Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Part Of MY History...








I was looking at old pictures and found this one of my grandfather, taken in the summer of 1893..He was a shipbuilder..Here he is working, at 19, on a submarine..This of course, is before he had the shipyard..
This boat was constructed by John Philip Holland, born,1844-County Clare, Ireland. The U.S.Navy, has declared that he is the inventor of Submarines..

Just a neat piece of history and thought it was worth writing about..



Till next time, keep looking up..

13 comments:

On a Whimsey said...

Isn't wonderful to find treasures like these?

Hey Harriet said...

That's a great old picture & the story was certainly worth writing about. Thanks for sharing that piece of your history. I don't think I have anything interesting about my history to share. Maybe I'll do a little research & I'll discover something :)

Music Luva Mutha said...

You gotta love a little history! Love the pictures! xo

High Desert Diva said...

Very cool

Victoria said...

This is very cool!
I love old photos and the stories they tell!

Rosihue said...

These pictures are awesome! What a great piece of history!

Sandra Ree said...

I love old pictures of history! Very interesting, thank you for sharing with us, Rosebud!

James said...

Wow, that is amazing!!! What a great picture!

Walk in the Woods said...

What a wonderful piece of personal history! I love my old family photos.

M.Kate said...

wow cool pictures, the oldest I have are in the 30s but isn't it so good to have kept this photo. Thanks for sharing :)

Lordandlady said...

great picture,good timing-putting together a post about two uncles that served in submarine service in WW1. The sub did not change much from your photo and the ones in 1916 - its great that all our ancestors saved these photo's, mine are getting dog eared from my looking at them so much, glad you are sharing yours

Pfeiffer Photos said...

We love history and this is so neat to find something like this about your family. Thanks for sharing it!

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Was your grandfather John Holland? My family (some of them on 1 side) came from Claire too! Cool, maybe yours & mine were neighbors :)

Very cool photo, great story!