Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mildred and Ruth Burnett - Wordless Wednesday

"5 weeks old (July 1917); 3610 Prospect, Kansas City, Missouri"

This photo is of Ruth Butler Burnett and her first child Mildred Burnett. I love the "newness" of this photo. The new family, new baby, new neighborhood. Unfortunately, the beautiful houses are now run down and dilapidated; I love that this photo shows their glory days.

2 comments:

Chris Odom said...

Heather, I looked up that address on Google maps and you're right...the houses are now quite run down, aren't they? Pretty sad!

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3610+Prospect,+Kansas+City,+Missouri&layer=c&sll=39.060479,-94.553681&cbp=13,97.1,,0,4.57&cbll=39.060464,-94.553317&hl=en&sspn=0.006295,0.006295&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=3610+Prospect+Ave,+Kansas+City,+Missouri+64128&ll=39.060477,-94.553636&spn=0.000726,0.001238&t=h&z=20&panoid=RPLu7dNWv7J5o0dOP5CRgQ

Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

Yes, Chris, they are. I was going to post a before and after photo of the houses but it was just too sad. Thank you for the link!