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Great Aunt Enid's Photo Stash 1 [Feb. 4th, 2017|11:08 am]
Tony Grist
A family of glum Edwardians take tea in the garden.

Great Aunt Enid- my maternal grandfather's sister- kept meticulous records. I could tell you who everyone in this picture is, but most of them are just names to me. Enid is the particularly glum person sitting in the foreground, like Patience on a monument, gazing to the right. My grandfather is the boy standing to the right with his hand on the upright of the deck chair.

The setting is the garden of  house called Brightlands,  in Croydon. The time is Summer 1904.

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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2017-02-04 02:54 pm (UTC)

I had to chuckle at your use of the phrase "glum Edwardians". Very appropriate for your pictures today.
Though there was a time smiling or looking merely pleasant in photos was not considered proper. And we forget about those long exposure times required.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-02-04 03:12 pm (UTC)
Yes, they've been told to "hold it right there," haven't they!
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2017-02-05 09:13 am (UTC)
What a marvellous picture! So Edwardian!

And yes, I don't suppose it would be possible to hold a smile through the long exposure without it turning into a rictus.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-02-05 09:42 am (UTC)
Yes, it's a real period piece.
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