Thursday, December 22, 2016

TBT- Photos of Yesteryear- Mapson Family Christmas

In honor of the upcoming Christmas Holiday, I'm spotlighting this photo
From the home of
Jethro & Sarah Mapson
My Great-Great-Great Grandparents

This Christmas photo was taken at the home of Jethro & Sarah Mapson, near Granada, MN around 1910-1915. It's very likely that it was taken by their grandson Harry Mapson, who was a photographer, starting as a teenager. 

In the background you can see a pendant from San Diego, CA, which is where Jehu Mapson, a brother to Jethro lived. The Mapson family were prolific letter writers & much correspondence survives today.

This lovely photo, from over 100 years ago, is one of my favorite pieces of Holiday memorabilia.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun picture! The more I look at it the more I see! Reminds me of an Eye Spy Book my grandkids have. Under the tree is a doll, wagon (I think) and a teddy bear. I have a stuffed bear from the same era that looks very similar! I wonder who has that painting? Thank You for sharing it!