Friday, December 3, 2010

Photo Number 388

Six kids Pam

This is another photo that Pam shared with me.

Six kids Pam Back

It is very hard to read..even enlarged.  It was taken on the 15 August 1895.  Perhaps these are all grandchildren in the same family..they sure are cute with all those hats!  What kind of a cart are they on? Would a dog pull this kind of cart?

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22 comments:

  1. Hi Connie, Thanks to you and Pam for sharing this cute pic. The boys are especially charming in their hats. Don't know that I've ever seen a cart like that.

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  2. The writing is in german.

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  3. quiet nice picture, but the last word ist really hard to read ... "aufgenommen den 15. August 1895 (?) auf der ?"

    really no german word that would nearly fit to this letters makes any sense :D interesting

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  4. What fancy scroll work on that cart - I've never seen one like this either. It appears to be pulled by one or two people (not a dog or horse) and the black trim made me think an undertakers cart for a coffin. The chairs look rather modern - the only other thought I had was perhaps it was a delivery/shopping cart (i.e., inner city groceries/milk), an amusement park/tourist ride, or early baby stroller...

    The inscription does appear to be german -transliterally "aufgenommen den" = "included the" "auf der" = "on the"

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  5. I think this is a great blog.

    I love the old photos and I love that you guys unite families with their photos!

    Great and unique blog. Good Job!

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  6. I was thinking on the drive to work this morning (ut oh!) that a "clearing house" web site where folks could post lost pictures for others to see and find - might be a commerical success. A small fee might be collected to defray costs from those that "found" a picture.

    Haven't thought this all the way through (the drive to work is only 20 minutes) - but your blog has become - very dynamic over the past month and you must be overwhelmed Connie. Please don't "burn out"!

    Just thinking about you -

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  7. What an adorable picture! It's a great moment captured forever! A definate favorite of mine!

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  8. definitely German/Germanic wording as this looks like how my Oma's labeled their photos
    auf un (on a) Hrufsi Hrafsi
    my guess is the name for the type of cart
    maybe a dialect word Low German etc.

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  9. I think this is a dog cart. I looked up images of a pony trap and that seemed too big, but images of dog carts seemed about the right size. Hrufsi Hrasi might be the name of them.

    Norkio

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  10. that IS german, but "aufgenommen am" means here "taken on"

    a name would make no sense in the kontext of "auf dem" = "on the"

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  11. Hrafsi might be a family name - it is a Viking one - which may cross into german... I believe it's root means "iron" - so it might mean "iron" or iron-wheeled cart.

    If this picture, like the one in the previous entry, came from San Francisco, the city also had a "Little Germany" neighborhood centered just southwest of the Mission District where the German and Scandinavian immigrants settled. It became a bona fide suburb after 1887 when the Market Street Cable Railway linked Eureka Valley (now Castro Street) to the downtown.

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  12. ok, i'm a native german speaker, but a family name, realy doesnt make sense in that context ;)

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  13. I suspect you are right Salome. I'd go with the "iron wheeled cart" translation for Hrafsi, myself. It would have been a thing of note back in its day, as cast iron spoked wheels and hubs like it appears to have, only came into existence around 1860-ish. I suspect the chairs are propped on top of it - they look like rocking chairs no less (oh my!) - so this cart might of been pulled by someone like a Bellhop at a hotel, loaded with baggage from the wharf or train station.

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  14. the Idea with the Bellop might be a good one, I don't think this would be pulled by a dog, because dog carts usualy wouldn't have this straight yoke between the two bars

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  15. If you enlarge the photo..you can see that the chairs (Which have the look of small buckboard seats with the slanted sides)have wooden runners underneath that most likely were nailed securely to the frame of the cart.
    My husband says "A grandpa probably built this cart to give his grandchildren a ride in." He thinks it is a homemade cart..pulled by hand..and meant to be pulled on a hard surface not in the sand because of the narrow wheels.:)

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  16. I have a picture of my father taken in San Francisco @ 1930. His cart was being pulled by a goat.

    Darling group in this photos...a treasure.

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  17. The cart is most likely a goat cart.
    Thanks for sharing so much heart and history.

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  18. they had no idea what sort of world they were heading for. i apologize on all of our behalves.

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  19. I LOVE this one!! Since I work with young children, anything depicting children is fun, but I just love the hats, the cart, etc. I did a double-take on the little girl in the front seat. She closely resembles my four year old niece and my sister at that age. Too bad there are no names to work with--it would be wonderful to reunite this photo with a family! I guess we'll hope for luck, like Julia's photo! ~Abra

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  20. I don't know that any animal would be pulling that cart. The bar across the front just isn't right. It is more likely a hand cart.

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Connie