Today’s treasure from the past is simple and precious. This picture was given to my grandmother Minnie Pitts Powell, at Christmas, by her mother Lula Wright Pitts when Minnie was 12 years old.
I’m unsure if my great grandmother Lula purchased the picture as one unit or if it was her idea to sandwich the paper picture of fruit between the metal frame and cardboard herself. The cardboard is roughly cut which makes me think that it might have been Lula’s creation for her youngest child Minnie
On the back of this (my) vintage picture, my grandmother recorded its history in her handwriting:
"A Christmas Gift from my mom when I was 12 years old."
This gift must have meant something to my grandmother. Not only did she keep it, she wrote a bit of its history on the back.
See photos of Minnie and Lula here.