Another Picture From The Past

United States
February 17, 2016 4:52pm CST
I thought I would look and see what other OLD pictures I could find and put up a few of them to see what you think of them. I think it’s FUN to look at OLD pictures. I actually have a picture of my mother’s great grandfather, who would be the great, great, great, great, great grandfather to my great grandchildren, of which I have FOUR. Kaley, my great granddaughter, and I are going to put together an album of these pictures that I have found. I am going to make copies of all of them and then we are going to put them in an album with names. This is a picture of my father, who was born in 1907. He was about 4 years old maybe, so this is a very OLD picture.
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@jaboUK (53401)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 16
He doesn't look too pleased at having his photo taken.
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• United States
18 Feb 16
No, he doesn't look too pleased. He was the youngest of TEN children. I think he was a bit spoiled. LOL
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Feb 16
It didn't seem the done thing to smile then either. I have some old family photos and there's not a smile to be seen.
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@jaboUK (53401)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
@JudyEv @IreneVincent Now I come to think of it, that's true. It was a serious thing having your photo taken.
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@Ladypeace (2066)
• Singapore
19 Feb 16
Your father looks cute despite the sulky pout going on there. These photos are so precious.
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• United States
19 Feb 16
Yes, I think he's very cute. And luckily, HAH! I look like him. Everyone says so. LOL
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Feb 16
These old photos are so cool. I have one of my Mum and her brother and they both have the most beautiful ringlets. I'll put it up one day in a post although most BB people would have seen it.
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• United States
18 Feb 16
Yes, you should put the picture up in a post. There are some here from the B site but there are also many who were not on that site. I'm going to look for a few more and put them up from time to time.
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@Auntylou (4323)
• Oxford, England
19 Feb 16
There is a family photo of my late grandfather aged about 3 with long golden curls. apparen tly it was common not to cut a boy's hair for some time
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• United States
19 Feb 16
Oh that's VERY true, especially if the boy had curls. And then that first haircut always involved saving a few curls.
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@Auntylou (4323)
• Oxford, England
19 Feb 16
@IreneVincent Oh how sweet to save a curl or two!
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• United States
20 Feb 16
@Auntylou I saved curls from my sons' first haircuts. I still have them.
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@pgiblett (6602)
• Canada
19 Feb 16
It looks like he is in a mood, or perhaps didn’t know how to act in front of camera. Remember this was strange new technology at the time.
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• United States
20 Feb 16
Yes, it was a LONG time ago, more than 100 years ago. I'm so thankful to have this photograph.
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@pgiblett (6602)
• Canada
20 Feb 16
@IreneVincent Today everyone is almost nonchalant around cameras, in those days it was seen as an oddity.
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• United States
20 Feb 16
@pgiblett That's true. He may not have even known what was happening. Because he would have to wait to see the picture after it was developed, and I have no idea what that involved back then.
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