Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Minnie Holsinger, The Farmer's Wife 47, L. Huntly

This is blog #47 of my on-going series sharing pages from the scrap book of Minnie Holsinger, which she compiled in the 30s and 40s while she and Grandpa Charlie were saving to buy a farm.

The signature seems to say “L. Huntly”, but I can find nothing in my web-search. There’s nothing printed on the reverse side and the edges are too uniform for it to have been scissors-clipped from a larger page. I have no clues as to its publication date.

Here we have yet more sentimental eye candy. I can only wonder what Grandma Minnie was responding to when she saved this illustration. She can’t have believed that life running a farm would be this idyllic, especially as she, no doubt, had read and seen numerous reports of Oakies having to flee the Dustbowl (she and Grandpa Charlie lived in Kansas City, Kansas). Did she dream the farm she and Charlie were saving to afford would look like this? Were the clippings she collected and the scrapbooks she amassed her instinctual version of “The Secret” and it’s “Dream Board” technique?

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