Michael Tussy, Farmers EC, shared this photo, taken around 1915 of Karl Hooten, his wife’s grandfather, filling up a water wagon to be used for irrigation in the Cooper area. 'Horsepower was measured different back then,' he says.
Texas native William Greenlee (1918-2008) served in World War II in the 3rd Army, 455th Battalion and is pictured here in 1944, possibly in France. Daughter Janis Greenlee Hayes, South Plains EC, says he was so close to the action that from his foxhole he saw bombs drop through bombers’ bay doors. Greenlee was awarded five Bronze Stars.
Michael Tussy, Farmers EC, shared this from a collection of Karl Hooten family photos. (Hooten was his wife’s grandmother, and because no names were written on the back, the family is unsure who is pictured.) It is a 1920s-era photo taken in Tolar.
Twelve years ago Pam Tobias’ husband, Kevin Tobias, Pedernales EC, rescued his grandmother’s old icebox that was sitting in his aunt’s garage ‘with the other junk’ and had it refurbished. It now it has a place of prominence in the Tobias kitchen in San Antonio.
Danny Wilhite, Bluebonnet EC, found this old gas pump and garage in north Lee County.
Yesterday is far from over when we hold in our hands the relics of the past. An old photograph might take us on a journey deep into France during World War II, or a manual typewriter might remind us of simpler times, when the world’s technology hadn’t sped life up to a lightning pace. Take a look back through time with our favorite vintage photos.