Not so Wordless Wednesday- Cadillac Ice Storm 1922

Another Scanfest, another batch of photos to choose from! Thanks to Miriam for again doing a wonderful job hosting us all.

The little book I scanned was among some things left in a box in my garage years ago. A step-son of my step-mother brought them, and told one of our daughters, these belong to Pam. I don’t know who he was, but I’m grateful for the gift.

I used to think that the book was photos of my great-grandfather’s family. But, I now believe it is from when my father’s siblings were younger. Some of the photos have been removed, and similar photos appeared in my grandmother’s scrapbook.

While I try to figure out the time frame of the book and the photos in it, here are some scenes I can describe. The “Cadillac Storm” is described on page 5 of this PDF. The exact date is given as February 22, 1922. I have seen many images of this storm, but didn’t know I owned so many until Sunday as I scanned them.

I do not recognize the house, or the young ladies in the photo. These are thumbnails:

ice storm 01ice storm 02

ice storm 03ice storm 04ice storm 05ice storm 07

This looks like a lot of ice to me. I doubt if the person who took these went far from home, so this must be their house and their yard.


2 pings

    • tipper on April 1, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Neat pics-or should I say kinda scary. Bet that storm tore up jack!

    • Apple on April 1, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    A storm that caused a lot of damage! I know my family rarely “wasted” film on the scenery unless there was a winter storm involved. Good luck figuring out who the girls are.

    Appleā€™s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Harold Grabowski

    • on April 6, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks for the comments, ladies. That storm was legend, my Dad wasn’t born until 1927, and he knew about it. We still talk about weather more than anything in Michigan, as in, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes and it will change” And so on.

  1. […] scenes. I believe they may be of the big “Cadillac Ice Story”, which I wrote about on Granny Pam. I posted six photos from my grandmother’s book showing the effects of the storm in Cadillac, […]

  2. […] photo seems to be of the ice storm I discussed here and […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.