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My Other Granny's Photo Stash [Feb. 2nd, 2017|03:57 pm]
Tony Grist
My other granny didn't actually have much of a stash.  That side of the family didn't get into serious snapping until the 1920s. My grandfather effectively deleted all records of his early life and my grandmother only kept a few commercially produced pictures of her girlhood.

Here's one of them.

These are the Bridges children. Their father was a draper (like Kipps.)  My Granny, Violet, is the oldest of the three girls. A fourth daughter, Joan (my favourite great aunt) was either not yet born or too young to join the parade.

Date? 1910- something like that.  Perhaps a little earlier...

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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2017-02-02 08:00 pm (UTC)
Adorable.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-02-02 08:22 pm (UTC)
I don't know why they were dressed like that, but it could have been for a family party with amateur theatricals...
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2017-02-02 08:57 pm (UTC)
Those hats or headpieces or whatever they are! So funny but cute in an odd sort of way. Different times...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-02-03 09:39 am (UTC)
I'm not sure quite what's going on. I don't think those outfits are everyday wear. They could be party clothes or even fancy dress. I gather the family went in for ambitious amateur theatricals.
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[User Picture]From: charliemc
2017-02-04 05:47 am (UTC)
Fabulous. I love it.

It was common then to go to a studio and get a photo that was made into a postal card...

We have quite a few photos from that time period. Or at least that resemble this. Are you sure it's not earlier? I have a bunch from the late 1800's that look similar...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-02-04 12:21 pm (UTC)
The little boy- Harold- was born in 1897 (I've just found his birth certificate) and looks to be about 7 or 8 in the picture. So the date has to be 1904-5- and slap bang in the middle of the Edwardian era.
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[User Picture]From: charliemc
2017-02-04 07:38 pm (UTC)
Yes, when I looked at it again I realized that. Sorry!

It's an amazing photo. They all are, actually...

So glad you're sharing them.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-02-04 07:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks
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