House Party at Moon Lake, July 1913

Moon Lake, Miss., July 1913. The writing on the photo was done by Jessie as an old woman.

On Monday, July 21, 1913, Jessie and about 30 of her friends left on the train for a house party at Moon Lake, Mississippi. It was given by Mary Carr in honor of her visitor, and included 18 boys and 10 girls. They spent three days full of of fun and games, food, ragtime dancing, boating, fishing, and playing pranks on each other, returning to Memphis on Thursday the 24th of July.

“A machine full”
The girls “Watching”
“Miss Meacham of Memphis” –  Virginia Meacham, July 1913
“Looking in the wrong direction”
“Morgan!” Moon Lake, Miss. 1913

*Please remember that you can click on each photo to see a larger version. Captions in quotation marks are Jessie’s.


2 thoughts on “House Party at Moon Lake, July 1913”

  1. I have just stumbled across your blog and I love it! I want more!! 🙂 I would love to read the posts of when she met your Grandfather. And where was this house where they lived? I love local history and this is it at it’s best! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Thank you! She met my grandfather in the early 1920s, so it will take a while to get there. For most of Jessie’s life she lived in the Overton Park area of Memphis, Tennessee.

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