Because, although MY family has no photos of this sort.... My husband's side has a curious amount. And these aren't burros in Mexico from his Lopez side. They are photos of Italians from Chicago sitting on donkeys or horses. An unusual amount photos. ;) So this was a perfect opportunity to share some!
Let's say hi to Uncle Lou, again! You may recall him from a different Sepia Saturday post "driving" a steer in Hot Springs. In all his posed photos and postcards written home, (and mob ties, cough cough), he seems to be quite the character! He's made me laugh a few times, and I've never even met the guy.
Postcard Worthy: Two Chicago Italians in suits and newsie caps on little donkeys in the thick of Arkansas.
(Lou is on the right)
Mr. Tony Schavone. Quite Smooth indeed.....but he isn't riding anything, so I will move on.....
Above is another Italian American, Christ McLane (Married to George McLane) in her dress and heels, who, although is not riding her burro, she is lovingly standing beside it. They clearly enjoy each other. Who doesn't like their ears scratched, right?!
Obviously not a donkey, but a hoofed cousin, so he counts. This is poor little Peter Schavone, ca 1920's who looks like he would love to enjoy this photo op, but Santa is just a little too creepy....
See? Absolutely frightening.
Peter just can't escape! And this time it's not even a horse. It's a deer who just returned from the taxidermist. Poor Peter.
Ahh, here we go. Peter is a couple years younger here. Maybe he pulled these happier memories of ponies out of his file while in the grips of the creepy santa.... "remember the good times. remember the good times......"
He's so cute, isn't he?
Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you next Saturday!