A DesMoines, Iowa Family 1949-1954

Meet the Barr and Gooder families in this set of found photos. Betty Barr married Wilbur (Bill) Barr and these are their family slides of life in DesMoines, Iowa, between 1949 and 1954. Betty passed on in late 2012, which is how Vieilles Annonces came upon the slides (estate sale). The pictures are wonderful. As ever, we can imagine the story between the photographs.

 

Betty's Xmas Party - Girls by the Tree, Dec 20, 1948 (Betty is the first one in the top row)

Betty’s Xmas Party – Girls by the Tree, Dec 20, 1948 (Betty is the first one in the top row)

 

Xmas Tree December 25, 1954

Xmas Tree December 25, 1954

 

Snow before Christmas 1952 - Our Home (The Barr Family Home at 725 Wisconsin Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa)

Snow before Christmas 1952 – Our Home (The Barr Family Home at 725 Wisconsin Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa)

The Barr Family Dining Table Dec 19, 1951

The Barr Family Dining Table Dec 19, 1951

December 26, 1948, Betty's Cards

December 26, 1948, Betty’s Cards

 

Xmas Tree December 25, 1953

Xmas Tree December 25, 1953

 

September 25, 1954 Betty's First Hudson!

September 25, 1954 Betty’s First Hudson!

The Barr's Xmas Gifts 1950

The Barr’s Xmas Gifts 1950

December 25, 1952 Mantel

December 25, 1952 Mantel

Xmas 1949, Gifts Unwrapped

Xmas 1949, Gifts Unwrapped

 

Xmas Tree December 25, 1953

Xmas Tree December 25, 1953

Bill Gooder and Father in Law, Mr Webster Barr, on June 2, 1954

Bill Gooder and Father in Law, Mr Webster Barr, on June 2, 1954

October, 1954

October, 1954

Quail by Webster Barr 1950 Season

Quail by Webster Barr 1950 Season

Betty's Xmas Party, Dec 20, 1948 (Betty is in the first row to the extreme right)

Betty’s Xmas Party, Dec 20, 1948 (Betty is in the first row to the extreme right)