“Launched by Alan Burnett and Kat Mortensen in 2009, Sepia Saturday provides bloggers with an opportunity to share their history through the medium of photographs. Historical photographs of any age or kind (they don’t have to be sepia) become the launchpad for explorations of family history, local history and social history, in fact or fiction, poetry or prose, words or further images.”
My offerings today include dogs and children. I’ll be darned if I could locate a pram or a stick in any of my photos. These are photos from my paternal and maternal side, my husband’s family, and my cousin’s family.
|My Mom, Patricia A. Milne with her dog, circa 1928 - Detroit, Michigan|
|My great grandparents, Mae & William Gould with their dog, circa 1920 - Detroit, Michigan|
|My brother Norm (brown arrow) and his 3rd grade class, 1960-61 - Norcrest Elementary School, Pompano Beach, Florida|
|Our dog, Gypsy, July 1970 - in our backyard in San Diego, CA.|
|My husband's mother Dorothy Fink and her brother Elwood "Al" Fink, circa 1915-1916 - Buffalo, New York|
|My 1st cousin once removed, Everett William Hockster and his sister Ellen, circa 1915|
|My half brother, John Zimmerman, 1946 - probably Detroit, Michigan|
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I really enjoy seeing people with their dogs. Your grandparents' dog struck such a dignified pose - just like his owners! Lots of lovely photos here.ReplyDelete
I agree Kathy. I always enjoy pictures that include ancestor's pets. My great grandparents took a lot of photos and for that I’m very grateful.Delete
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What a great collection of true sepia photos...of children including that one of your cousin, Ellen who kicked out as the shutter was clicked. Glad that they saved that photo anyway. Many times the less than perfect photos would be tossed out.ReplyDelete
Thanks Barbara. I must have looked at that photo of my cousins, Everett and Ellen a dozen or more times. I never noticed her leg kicking out. Just shows you what details we can miss. Thanks for pointing that out.Delete
Super photos! Your mother's photo is a classic! In the classroom photo I like how the photographer has insisted that every kid place their arm flat on the desk. The classroom pose is so much better than a group posed on stage risers. The details of lesson plans, desk arrangements, teacher's dress, etc. make for a more memorable history of school life.ReplyDelete
I noticed that about the kids in the classroom too Mike. I agree that the classroom photo makes a better picture than one with the kids outside, for all the reasons you named.Delete
All the pix are great, but my fav' has to be your Mom and her doggie - both adorable. "Gypsy" in the San Diego backyard comes in a very close second, however. Most enjoyable post! :)ReplyDelete
Hard to pick a favorite for me. I just love sepia and black & white pictures. They put our ancestors in a place and time and they speak to me even more than colored photography at times. I appreciate your comment.Delete
Hard to choose a favorite photo, these are all so great! Wonderful to have that photo of your Mom, and the classroom photo of your brother Norm (same name as my Dad) takes me back to the duck-and-cover days of hiding beneath those same desks during air raid drills. But if I were pressed for a favorite it would have to be Al Fink, who looks no-nonsense even in this childhood photo.ReplyDelete
I remember those duck and cover drills Molly. You’re right about Uncle Al, he was a no nonsense kinda guy.Delete