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ImageSharon
Mar 15, 2013 9:16 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
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.

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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.
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C'mon and join me! Let's take a look at the past!
ImageSharon
Mar 15, 2013 9:31 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
More from me, but you feel free to hop in with yours any time.

This is Mom and me when I was about a week old.

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And this is my favorite, hanging above the dolls is a photo of my mom when she was about 2 years old, so it would have been taken in 1923-4, I think.

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ImageSharon
Mar 15, 2013 9:43 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
And my last one for the night, my first grade picture:
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ImageSharon
Mar 15, 2013 9:45 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
I need to be careful about loading the large sizes, they are too difficult to see when you click on them. I'll try to remember to re do them tomorrow. Too tired tonight!
Imagewcgypsy
Mar 15, 2013 11:41 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
How funny that that didn't come up earlier, shar...my pic of me in my beloved rabbit fur coat was on an Easter Sunday also....I'd forgotten that...lol..
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Imagewcgypsy
Mar 16, 2013 12:19 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
I have ended up being the keeper of family photos...sadly, not knowing who some of these people are. I have no idea who these two men are, but I love the photo...
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Imagewcgypsy
Mar 16, 2013 12:22 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
This is so sweet...picture of my step-father, his sister and his brother. My step-father is in the middle. All of these people are gone now.....
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Imagewcgypsy
Mar 16, 2013 12:24 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Once again...family, but who are they? Taken in La Crosse, Wisconsin...
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Imagewcgypsy
Mar 16, 2013 12:26 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
My Dad died several years ago. This is him when he was young and so alive......
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Imagewcgypsy
Mar 16, 2013 12:39 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
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!"

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I think the girls must have been playing in the mud...their knees are dirty...lol..
Imagewcgypsy
Mar 16, 2013 12:46 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Me, around age 3, chunky little cheeks, huh? Looks as though the mood changed quickly...lol..

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Imagewcgypsy
Mar 16, 2013 12:53 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
There are some that I intend to blow up to poster size at some point...this is one of them. My Grandfather and my Mom as a very young girl. Did Tom Mix ever have a hat like that?
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Imagewcgypsy
Mar 16, 2013 12:56 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
This will also be made to poster size. This is my Grandmother, who died when my Mom was 16, and my Grandfather. They went by 'Toots' and 'Bowlegged Willy'. I think I come from interesting folk...lol..
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Imagewcgypsy
Mar 16, 2013 1:00 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Mom as a young girl...
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ImageSharon
Mar 16, 2013 1:21 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
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.
Imagewcgypsy
Mar 16, 2013 1:31 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Yeah, isn't that amazing? Aunt Bernie, who weaves sweetgrass baskets. Of course we didn't keep in touch....I'm bad about that....
Imagewcgypsy
Mar 16, 2013 1:38 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Mom in '48 on a Harley..yeah, she was a wild one....lol..
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Yep...and me there with her. I was one year old...
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Imagewcgypsy
Mar 16, 2013 1:49 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
My paternal great grandparents...
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My paternal grandfather....
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Imagewcgypsy
Mar 16, 2013 1:54 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Left to right...my maternal grandmother, grandfather, great grandfather and, seated holding my Mom as a baby, my great grandmother....
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I'm afraid my grandmother must have had some real issues with her hair....
Imagewcgypsy
Mar 16, 2013 2:19 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Mom...
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My step-father as a child with his sister seated on the tractor....
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