I love old black and white photos. Doesn't matter who is in the picture, it's always beautiful to me. The clothes, the cars, the homes, the scenary, I love it all.
I thought it would be fun to share our old photos here, just remember to be sure they are black and white or that sepia (brownish) tone. You can identify them if you want, or not, but if you know the approximate year they were taken, it would be fun for us to know. It also would be helpful if we knew their location.
So join me and let's take a trip to years ago, before digitals, before color, maybe even before our time!
I'll start with this picture of my Ninna and me, taken in SE Kentucky on Easter Sunday, 1944. I was about a year and a half old and we were on our way to church or returning from. The car belonged to my dad who was in the Philippines at the time, serving in WWII.
I don't have a scanner that works right now, so I'm taking pictures of pictures. Not great but they'll have to do for the moment. Here's another, taken about the same time. I love the old handmade bench.
This is one of my favorite photos. The little girl in the front is my Mother, behind her is my maternal Grandmother who I never knew. She died of T.B. when my mother was 16. Next to her is my maternal Great Grandmother...also never knew her. Beside her is my Great Great Grandfather, who was 104 years of age in this pic. There's a little girl to the right, halfway into the picture. I never knew who she was and then through stumbling around online I discovered information on relatives and found a Great Aunt, who, it turned out lived only a few miles from my Mother for years and had always been looking for her. When I found her and went to see her, her daughter was there taking care of her, she'd come out from The Carolinas, I believe, When I gave them a copy of this picture she said..'Oh, my gosh...that's me!"
I think the girls must have been playing in the mud...their knees are dirty...lol..
Gypsy, I love them. I love the hats, the clothes, the expressions. And I love your bunny coat for Easter. Pictures like these just melt my heart because you wonder how happy they were and what was on their minds and what were they worried about and what did they do next when they climbed out of the pose they were in.
I love all of them. I just went through and tried to get some more ready to post but I need to get this scanner working instead of taking so much time taking pictures of pictures.
But tomorrow's another day.
Looking forward to more , but before I go, I love how you found your Great Aunt and that she recognized herself in your picture.