Two Mules, A Buggy, and Some Friends

Today’s post is the above photo (be sure to click to see the full image). I don’t know much about the image other than who the people are. I estimate it was taken in the late 1930’s. I’m not sure where it was taken (possibly somewhere in East Armuchee, as that’s where the people are from, though I suspect it could have been taken somewhere along Pocket Road) or why everyone posed for this particular shot. But it’s a fantastic image and that’s why I wanted to bring it to you here. I don’t have a story to tell or a history to recount. Sometimes a photograph speaks completely for itself, and this is one of those images.

Moving left to right, the people above are as follows:

A special thanks goes out to Martha Dell Grigsby Richardson (sister of the David Grigsby pictured here). This photo is from her collection. As always, be sure to subscribe to this blog by RSS or email.

3 Responses to “Two Mules, A Buggy, and Some Friends”

  1. Mom says:

    I believe Martha Delle might have told me that this picture was made on the way to a picnic, but I am not sure. The bank behind doesn’t look like anywhere on East Armuchee Road unless it is south of Jackie Broom’s house on right. So they might have been heading to the Pocket picnic area. I guess Martha Delle was already married then since she is older than Louis Hunt. Perhaps her mother made the picture.

  2. That is a great picture. People who do not click to view the whole photo will miss some of the details like the little dog trotting along there. 🙂
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

  3. Lynne Cabe says:

    Great photo! I support the picnic idea because it looks like folks are more at play than work. But I’m wondering if the driver might be a tufted bedspread “hauler”? The date Jordan has suggested (late 1930’s) matches the era when many families in Walker Co. supplemented their farm income with piece work delivered and picked up by haulers from Dalton. Just wondering?

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