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Saturday, June 16th, 2012 09:43 am
Unfortunately, I have no photos to go with the theme this week.

So I offer a photo of my great-grandmother, Hattie Chapin Balding, taken in front of the ruins of a Hopi dwelling on a trip to the Grand Canyon in the 1920s.

Before my cousin discovered an old family album, we had no idea our Mema was such a traveler.

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This is a Sepia Saturday post. Head over there for other really wonderful old photos.
(Anonymous)
Saturday, June 16th, 2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
What a great picture. I am happy for you that you guys discovered the album.

Kathy M.
(Anonymous)
Saturday, June 16th, 2012 04:17 pm (UTC)
She must have been really adventurous. To have gone traveling in those days was something. Don't you wish you could ask her about this trip? I'll bet she'd have some great stories.
Nancy
Saturday, June 16th, 2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
Dee, this is a WONDERFUL photo of your great-grandmother! I love the Hopi Dwelling too; it makes an excellent backdrop in this photo. Don't you just love finding great photos like this one that add another dimension to your ancestor's life you knew nothing about? Excellent photo indeed!
(Anonymous)
Sunday, June 17th, 2012 03:46 pm (UTC)
There must be a doorstep before the door on the right - we just can't see it that's all. Great photo.
(Anonymous)
Monday, June 18th, 2012 08:32 am (UTC)
I love this picture.
Were the Hopi a nomadic tribe?
Given this kind of construction, one might believe not.
Can't clearly see but those stones, were they dry mounted,
or is there some kind of mortar holding them?
One could say she was on the doorstep to discovery...
:)
HUGZ
Monday, June 18th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
Very cool! Congratulations on discovering your treasured family album.