Friday, October 01, 2010
William A. Maas
Today it's back to the attic for another photo from the family album!
This is a photo of William Arthur Maas, my great-grandfather. He was born in Quincy, Illinois, the ninth of thirteen children. When he was a young man, he moved with his brother Leo to Kansas City, Missouri, and worked a number of jobs (salesman, real estate, stock broker) before marrying and moving the family to California.
This photo is one of a series of little snapshots. It comes at the end of several where he is at the top of the trees picking fruit in his suit. A long time ago, people tended to wear nicer clothes at all times. I like the relaxed look here where even his dog looks content.