|Residence of W.B. Garatt, East Spencer, NY|
L.S. Shepard's Grocery Wagon
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Garatt and a visitor
Thursday evening I received a call from a woman who has worked on the Tioga State Bank (NY) calendar since 1980. She had seen the above photograph I had shared with the Spencer NY town historian and asked if they could use it for the 2012 bank calendar. She then asked if I had any other photos, particularly any of women “working.” I did find a few that might fit that requirement.
I don’t suspect that during the late 1800s, early 1900s there were a lot of photos taken of women “working.” Most of these photos were professionally done and formal. But I did find one woman in a nurse’s uniform, and a couple of women with children. We all know that raising children was more important than anything a man could do! So I am hoping they accept the photo of Myra Shepard pushing Howard in the perambulator when he was a few months old.
If anyone has old photos taken of people in the Southern Tier of NY, especially within the reaches of the Tioga State Bank, please let me know and I will put you in touch with the folks who are searching for photos that would be of enough interest that people want to look at them for a month.