Sunday, February 27, 2011

You could put an eye out with that thing.

I love this old photo -- taken around 1915 -- possibly next to the Guthrie Building at the intersection of Earl Garrett and Main Streets, across from the old post office.  Fuzzy Swayze had a photography studio in the building when I was a boy.  The other possibility is that it was taken next to the old Masonic Building, which now houses Sheftalls Jewelers. At the time of this photo, it was the Kerrville Mountain Sun building; I believe the little Indian in the photo is Pam Grinstead, son of the publisher of the Mountain Sun, J. E. Grinstead.
I wouldn't worry about the swastika design on the teepee; this symbol appeared in the Southwest long before it was appropriated by the National Socialists in Germany.
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Young Indian boy Pam Grinstead, Kerrville, about 1915

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