Thursday, August 11, 2011

Clara, Harry and Walt

A recent posting on Facebook of “Sonny” Lorig in his WWII uniform prompted this post. Edd and Maggie Lorig had three children, Clara who was born in 1896, Harry born in 1898 and Walter born 1899. Clara had two daughters, Harry had 10 children, and Walt did not have any children. Here is a photo of the three of them when Walt was a baby. Since Walt was born in May 1899 and looks to be only about 2 or 3 months old the estimated date would be July or August 1899. The long gown he is wearing could be a christening outfit. Note that Harry is wearing a skirt. It was common to dress both little boys and little girls (toddlers) in dresses and skirts. The picture is matted on heavy card stock, also a common practice around the turn of the century, and looks as if it was originally cropped to fit in a frame.

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