The End of an Era (16) – Then and Now – Livingroom – 1922 – 2021

Here are some more pictures taken in the livingroom in 1947 and 2018.

APG - 1947 Christmas - Judy and Doug after Dinner

This is a picture of my twin brother and me sitting in front of the corner cabinet in the livingroom at Christmas Dinner.

Trumbull House - 2018 - Corner cabinet in Living Room

This is the same corner cabinet in 2018.

APG - 1947 Christmas - Dan and Grandpa

This is the fireplace in 1947, decorated for Christmas. Clock-wise from left: Dan, Ced, Zeke, Aunt Anne (Peabody) Stanley, Marian (Irwin) Guion and Grandpa.

ADG - China - the good set

This is the  plate of the China set on the table.

Trumbull House - Living Room fireplace - 1957

The same fireplace in 2018.

APG - 1947 Christmas - Aunt Chiche with Cedric

Shifting the camera angle slightly to the left, we can now see Paulette (Van Laere) Guion holding her second child, Cedric Van Laere, Aunt Dorothy (Peabody) Human, Elizabeth, Aunt Dorothy Peabody partially hidden by Elizabeth, Dave (partially hidden) his wife, Eleanor (Kintop) Guion, Raymond Zabel Jr. (Butch), his younger brother Martin Zabel (Marty), Ced again and Dan’s back. Lad is taking the picture. The door in the upper right leads in to the kitchen. 

Trumbull House - 2018 - Gradma Arla's Secretary

This is Grandma Arla’s Secretary in 2018, placed all the way to the left corner in the picture above. To the left, through the window, is the enclosed (formerly screened) porch.

Next weekend, I will be posting more pictures of the interior of the Trumbull House. Tomorrow I will begin a week of letters written in 1945.

Judy Guion


One thought on “The End of an Era (16) – Then and Now – Livingroom – 1922 – 2021

  1. Valerie says:

    I could describe and draw a plan from memory of my parents’ and grandparents’ homes from my childhood, but there are no photos and nobody else now remembers.

    It’s so fortunate you have these photographs from the 1940s.

    Love the china pattern.

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