There are no cows or markets in this photograph, but it IS an interesting building with an interesting group of people in front of it.
This group of people are posed in front of the Dental Office of my great-grandfather, Watson Emory (Frederick) Webster.
Yes, you’ve heard of Frederick before. He is also known as The Traveling Dentist and as an inventor in previous posts on my blog.
Frederick is the one seated to the far right with his arm around his son (my grandfather Debs Warren Webster).
This photograph was taken in Louisiana in 1926. The back of the photo actually lists the people in the picture, so in case there are any of their descendants reading this post, I’ll go ahead and list their names:
Now for some curious observations about this photo:From Left to right:
Sitting - Alice Jaques, Esther Allen, Alice Pickett, Geo. T. Pickett-General Mgr., Pauline Vanhorn, Dr. F. E. Webster, Debs Webster.
Standing – W. J. Hoag, Douglas Briger, Esther Jacobson.
If you look closely at the lady seated in the middle of the picture, she is holding what looks like a dental teeth model.
Also, take a look at those beehives that are sitting right in front of the group. Yikes!
On the back of the photo is typed the phrase, “Hiven (sic) wiht (sic) 11 Caucasian and Carniolan Queens in them to take to Brazil.” It looks like the first two words had some typos in them and are supposed to read “Hives with.” I did a Google search and Caucasian and Carniolan are types of bees.
I don’t know about you, but I would NOT want to be sitting that close to beehives! Oh, and I would NOT want them as traveling companions on my way to Brazil either!
Thanks for reading!
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