Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Sepia

Sepia says to me just one thing,
 old photographs 
 This is a fabric transfer image of a digital photograph of an original sepia print
stitched onto a thicker cream fabric background.
Embellished with brown ribbons, rik rak and ivory lace.
The guy at the top right is my uncle John Brady, my fathers brother,
he is about 17yrs old in the picture. He fought in the 2nd world war and was a prisoner of war for 6years, during that time his family were told he was missing presumed dead. He took place on the long march and was very ill and undernourished,  rescued by American soldiers and slowly fed small amounts of food until he was well enough to be shipped back to the UK he was 6 stone when he finally arrived home and his mother got the shock of her life when he walked in the front door. He went on to marry and had 5 children. He died about 30 yrs ago now, but I will never forget his happy cheery smile 
and the fun tricks he played on us when I was young girl.
Here is another picture of him taken by my dad 
happier times, with his family,
 I'm not sure which ones are his and which are other cousins.
My tag is dedicated to my Uncle John.

13 comments:

  1. I thought of old photos right off the bat too. Great tag and a great story!

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  2. Wonderful tag Yvonne, love that you used a old photo with your uncle.
    Anni

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  3. Lovely tag and a lovely story. I have just finished making a memory book for my mum & Dad from all the old photos I found when they had to go into a home earlier this year. A lot of them where sepia too. I might adapt one for my tag this week too. Hugs Mrs A.

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  4. Wonderful - and very topical and beautifully done :0) Mo

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  5. This is just perfect - well done and how nice you have this memory.

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  6. I agree with all of the other comments here. A lovely tag and a lovely tribute to your uncle.

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  7. What an amazing tag - it's lovely to hear the story behind it - a great tribute to your uncle. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  8. A lovely dedication, great nostalgic tag, love the lace and bows, Jane xx

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  9. Fantastic tag and great to have used such personal photos. Your uncle would be proud of you! Carolyn x

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  10. What a very special tag! I love the emotional story behind it, it is so touching.

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  11. Really special, it's great to use things with a family connection.

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  12. This is special because it has the personal story behind it, a really lovely tag x

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  13. What a marvelous way to honor your Uncle John. The photograph is marvelous, and the way you incorporated it into the tag is very artsy. Blessings!

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