"Sepia Saturday" theme this week concerns family photos and of those I have plethora. My family shots last week also aroused a lot of comment on "Tuesday Treasures", so I will link this post to that meme as well.
This first photo is one of my maternal grandfather's family - his sisters and their families. At the time papa only had 3 children. My grandfather is the handsome fellow on the left in the back row. In front ofr him is my grandmother nursing my mother who is about 9 months old. This dates the photo as mid 1906. The two little ones in front of her are my uncle and aunt. Gran went on to produce another 6 children. She was considered by her mother in law to be not good enough for the family because she was just a seamstress and milliner while they were academics and scholars.
The others in the photos are my grandfathers sisters, husbands, children. The older woman in the middle is my great grandmother Laura Heyne nee Hanckel.
Until recently I haver only had a digital copy of this photo, but yesterday one of my cousins who is downsizing brought me a huge photo - the size of two A3 sheets. It is in need of restoration, but is in pretty good nick. She didn't want this big photo because her father wasn't in it - not yet born. A windfall indeed.
The next photo shows my great grandmother (from the previous photo), her four children - my grandfather and his three sisters (from previous photo) and my great great grandmother Johanna Heyne nee hanckel.
And here we have my mother and some of her siblings. I love this photo.
My mother - the baby in the large family photo is the blonde cutie on the right. This was taken around 1914.
Finally, so as not to seem one sided, a family photo of my husband's family - paternal side. The first one shows the many children of the Boord family - one of them is Don's grandmother - Rosa Needle - nee Boord.
And next a Boord family wedding photo - we do have a seating plan somewhere for this photo.
Liz Needle - linking with"Sepia Saturday" and "Tuesday's Treasures".