Saturday, January 16, 2016

My World - Kids

What a sad story - I wonder what the future held for those children. Let's hope it was a rosy one.  I was fascinated by the children's clothing and thought I would share some of the fashions of a slightly earlier era.


This first one is of my great great grandparents and my great grandmother as a child - circa 1855






















The next two are my grandfather and his sisters taken around 1890

























Probably taken in the early 1900s





The next generation - the above children grown up. My mother is the baby to the left of centre. Taken in 1906




My husband's mother and father - these shots would date between 1915 and 1920 I think.













































1942 - the War Years. I am the baby blonde.





My generation - the kids in the street, taken with my Box Brownie around 1949.



And my husband's brothers taken around the same time.





Me(front) and college friends - 1958.  Note the petticoats - the more the better- twin sets and sloppy joes.





Liz Needle  -  linking with "Sepia Saturday" and "Tuesday's Treasures".




25 comments:

  1. Liz These are all lovely tolook back on. the fashions certainly have changed. no washingmachines in those days and in fact not half as man clothes to wear. thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

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  2. What a great collection of photos!

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  3. These are all so interesting and you are lucky to have so many good, clear photos of family groups. The one that stands out for me though is the 'Kids in the street’.

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  4. I wonder how kids could play wearing those outfits in the 1800s!

    You certainly were a pretty young lady, who would have had the boys chasing you!

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  5. Oh, Liz -- what a great series of photographs! Watching everybody grow, change; watching all these forebears of yours move through time....

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  6. Aren't you lucky to have such very old photos still intact! I like the picture you took with your Brownie Box camera.

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  7. These old photos are family treasures. Marvelous!

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  8. It is nice to see so many old photos still in the family.

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  9. I am envious of the wonderful vintage photographs you have of your family.

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  10. What a fun trip through fashion history. In the 1906 photo, I'm struck by the hairdos. The Gibson Girl hair was quite popular, so I wonder if the girls with "flat" hairstyles were out of step.

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  11. You have some wonderful family photos! What treasures!

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  12. Oh, how wonderful to have all those pics of your family. I totally loved seeing all of these. I always look at the clothing and wonder if they were hand made at home...if all the stitches were taken by hand...or in some cases by sewing machine.

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  13. A wonderful collection indeed! I particularly like the two of your in-laws in identical outfits. Your father-in-law has to have been a twin, I ssume.

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  14. Love all this photos from generation to generation; wonderful, precious collection.

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  15. I agree - I can't help but look at an old photograph of a young child and wonder what did life have in store fore them. There is something rather sad in knowing that by the time we look at those photographs, that life has probably already run its course.

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  16. How lucky to have such wonderful photographs AND to have the information (who's who) to go with them. We have some great photos of my husband's forebears but unfortunately they are unidentified so we have no idea who they are. The picture of your husband's 5 brothers had me feeling sorry for their mother. A family of 6 little boys? Aaack! I hope maybe there was a little girl or two to go along with them?

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  17. Wonderful photos! I like series like this because your collection provides so many useful details that help date unknown people in vintage photos that are without identification.

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  18. Please think about linking this to Tuesday's Treasures tomorrow

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  19. Great history of kids fashion in photos.

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  20. Thanks for joining Tuesday's Treasures Liz, please return again and again.

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  21. How fortunate you are to have such wonderful photos of your ancestors. I love the clothes they all wore, the bonnets on the older ladies heads. The boy's short pants. It's all just wonderful to see.

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  22. What a trove of photos you have collected and to know who is who in each one is marvelous.

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  23. Wonderful that you have those old photos. A great treasure.

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  24. Thanks for sharing those photos of your family, and a look at how clothes have changed over time.

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  25. Ah, these are so nice! My favorite is the sepia tone of the three children. Isn't that adorable!

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