Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Roaring Twenties

Hi Ladies and Gentleman!
Just wanted to share this photo today, taken at the wedding of my great Uncle Benny back in the 20s. They are all wearing such gorgeous clothes in the style of the times. My Mum was 11 at the time, and is the one standing second from the left. She also seems to be the only one who was enjoying herself, none of the others is smiling!


Have a great week!
Valerie

20 comments:

  1. Wonderful photograph Valerie. I don't think smiling was encouraged on photographs in that era but very pleased that your mum broke the rules lol

    Love Chrissie xx

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  2. A lovely photograph, Valerie!
    I always wonder why people on pics taken back in those early days of photography look so beautiful.... all of them! Even with snapshots (if you can call them that). Did they take much more care than today on looking good or was it just the fashion of those days (including make up, hairstyle etc)? Compared to images from today they all look like film star goddesses, don't they?


    Thanks for sharing!!!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  3. True, Claudia, I think they did take more care of their appearance, and especially when being photographed, as that really was an 'occasion'. I never looked that good on my wedding photos!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this, Valerie. Yes - they always looked so SERIOUS! Great photo. Carolyn xx

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  5. What a wonderful family photo! Love your mum's cheeky smile.

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  6. Great fashions! You're lucky to have that photo!

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  7. I believe you may have inherited your mother's joy for life based on this gorgeous photograph. Blessings, my friend!

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  8. This is beautiful Valerie, thanks for sharing. I think people didn't smile for photos much because it took such a long time to set up and take the shot, and was a big thing to have your photo taken, mostly only for special occasions. My grandmother was a photographer and we have lots of family photos, but this is unusual.
    Jane x

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  9. Great photo!! Their clothes are gorgeous, aren't they? This picture is in such great shape - what a treasure.

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  10. What a wonderful picture Valerie! All the ladies are so beautiful, particualrly the bride (of course) and your great uncle looks very dashing. And in spats too! Seeing your mum smile, in such a 'serious' photo, made me smile too :0)

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  11. Amazing photo.
    I just LOVE the wedding dresses from this era.

    I think it was PC "NOT" to smile in photos from those days. (I read that somewhere but can't remember where.)

    Happy crafting
    Tracie

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  12. What a treasure to have that photo. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Great photo Valerie, thanks for sharing with us!
    Amy The Crafty Book Nerd

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  14. Gorgeous photo - it looks too perfect to be that old!

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  15. Oh, I just love looking at old photos. I bet they thought they looked more glamorous when unsmiling!
    Sue xx

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  16. Fabulous photo...Your Mum is cute...Love the clothes..The Brides dress looks amazing... Thanks for sharing... Hugs May x x x

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  17. Thanks for sharing this wonderful photo - what a beautiful wedding party . I would love to hear all the stories of the day from each person's perspective

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  18. Great photograph Valerie - you are so lucky to have these old photographs.
    Sandy

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