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Picnic at Austin: 1952

Picnic at Austin: 1952

"7 Sept 1952. Picnic at Austin. Ivan, Dottie, Loren, Grace." A little cooldown after the sack race, maybe, in this latest installment of our popular new reality series Minnesota Kodachromes. 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

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Working on the weekend

It looks to me like they're having a business meeting, with the papers they're clutching. The boy is clearly acting as the Chairman of the Board.

Real fun

Kids would play outside more often if they were allowed to swing on one of these old sets.

1948 Pontiac Silver 8 Streak

I used to own one of these in the late 70's. We used it as our getaway car in our wedding. Great back seat. Straight eight cylinder engine.
Hey Tterrace, recognize the mountain in the background?

[Good old Mt. Tamalpais! -tterrace]

Graceful Times

People dressed up for every occasion back then.

My wife's uncle, a printer by trade, would come home from work, shower, and would put on a clean shirt (usually white), a tie, and a jacket BEFORE coming to the dinner table. He followed this custom right up to and including his 100th birthday party. He passed away last year and I don't think he even owned a pair of jeans.

How times have changed!

Loren Tuttle, son of Floyd and Dorothy

Loren cinches it -- brothers Hubert and Floyd Tuttle lived in Blue Earth, Minnesota, in 1940 (and later on). Floyd and Dorothy (Dottie) had a son named Loren in 1943. Hubert would be Grace's husband, the as-yet unseen Floyd was Dorothy's husband. Floyd died in 1997, and Dorothy in 2003. Loren is (as far as I can tell) still alive.

[See this addendum to your previous comment. - Dave]

Proper Picnic

Dressed in Sunday clothes for a picnic. How times have changed.

[It probably helps that Sept. 7, 1952, was actually a Sunday. -Dave]

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