Friday

A tiny little bit of my history

A few days ago a friend dropped in with an old photograph she needed to scan; she had bought it from a woman in Havana last month who sold it to her on the street for a dollar. It reminded me of a very old picture I have of my (great?) great grandparents, posing for a portrait before being presented to the Queen. Why they were being presented to the Queen I have no idea (Mum, do you know?) but the photograph itself - ragged and yellowed with age - is really something.

I searched my mac for this and several other family pictures I know I've scanned, but they must be on a hard drive at home. I did find these, mostly of my mother and myself; though not quite as aged, they've satisfied tonight's burning need for 'old family stuff'. And seeing that I'm about to turn fdzxhcfzjhdx years old in a couple of weeks, these must be able to pass for ancient documents right?

(The last two won't quite pass for childhood pics but they were in the folder and I like them)




 







11 comments:

Hsien-ku said...

I remember the last one!!

the river said...

Well before the war, that one!

Paper Heart Girl said...

Ahhh, beautiful photos! The ones in the middle.. of the guy and lady smoking.. mmm, they're my favourite. x

MANDY said...

Greer, I love these .... that 3rd photo on the beach is so great, and I love the handstand on the wallpaper. Thanks for sharing X

the river said...

Thanks girls!

Mandy, it's a paisley dream isn't it? I say we should bring back loud wallpaper.

Paper Heart Girl, I love these ones too! Except, psst. they're both of my mum... :)

Kristen said...

Beautiful portraits.

Natalie Suarez said...

amazing images! i love old photographs like these :)

natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

Brittany H. said...

Greer, these are incredible. Isn't it amazing how they make us feel when we look back on them? It's one of my most favorite things to do.

Thank you for sharing these.
You're gorgeous!

X,
www.brittanyhavican.blogspot.com

the river said...

Thanks Natalie and thanks Brittany - yes! Especially when you're long way away from home.. I'm about to put up another batch too...

the river said...

Kristen I missed your comment - thank you too!

Anne said...

These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!