Family Heirlooms

Alabama Living Magazine
This crucifix belonged to my grandfather, Aloys Krueger, when he emigrated from Bottrop, Germany in the 1920s. SUBMITTED by Alison Rouse, Wetumpka.
This pitcher and bowl set is a family heirloom from my father’s family. Passed down to me by my grandmother. SUBMITTED by Susanlynn Allen, Guntersville.
Maggie Laura Mae Harris posing with the “Laura Mae” chifforobe that was originally owned by Maggie’s great-aunt, Laura Mae Pell Black, in the 1940s. SUBMITTED by Leslie Harris, Rainsville.
In 1908, an emancipated slave made this basket for my mother to gather eggs. They lived in Barbour County at the time and Mom was 3 years old. SUBMITTED by Lynda Truman, Florala.
This dress was handmade about 32 years ago and has been worn by several family members. It will be passed on to the next generations for the girls to wear. SUBMITTED by Ella Mae Lathan, Chatom.
I am the fifth generation who has owned this antique glass pistol. Originally a whiskey bottle, it was given to my grandpa, Oliver Crawford, in about 1883 by my great-great grandpa. SUBMITTED by Dale Crawford, Dutton.


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