I love antique photos. You can learn so much about how things have changed, and again how little has. We inherited 3 trunks of photos from the late 1800's to the 1940s and 50's. Most came from an enigmatic, extremely hard working but photo-loving woman named Lena, an ancestor of my husband, born in 1879. She had more contacts, more postcards (several hundreds) and more photos of herself taken than anyone who is not a well know celebrity. She seems to have collected antique photos from all around her. She unfortunately didn't identify many, only writing "Lena" on many given to her. I think she assumed she would remember, and of course after that it wouldn't matter!

We are still sorting through all the stuff trying to piece together Lena's fascinating and sometimes tragic life. Meanwhile, here are a variety of photos, including some of the highest (and lowest!) fashion.

I have also included the very old family photos I have from my mom's side of the family.

I hope you enjoy, and thank you for visiting my blog.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

OLD! Antique Photos

OK, I just downloaded from my husband's tireless efforts at scanning in all the photos--about 200 new photos.  They all came from Lena, but they are so varied and neat that I've decided to make each blog have 2 or 3 really varied photos; for you antique baby fans; auto fans; Victorian hat fans, etc.  Hope you enjoy!  I welcome any suggestions.

Here are a couple of very very old photos; note I have not retouched any photos except for fade correction, if they are really dim.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely! I love scanning in my family's old photos!