I’ve started something here. Scanning old photos. (See previous post – very old photo) I have got it into my head that I should scan these precious pieces of history so I have them backed up. Backing up. Who would have thought I’d ever back stuff up. That’s the influence of Gav of course and maybe just a little Paperclipping Roundtable, I love that podcast. Go Noell!
Anyway I have been scanning old photos and come across some gems to share.
This is my great Grandmother. Ellen. I love how ordinary this picture is. Just her standing the yard with a washing hung behind her. I love the apron. She is probably wondering why someone, whoever that someone was, is taking her photograph.
This group is from the other side of my family tree. I’m not sure who they all are but know that the old lady was my Great Grandmother Elizabeth and the woman front right was my great aunt Alice. This must have been in the 1920’s? They were not wealthy people but look at the clothes, all wore hats and even the odd bit of fur! (ugh)
Sitting on the beach. Amazing. I cannot imagine sitting on a beach all dressed up hats and all. But it’s wonderful to see this snippet of life way back then. The gloves just cast aside on top of the little case. Perfect.
A wedding. My Grandfathers sister. My Granddad, who I never knew, is stood far right. Again it is fascinating to see little things perhaps strange to us now. They are stood on some kind of carpet? to stop their heels sinking? This must have been around the late 1920’s.
I am in awe of these pictures so rich with information about my ancestors. Wanting to know more and knowing I never will. There is something strangely sad and wonderful at the same time in that knowledge.