Thursday, May 04, 2006

Old Lady

Imagine, ten or twelve years after the civil war. I do not know what was happening in El Salvador in 1878 other than this woman's birth. It was year 1 of the Gilded Age here in the USA. The American Cereal Co. introduced Quaker Oats as the first mass-marketed breakfast food. This panorama of San Francisco was taken by E. Muybridge in 1878. Cruz Hernandez was 88 when I was born.

3 comments:

Emily said...

I'd initial my first name too if it were Eadweard.

Dennis Plummer said...

Are they holding her head up, or giving her a blessing with her cake?

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the link to the panoramic shots. There's something about old photos and old books.... And those were great :)