Here are three photos that were brought to the last workshop for the community memoir/public art project that Patty and I are conducting in northwestern Illinois. The first was taken in 1900, and shows one of the most established families in Mount Carroll:
The next photo was taken in 1924, and shows Lois Zuck and her mother dressed as, ahem, Indians, in preparation to take part in a parade at the Mount Carroll fair:
Lois (on the left, aged 5) is the 90 year old woman who attended the last workshop. I propose to make no commentary upon their dress or the occasion, but merely offer it for what it is: a fascinating snapshot of rural American life nearly a century ago.
The last one was provided by Cheryl Rahn-Matznick, and shows her high school homecoming in 1961:
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