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Friday, January 25, 2008

Photohunt: Old Fashioned

The photohunt theme this week is old fashioned. I have an old photograph album from my father's side of the family. The album is old fashioned, the people in the album look old fashioned by contemporary standards, and some of them were probably old fashioned even by their century's standards. I vaguely recall my father telling me who some of the people in the album were but unfortunately I don't remember much. He didn't know who everyone in the album was but he pointed out his grandmother and a few others to me. He got this album after his last Aunt on his mother's side of the family died and I kept it after my father died. If I were to venture a guess, I'm reasonably sure the old fashioned lady below was my father's grandmother. I can't even guess about who the children below were but they are certainly old fashioned looking.
The next two are not only old fashioned looking but they are also a bit frightening looking. I wouldn't want to be on their bad side.
I like the clasp on this old fashioned photograph album. It makes it look like a diary.I like the old fashioned lettering on the first page after you open the album.

One last photograph. This old fashioned man is rather dapper looking. Dapper is a rather old fashioned word, now that I think of it.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. If you want to learn more about photohunter or find other participants you can go to this link - You can also find other participants on technorati -

80 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Carver, I see your father's grandmother's face is still in yours and your daughters. A good example of what adoptee's are looking for in their roots search.
You have so many talents, Gia

Carver said...

Hi Gia, It is fun for me to be able to look back on old photographs and see the family resemblance. I like this album in particular because it's well preserved although some of the photographs are so old the images are fading away. As ever, Carver

Yolanda said...

These old photos are precious.Thanks Carver for sharing the.

lissa said...

lovely photos. quite perfect for photohunt.

thanks for visiting my photoblog. have a wonderful week.

Mike Goad said...

Perfect for this week's theme! Thanks for stopping by mine!

Sean said...

You have a lot of old stuffs! thanks for sharing~

Happy hunting~

eastcoastlife said...

This is an interesting and precious album. During my grandparents' time, they couldn't afford a camera or to pay to have their photos taken, so there were no photos of them.

I have no idea how my ancestors look like.

Siani said...

What lovely old photographs. I love to see old-fashioned clothing, hair styles etc. Thanks for sharing your family album. Have a good weekend!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Awesome, I throughly enjoyed your post today. So much history in that photo album. I love the lettering as well... thank you for dropping by and the nice comment... I did appreciate it.
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

ipanema said...

i love old photographs. the only ones i have are of my grandparents but yours are even older. i love that period. :)

great collection!

happy weekend! :)

napaboaniya said...

It's pretty nice to be able to have an album with most of your ancestors in it. An album to be cherished with love and TLC. Maybe you can bring the pictures for some photo restoration :)
Have a good weekend!!

jmb said...

What a wonderful album that is Carver. What a shame you don't know who everyone is.
Great for the theme. Have a wonderful weekend.

Autumn said...

Wonderful photos, they were perfect for the theme.

JC said...

Great series of shots! We have some scary looking old photo's, too, with some folks we don't know who they are. You'd think they never had any fun in those days...

SabineM said...

Wow you are sooo lucky to have those old photos! Unfortunately all of our really old photo albums are still with my family in Switzerland. My mom has a few photos here, but we really need to get some over here...
gorgeous!
Great take on the theme (i am afraid I wimped out and you will need a real stretch of the imagination with my old fashion!)
LOVELY tunnel!
I bet you there is a way to get the tunnel from further away. you might need a tripod and a slow shutter speed. try it (to humour me) by placing your camera on the ground and do you have a timer? Set it and set slow shutter speed and see what happens? Unless you have a tripod and then you don't have to set it on the ground ;) oh long comment?

ghee said...

i always love black and white pics :) theyre good for the theme.

mine`s up,too!
here:

http://akoni.info

happy weekend!!

Jessica said...

Great photos!!! Thanks for sharing! I think it is sometimes scarey looking at old photos of relatives you don't know, especially if there is a resemblence!!!! UGH!

Tokenhippygirl said...

Perfect for the theme and very cool to boot.

Barbara H. said...

That's a wonderful old-fashioned collection of old-fashioned photos of old-fashioned people. :-)

DeLi said...

ah, the priceless snippets of moment. a trip to memory lane is always something that bites and are treasure. i can just imagine hwow it is when you pointed out the stiff poses of peopel you owuldnt want to be on teh bad side. ive seen some of that pose and facial expressions in old photos of my fam too...

Corey~living and loving said...

What a nice take on the theme. I enjoyed it very much!
Have a great weekend.

Dianne said...

I love your old photo album! There's group on flickr who would love to see it. Some of us make copies and do altered art with them.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Pato & Pearl said...

Wow, this is one old fashion Album you dun wanna mess around with. It's really amazing to see how the old fashion people pose in front of the camera. So serious and "preserved". Great photo to share.

Have a good weekend!

Pearl

Pat said...

that's quite a photo album to have. you are lucky.

Juliana RW said...

wow...you have really lots of old fashioned. All nice and old LOL

My Old fashioned

have a nice weekend.

wifespeak said...

Perfect entry for old-fashioned. Have a blessed weekend.

http://mlizcochico.blogspot.com/2008/01/photo-hunt-old-fashioned.html

a simple life said...

Those are very precious. Great entry for this week's theme. Happy hunting.

Gellianne said...

Hi Carver!Thank you for the visit.I think that the album is areal treasure.I wish our family has that.

Mica said...

Great photos.
http://mica08.blogspot.com/2008/01/photo-scavengers-hunt-1-old-fashioned.html

mousey said...

this are really great carver!

i love browsing my grandma's old photo albums and from that I learned my roots.

happy weekend!

A. said...

Superb pictures! We have a very similar album, and like you, I don't rememebr who many of the people are. Lovely to have, nevertheless, but my mission is to document our more recent photos for generations to come.

Liz said...

I think those two must be maiden aunts!

Great photos. I wonder why people didn't smile when posing.

TiOheM said...

Nice entry. Mine is about photo album too being an old-fashioned way of storing pictures. Have a nice weekend.

Hootin' Anni said...

EXCELLENT!!!!!! I like the word too, and ya, I'd have to agree with you...dapper is quite old fashioned.

Great photo hunt.

Thanks for visiting with me.

TeacherJulie said...

Love, love your photos, Carver. I appreciate you having preserved those wonderful memories of your relatives.

Have a great weekend! :)

My entries:

TeacherJulie

Homeschooling

Hazel said...

hi, a lot of old things..happy weekends!

pat said...

Oh wow - what a great album full of wonderful photos!

Happy Weekend.

Kate said...

That's amazing. I am so in awe of families who have preserved their history so well.

Lynn said...

I was so engaged with the pictures. They're like from old, old b&w movies.

Heart of Rachel said...

It's great that you have kept that old album in the family. It's nice to see photos of your ancestors. Thanks for sharing.

Guess Who (???) said...

You really do find the neatest things for the Photo Hunt themes...
That album is in such good condition, Carver! It is a good thing that you have it and can keep it in such good care. Is it true that people had to sit (or stand) for a very long time to have their photographic portrait made back then? 'Tis no wonder that nobody ever smiled! Or it could have been all those ruffles and corsets and stuff.
I thank God everyday for Lycra.
:)
Love, K.

Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.
-Ansel Adams

mindyvasil said...

I love the old pictures. There is so much history in them. You are lucky to have them.

Inland Empire Girl said...

I love old photos and albums. What a lovely way to use the word for this week.

Deb said...

Great pictures, Carver! You've reminded me of the antique photo album I have myself, although the pics are not of my family. They're someone else's family. I always thought it would be nice to track them down and give them the album.

Have a great Saturday!

Melli said...

That's waaaaaaaaaaay old fashioned! Antique old fashioned!!! And such a treasure to HAVE! Great idea for today!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

What a wonderful family photo album! :) Lots of interesting photos and history there. Perfect choice for old fashioned. :)

Dragonheart & Merlin

Karen said...

Hi carver! That is absolutely gorgeous! And you're right, people looked so serious back then. I'm with you on the clasp; they just don't make things like that anymore.

What a wonderful walk down your history lane! My mom and I dug out some old photo albums the other day and I'm having such a ball looking at all of my past relatives.

Write From Karen

Yen said...

WOW! Some very nice and interesting photos! :Love the frames:)

Mark said...

Hi Carver,
Those pictures are porper old fashioned,I don't know what it is about them but I really like this old stuff.

Cheers Mark

the teach said...

Great photos giving us a close-up look at your old album. Didn't people in those old days look fierce? Or do you think the photographer told them to look serious and not to smile?

Sabine said...

I have plenty of photo albums - though none even close to as old as your gorgeous album. The habit of having photo albums sadly has gone out of fashion altogether!

I'm grateful that I can afford the hobby of taking digital photos... but your post set me off thinking. I really should have a few photos printed and fill an album every now and then!

Happy Weekend Carver! :)

Utah Mommy said...

Wow old photos of ancient people? lol! Great shots you have here. Happy weekend!

Smalltown RN said...

Oh that is wonderful...what a great album...I know I have photos of my father when he was younger and have no idea who the other people are in the photos...wish he would have shared that with us...thank you for sharing...

carolinespicturepages.com said...

Strange. I just posted a comment and it came back with an error saying it was a duplicate. However, I do not see my comment posted. So I am going to try again.

I have an album from my grandmother that I could have scanned some photos from. It looks like yours are more well preserved.

Expat Traveler said...

wow - now that is a treasure for sure! what a great find.

Heather said...

That is wonderful. I love old fashioned photo albums whether I know the people or not. :)

Joyismygoal said...

I love these glimpes into the past they make me feel such apart of a rich history

Gattina said...

I love to look in old albums and at old pictures ! I imagine I would be dressed like them and then do my shopping in a supermarket ! That would be quite uncomfortable, lol !

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting. This has been another fun photohunt for me.

Chris said...

What a superb album and photos. Won't be the same for our descendants will it - a bunch of CDs or a memory stick!

All the best to you, Carver.

BlurMommy said...

Wow, those are precious photos! Definitely a treasure! Happy weekend!

Queen of My Domain said...

Wow what a great thing to have.

Angela (Gran) said...

What a unique and well preserved photo album. It is very interesting how the album has the closure latch. You have such a treasure....you are very blessed!

Come see mine:
http://thelifeandtimesofgran.blogspot.com/2008/01/photo-hunters-old-fashioned.html

farmingfriends said...

Hi Carver,
This is an amazing album. The photographs are fascinating. What a lovely keepsake.
Have a great weekend.
Sara from farmingfriends

Katney said...

I left a message but I think it wander over to another post. My mind does that somethines, too. Then occasionally it wanders back.

These old photo albums are a treasure--even when we can't identify everybody.

You might want to label those you do know--or have a good idea of. Someoen who comes after you might find that information interesting.

Colin Campbell said...

Beautiful. The personal connection makes them more special.

jams o donnell said...

THat is truly something to treasure. Happy weekend

Sarge Charlie said...

i love this one, I have some of my old family photos

pelfy said...

You certainly have a collection of great old photographs. I have some of them too, but yours have a longer history (=

Happy weekend (=

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for commenting. This has been another fun hunt. Have a great week.

YTSL said...

Great entry this week! Looks like you put a lot of thought and effort into it! :)

CRIZ LAI said...

Cool album. As you have said, it is good to have such album around to look back at the fashions of the previous generations :P

LibertyBelle said...

Very Victorian! Lovely photos and great choice for the theme!
Happy Weekend
L

rajson said...

Lovely photos and good choice!
Have a nice sunday evening!

Janet said...

what gorgeous pictures! Thank you for sharing :-)

Anna said...

Wow these pictures are just lovely....perfect for this week themed. Thanks for sharing them..Mine is up too:
Every Beat Of My Heart

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting and commenting.

ian said...

whoa. those photos are JUST super. what a blessing to have retained such bounty from the past =]

mistyeiz said...

o wow....what a wonderful heirloom! these are really old pix n must be priceless to your family. thx for sharing it.

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting.