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Thanks to the advent of affordable cameras and film processing coinciding with the growth of early suburbs, greater numbers of residents were able to document not just family milestones but also the activities associated with everyday life. Still, unique events, such as this snowfall in 1959, were favorite opportunities to capture moments for posterity.
Often, family pictures reveal details about the relationship of buildings to one another, landscapes, and the era in which they were taken, as reflected in cars, clothes, and hairstyles. These images taken of Wilson family members living on Geiger Avenue during the 1950s show what life was like for many Cottontown residents five decades after the neighborhood had been established.