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.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Poor Horsie

A cute  new photo today. This photo features a whole family of kids on a very patient horse. The little dog is obviously in control of the whole situation! Actually the picture is very old and really neat.   Enjoy! Chris

1 comment:

  1. Hello My name is MJ and I can name all but the older girl in this photo. There are my cousins from 1880's I have this same picture. Henry Bennett, Peter Bennett and Richard Henry Welch are the three boys in the back fro left to right. The Little Baby Girl is Winnie B. Bennett.