The prompt this week is Favorite Photo. This one is tough for me; I am blessed to have a lot of family photos, and many are treasured. The ones I enjoy most are where people are smiling or having a good time. So many old photos are posed and stilted and so...serious!
My father has this photo in his possession. It is his great-grandfather, William Harrison Holtzapple.
|William H. Holtzapple (1848-1926) with...a cone?|
But in this photo, it has to be the ice cream cone. Why does he have an ice cream cone? Did someone make him hold it, or did he refuse to give it up for the photo? Did he have a special affinity for ice cream?
What makes me love this even more? The existence of a second photo.
I contacted a cousin that I found through findagrave. He shared several pictures of the Holtzapples I had never seen before, including this one:
|Oh yes, it's a cone. And I think he likes it.|
There seems to have been a photo shoot that day. I don't know of photos of any other family members taken then, with the cone or chair. But I'm so glad these were!