Thursday, January 25, 2007


Top: My grandmother. The rear of the photo says, "C___hoeing in the garden, 1912. She would have been 24 years old at the time, but I'd swear she looks about 50, wouldn't you? This pic must be the oldest one I have. It is so faded that I had to darken it a little. It needs restoration, I know, and I ought to do that soon. It sure would be a shame to lose that image.

Mom and Dad. I think this might have been their wedding day, October 1, 1935. They eloped, after dating for six weeks and mom was buried on their 50th anniversary.













That's my dad in the middle. I think this trio looks like a gang from a movie; sort of like Bonnie and Clyde or Al Capone. The man on the left appears to be wearing one of those trick glasses-big-nose-moustache things, but if he was, he wore it 24/7, because he appears in other photos with my dad too, looking just the same.....LOL










Yours truly at three months. I remember thinking....."What the heck is going on here?" Well, not really, of course, but don't I look like I might be a little concerned about what the photographer was going to do next?
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17 comments:

claude said...

Yes, you do look a bit worried there ;)
About fixing old photos, there is a group in flickr where people will do this for you. You scan the photo in as high resolution as you scan and post it in that group
Photo Restoration and colorization
http://flickr.com/groups/90604013@N00/
Also the Fix My Pic group
http://www.flickr.com/groups/fixmypic/

It would be a shame to lose these great photos

Anonymous said...

I love the pic of your parents. I have never been one to think that you needed to have a long engagement! That shot of you as an infant is so sweet and you are right...you do look somewhat concerned. LOL!

ET said...

I love these pictures you are sharing with us!

Laura said...

Sometimes I think women did seem to age quicker back in those days.

Interesting how times change. If I look at the old black and white photos from the 30's and 40's, when people dressed formally and seemed to be so solemn in their poses, and compare that with today's Myspace generation that likes to make faces and clown around with the camera; it makes me wonder how people will pose for pics in another 50 years? And what will will cameras be like then?
Interesting!

Had a chuckle over the trio from the Al Capone movie... we have a few photos like that as well!

Alan G said...

LOL.....well I certainly hope that photo of the "gang" wasn't taken anywhere around Valentine's Day! And your right about the guy on the left. :)

Anonymous said...

I was having lunch at work when I read this post adn when I saw the picture opf the man with the fake nos eand glasses I laughed. Out loud. Poeople looked! :-)

It does look like you are wondering what on earth is going on, but then I suspect we all do at 3 months old! LOL. Actually, I still do sometimes!

Anonymous said...

Love that picture of the guys. That needs to be blows up to poster size and displayed somewhere prominent! Very cool.

rosemary said...

Our poor grandmothers....I can only imagine the kinds of things they had to do just to get through the day...laundry with a wringer washer, ironing all day long, probably walking to get groceries, plucking chickens....maybe. Yep all that guy needs is a cigar...you do look a bit anxious. Probably because of the man shaking a can of beans to get you to smile!

utenzi said...

People in old pictures so often look older than they were. It's odd. And I agree with you Judy about your grandmother--she looks old in that pic.

PI said...

Gorgeous baby you were. What happened? JOKE! When I posted photos of Dad and his brothers people said they looked like the Mafia.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It is so wonderful that you have so many arcival photographs Judy....And downloading them is such a good thing in terms of preservation! I love that picture of the "three gangsters"....LOL! That one man certainly does look like he is wearing a pair of those funny glasses/nose!
And the picture of you as a baby....Just darling!

trinamick said...

Well, maybe your look has more to do with what the photographer was doing behind the scenes. I look nearly in tears in one pic because the guy was making these freaky faces and scared the crap outta me!

Beverly said...

Don't you love the men in their hats! I have some great ones of my daddy too.

raehan said...

Really, REALLY enjoyed these.

Anonymous said...

OK...if I had to plow and hoe fields at a young age...I would look old too! Life was just so different back then.

srp said...

We really do have life a lot easier these days. I doubt any woman then thought about face lifts or breast implants, rather, what kind of vegetables to plant, keeping the kids clothes clean with a scrub board and hauling water in from the outside well.

It's great that you have all these old photographs... and yes, restore and preserve, by all means.

Marie said...

Amazing photos!! These really made me smile.