Old Reeves Homeplace, Hartselle, Alabama, historic picture 1920.

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Hartsell AL Reeves Homeplace old picture

Painful, that's what it is......to go to an estate sale and find old pictures that the family apparently no longer cares for.  That is why I have this one and many others along with it.  The back of the picture even tells who the folks are. Oscar Hooker Reeves, Howard Truman Reeves, Grace M Reeves, (wife of Oscar H.) Estelle Reeves (daughter of Phil Reeves) made about 1920 at Reeves Homeplace, Hartselle, AL.

The house is indeed interesting to me, a person who sells real estate, and I like the way it shows so much about the way of life then.  Look at the gate, which probably kept the livestock or other animals away from the house.  Back then no one mowed a yard, did they?  And I wonder if the roof REALLY sagged in the middle or it was just the photography that makes it appear to sag.

And look what else is in the treasure box of pictures.  Here are the folks who lived there with a picture made at the corner of the house.  It says on the back, Oscar H Reeves, Grace Reeves, Truman Reeves, made about 1920 at old Reeves homeplace.  If a member of this family finds this blog perhaps they will contact me and let me know they care about the family history.


Reeves at old Reeves homeplace hartselle AL

Comments (5)

Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Amazing picture.  I would almost say that second photo was taken between 1910 and 1920.  My dad told stories about how nice ladies didn't show their ankles much before 1910, and by the 1920s they were in very short flapper dresses.  He went through cultural shock because of it.

Aug 18, 2017 04:08 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Myrl, that is so funny.  Wonder what your dad would think about TV today with all the men dressed in suits and ties and the women with dresses 5" above the knee, sleaveless with quite a bit of cleavage showing?  I can't figure it out.  Someone has to be uncomfortable.

Aug 18, 2017 04:58 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

In the collection was a picture of the old house with a dogtrot.  Also there was a newspaper article saying it was to be torn down.  Such good history that the family is missing!


Aug 24, 2017 08:13 AM