Contributed by Sherry Wagner, Eastlake, Ohio
Sherryâ€™s grandmother, Electa Johnson Nichols, taken when she was fourteen years old and just before it became socially acceptable for a girl to â€œbobâ€ her hair like the 1920 flappers did. Electa was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1907 and taught first grade in the Cleveland School for thirty-five years. In 1930, she and a girlfriend drove her Ford from Cleveland to the Grand Canyon, up Pikeâ€™s Peak, and back. Their trip is recorded in Grandmaâ€™s journal which is a fascinating read. Photos of her motherâ€™s hair show that she never cut it until the 1940s as it was to the ground.
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Contributed by Christina
Christina found this photograph at a yard sale and would like to see it returned to the rightful family. The photograph has the name Frank Hadley Snell, Jr., born 12-09-1893, taken 5-16-1894 in Orange County, New Jersey. If you have any questions, please contact Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org