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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Just Ridin' a Beaver

Just Ridin' a Beaver

This was taken in Eastern Montana around 1927-29. Mary, my grandmother riding the beaver, was born in 1924. Not absolutely sure of her age in the photo. Aunt Del is hanging out hamming it for the photo.

Yes, bucky would be dead.....

This photo would have been taken in Montana at a log cabin in the hills. These folks (and my father as well)would have been trappers and cattle ranchers. The photo would be showing off the nice beaver pelt as well as the cute daughters. So, yes, I am sure "bucky" is dead. Beaver, both then and now, is used to make fine felt, particularly for hats and was in great demand in the 1920s.
I decided to look at my post again, as my Aunt Del passed away today and oddly enough, her bother Bud died today as well.

Is Bucky dead? (in the

Is Bucky dead? (in the photo, I mean.)

Could just see..

playing "fetch" with the beaver.

Not only would there be the wait for the poor thing to find the stick, you couldn't be sure how much of it you'd have left on his return.

 
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