Saturday Snapshot

I’ve been spending time doing some family history these last few days and looking at old photos. I came across this one of my father as a baby, with his brother Jack and sister Mary. He was born in 1914. How children’s clothes have changed! And none of them look too happy – click on photo to enlarge and see their expressions.

And here is a more cheerful one of Dad with his brother-in-law – I think this was taken at Mum and Dad’s wedding in 1938.

Finally, here’s a photo of Mum and Dad, which I really like. It was taken in Llandudno, probably on their honeymoon.

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce at At Home With Books.

20 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot”

  1. These are great, Margaret! The ones of the little children is so interesting. No, they don’t look happy, but I think they had to sit for a lot longer posing for photos in those days. Plus the clothes look a little constricting – those shoes! LOL

    Love the one of your parents. That dress your mother had on is so pretty and slim. Not much room to take big steps in it.

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  2. Photos of children from those times look a lot alike…I have some like that of my mother. I think they were supposed to be very still and proper, which accounts for the expressions.

    The honeymoon picture reminds me of another aspect of that time period, with Hemingway and his circle of writers.

    I have seen some of my parents from that era enjoying their old cars, with the women draped across them. The men always wore hats….

    See…your photos took me down memory lane! lol

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  3. Margaret – What wonderful ‘photos! They really do show a slice of life at different times. I just love how dapper your father looks in those two last ‘photos.

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  4. What a wonderful stash! I love old photos, your parents on their honeymoon look so elegant. But you are right, not a smile between them.

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  5. I was just telling my boys the other day that in the old days baby boys had to wear dresses and they looked horrified. 🙂

    These are great old photos! I love the men’s suits – they look so classy.

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  6. I love the antique photos, it’s amazing to see how far photography has come. I really love the one with the kids, some things never change. As a mom of 2, I know how difficult it can be to get multiple kids together for a picture, let alone trying to get them to have happy faces 🙂 Book Savvy Babe

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  7. I’m the family historian too and I love old photographs. I was reading that at the time of those old photographs the subjects were to told to not smile which is why they always look so serious. I can see this little boy desperately trying to keep baby brother still for the camera. Lovely – thanks for sharing!

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  8. I notice that looking at old photos no one looks happy and very few smile. I would love to know what is going through their minds! Wonderful photos.

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  9. My father was born in 1914 too. I have inherited all the family photos and I love them but do wish my grandparents and parents had labeled them so I would know the identity of everyone. I’m the end of the line but I I.D. everyone I know in photos because mine will go to the historical society where I was born.

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