Had fun today and wasted a lot of time browsing through photos to find some that fit today's theme.
Along the way I had a huge stroke of luck. One of the old albums has a lot of small photos and those I have taken out have not been named. Neither do they look like family, so I haven't spent too much time on them. Today, quite by chance one of the photos slipped out and unbelievably on the back were names, written in my great aunt's handwriting. Even more unbelievably it was a photo of two little boys from the branch of the family that moved to Melbourne and we have been unable to trace. The very next photo in the album had a similar background and sure enough it was of the two girls in the family. A missing link because from it I was able to identify yet another photo that I didn't think was a family shot. Very exciting.
But, back on task. My search for neckties yielded some results, though not for 'braces'. I don't think my family went in for casual shots of people in anything less than formal attire. So, a fashion parade of necktie fashions from the late 19th and early 20th century.
even to life size) and can be finished in either oil, water colour or sepia.
I did actually find one photo in my husband's album which fit the theme. His father and grandfather in the 30s all dressed up in suits, ties and hats.
And even the kids wore ties and caps in the forties when they went to the zoo. Can you imagine that happening these days!!!
Liz Needle - linking with Sepia Saturday