Saturday, March 21, 2020

Down on the Farm

Life on several Newton Township farms was captured by my grandmother, Bertie Armstrong, with her Kodak box camera at the turn of the 20th century. Although the photos are faded and discolored, they still convey the look and feel of a bygone era in Muskingum County, Ohio. They make me smile, and I hope they do the same for you.

Grandma's parents' home in White Cottage

Grandma's parents, Elizabeth Holloway and Alexander Armstrong

Azier Dickerson poses with his dog on his farm

Labeled "Bakers Hickery Trees", this was probably taken on property
owned by George W. Baker whose wife, Martha Thompson,  had been
brought up by Grandma's Scholfield grandparents.

A similar photo in Grandma's album is labeled "Sunday dinner at
Grandmother's". "Grandmother" (the woman second from the left) would have
been Mary Jane Scholfield, widow of Charles Holloway. 

The local miller, David Gladstone, is on the right


Harry Kelsey poses with his horse

This dog appears in another photos with her
puppies. Here she's posing in front of a well.


Grandma's mother, father, grandmother, and niece Daisy Melick.

Grandma photographed her grandmother Mary Jane Scholfield Holloway
and two of Grandma's aunts at the Holloway home. She hand-colored the photo.

"Ye Old Spring" looks like it's seen better days

Grandma's maternal aunt, Manerva Holloway

Lewellyn's farm

"Uncle John" was John Caspar Holloway

Sam Woodward's farm was adjacent to the Holloway farm

John Caspar Holloway

Unidentified, but the man on the left might be Grandma's father, Alex Armstrong

"Ye Old Mill" on Jonathon Creek

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