Jo Desha and Maxie Leah Williams family, Christmas Day 1900
photo by McLeod, the Wild West photographer
Every time I see this one, I just dissolve into gales of laughter.
Can't you just imagine the dinner table discussion a couple of weeks before the holiday?
"Honey, what shall we do this year for Christmas? After all, it's the first Christmas of the new century."
Oh, I don't know. . .hey, why don't we get that McLeod guy to take a picture? We could dress up and go sit outside on some rocks."
"Marvelous idea, darling! And we could put Paul and Cedric on a couple of asses. They've been acting like asses for a few days now. It would serve them right. . ."
The back of the photo has an extensive ad for "McLeod, the Wild West Photographer. . . the man who made Happy Hollow famous the world over."