lavaca County (Probably in the town of Weid, TX) in either 1910 or 1911. This is the Machart family. There would be two more kids before my poor great grandmother would get a reprieve. 11 (surviving) children in all. My paternal Grandpa is standing at the far right, just to his mother's left.” -- Bruce

 

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That's a great photo--I absolutely can see it being a family from the book.  Thanks for sharing!

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Wow, I love historical stuff. Thanks for sharing!

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What a wonderful picture!

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Wonderful picture. I enjoy seeing the way they dressed.  I wonder if it was a "formal" occasion or if they got into their "Sunday best" for the photo.   

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Wow! Thank you for sharing! It really helps add details to how I imagine the characters

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To have the evidence of your family history is great.  Thanks for sharing it with us. 

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What a rare gem.  Recently I have been going through my family's old pictures and would have loved to have found one so complete.

Thank you for sharing.

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What a great photo!  Thanks for sharing.  It helps to relate to the location and time period.

 

 

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Wow, what a wonderful photo!  Thanks for sharing it with us.  It really helps me relate to the story.

 

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What a great photo!

 

My mother was born in 1910, so it gives me a nice point of "time" reference.  I LOVE the hats!

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Paul_Hochman wrote:
“Taken in Lavaca County (Probably in the town of Weid, TX) in either 1910 or 1911. This is the Machart family. There would be two more kids before my poor great grandmother would get a reprieve. 11 (surviving) children in all. My paternal Grandpa is standing at the far right, just to his mother's left.” -- Bruce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eleven kids? Bless her heart.  I think it's great you have a picture from so far back.  Very cool. 

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Thanks for the photo. It really helps paint a clearer picture of life during the book.

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Bruce,

 

Thanks for sharing this amazing photograph.  I love the feeling of connecting with previous generations through old family photos.  You may not have known them personally, but there is always that indelible connection that you feel to your kin.

Kimberly from Ohio

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