When Kids Started Early

I’ve been getting lost in old photo collections, including this one of the Cornett family series (921 photos) shot in Kentucky in 1972 by William Gedney (duke.edu…).  Maybe this kid was hoping he’d get a square meal if he fixed one of the many elderly Chevies the family was fond of. Here’s a couple more:

It’s easy to forget that unlike many other countries, cars were always a lot more accessible to those of modest means than other luxuries of life, like hot running water.

Father teaching the sons how to best deal with those damn GM starters…the obesity crisis certainly hadn’t started yet here.

Plenty of cars to keep busy with…