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Friday, February 24, 2012

Photohunters: Old and Loud



I enjoy the challenge of trying to combine the two photohunt themes each week.
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This week I tried to think of something that would qualify as old and loud.
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After my parents died I found a bunch of old deeds, some were over 100 years before my father was born.
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My guess is they are from my father's mother's side of the family although I'm not sure of that.
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Clearly these deeds are old but you may well ask why I thought they were loud.
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I find the style of handwriting to be very loud. With the exception of calligraphy, most handwriting in the U.S. has toned down a lot from the loud style of these documents full of curlycues and such. I'm not sure if the term serifs only applies to printing but if it applies to handwriting too, the serifs in the second shot scream loudly.
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Click for the home of the Old photohunt and/or click here for the home of the Loud photohunt. In a way it's silly to hang on to these old deeds but thanks to photohunt, I finally found a use for them.

18 comments:

Sue said...

What a neat find! And you did a great job of combining themes. I went with just the one this week as I had a very difficult time trying to find a pic in my folders that would have worked with loud.

Happy weekend and happy photo hunting!

Mar said...

I love the calligraphy!! great find for the hunting, Carver, I combined the memes too... Happy weekend and happy hunting!

keeyit said...

wow.. good finding... Those wordings and papers look really old...

eyesonme2world said...

Old days wording are our memories.

Gattina said...

When I read your title "old and loud" I thought you were talking about my husband, lol !
At least you can read this not so curly writing, I can't read letter of my grandma or even from my mother when she was a young girl because they are written in gothic writing and I never learned that !

ewok1993 said...

amazing finds. what did you do with them? the style of writing does qualify as loud to me.

great post.

ancient one said...

I would be holding on to them, if I had them. Such beautiful, old, loud, handwriting!!

Annie said...

I'd hang onto them too. I think they are very cool. And I like the way you combined the themes - that handwriting IS loud!

Jama said...

That's one old document!

Luna Miranda said...

the calligraphy is beautiful! it's wonderful that you have these old deeds---they're definitely worth keeping.

EastCoastLife said...

They are awesome. Would you consider donating them to your museum?

Life Ramblings said...

it's great that you still keep these old deeds. the hand writing is very neat and lovely.

YTSL said...

I love old handwriting. I guess I would say/agree that they are flamboyant though... ;b

Cezar and Léia said...

This writing is so elegant!
God bless you!
Cezar

Robin said...

What a cool thing to find, a real treasure! The writing does look quite loud to me too.

Jerry said...

Hmmm - perhaps there are all sorts of properties out there with your name on them!

Have a great weekend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

How cool to have those great old documents! And I get what you mean by loud -- that old-style handwriting does just kind of shout 'look at me'. Imagine the time it took to write like that!

(And if I were double-entering those challenges, I could have just posted a self-portrait ;>)!

Rambling Woods said...

Really interesting shots Carver...You did a good job combining them..I could have put up a photo of my Mother..old and loud..