Vintage Picture Of My Lady Pipe Smoking Cousins

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shaintiques

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Jul 13, 2011
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My mom sent me this the other day. I have a cousin who has dug into our family history. This pic is from the 1930's.



 

pitchfork

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That's a great picture. So this is in Kentucky? Also, I didn't realize your last name was Shain -- is that Irish? One of the people I work with in Ireland has the last name McShane -- her family comes from what is now Northern Ireland and the family was closely related to the famous O'Neills (lords of Tyrone, leaders of various rebellions, etc.).

 

gloucesterman

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Great shot and a great piece of history. Women enjoying a pipe was probably not nearly as novel then. Judging from the script at the bottom the photo appears to document some family gathering. That's a nice piece of family history to have. The roadster isn't too shabby either.

 

jkrug

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That is a great picture. What an awesome piece of family history to have. :puffy:

 

beefeater33

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Cool Picture!

That will definitely look great in your smoking room. Thanks for sharing!

Can you make out what kind of pipes they're smoking?
when I blow up the pic on my screen it looks like the one on the left is smoking a clay pipe with a wood stem. The way she's holding the pipe would indicate this too, those clay bowls get HOT!!

 

shaintiques

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Yes I'm thinking the one on the right is a clay. The center is very small and is either a small briar or a clay. I actually have a clay like the one on the right. Civil war era.

 

okiescout

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Interesting photo, Shaintiques. Thanks for posting it. The smoking room mount would be an awesome conversation piece.