Friday, April 12, 2013

Thursday's Children 4/12/13


I've probably mentioned before that I love old buildings and houses. Well, the same goes for old photos. A glimpse into the past.

I found this week's inspiration in an old photo album.

This picture makes me smile. It's my father with his older sister. The collie's name is Melon. Get it? Melon collie. How cute is this? 



The date on the next photo is 1910. I believe the baby is my father's father, Harold. I think it's so weird how people never smiled for pictures back then. I've studied this picture so many times, especially the mother. I wonder if she was happy?



I believe it is the same woman in the next three pictures. If it is, her name is Hazel. She would be my great-grandmother. The baby would be my father's mother, Rhilda, born in 1920. Look at that hat, and the way she is dressed. I want to know more about her. 



          

I'm not sure who this last couple is. I love how they are dressed.


When I look at these pictures, I wonder so many things. I wonder where the picture was taken. If it was at home, what was there home like? If not, how did they get there? Did they have a car? I wonder about their daily lives. If they were happy? In love?

Do you find inspiration in old photos?


Powered by Linky Tools
Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list...


12 comments:

  1. I have some old family photos like that. But I was even more intrigued by photos of strangers. For a while I collected Victorian era baby photos. The weirdest, saddest ones were the dead babies.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dead babies? That's awful! I don't know if I've ever seen one of those photos.

      Delete
  2. Absolutely! I'm writing a time travel YA set in 1871 at the moment. Since I use Scrivener, I can attach them to my manuscript and browse through them when I need a little inspiration. Pictures for settings, for clothing, for architecture. Old photos fill me with a sense of romance and mystery.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I need to check out Scrivener. It sounds cool!
      Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  3. Yes! Old photos are the best, and I'm like Rhiann in liking those of strangers. It's a glimpse into a world that doesn't seem quite real. It definitely sparks the imagination. Great post!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is crazy to think how much the world has changed. It doesn't seem real.
      Thanks!

      Delete
  4. Wonderful. I have a black and white photograph of my grandmother in a glamorous 1930s evening gown in my writing study and it definitely inspires me. Thanks for joining!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's cool! I bet you cherish that picture. I wish I had something like that of my grandmother.
      Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  5. Great pictures! I'm lucky enough that my grandparents have kept a lot of old family photos like these. I love looking at them and imagining these people's lives...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love hearing the old stories too! I wish I had written all of them down over the years.

      Delete
  6. I adore old photographs. And I honestly thought I was the only one who wondered if those super stoic looking people were happy. I should have known you would, too. :)

    ReplyDelete