This amazing photograph has been tucked away in my albums for a number of years. Today I rediscovered it and realized I had not scanned this beauty. I turned the photo over and discovered a lengthy caption that opened up a Pandora’s box of questions. Of course, as these things sometimes go, they have nothing to do with the adorable chow puppy in the photo.
The note tells of Mabel’s trip to DC, her shopping trip for a new dress and hat, and being treated to a D.C. tour. The note was fairly easy to read but I got a bit lost on the section below. “Rep Dirksen”, if that is indeed what it says, was a representative from Pekin Illinois in the 1930’s which makes perfect sense. If anyone else is reading this differently I would love to hear your ideas in the comments.
Also, I would love to hear if anyone has any ideas as to who this author “Mabel” is, from a “hick town” who was invited to Washington DC in the 1930’s. I just adore these kinds of treasure hunts
One more question for anyone who knows……any ID on the vehicle she is sitting in would be MUCH appreciated!!! So far I’m seeing photos online that indicate this is an invalid carriage but want to know more.