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.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Antique Automobiles

O.k., per request, I'm going to post some of  the antique auto pictures from our Six family photo collection now, and others in another post. They're not exactly in order, and I know next to nothing, or less about autos, so its up to you to identify them, but here you are.

1 comment:

  1. automobiles are a great way of dating images. I work in a museum archives, and I love to see cars in a photo! {:-Deb