Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wistful Wednesday:1948

Gone are the days when everyone wore a hat. This photo was most likely taken on a Sunday.

1948 Omaha Marvin, James X, Teresa, Charolette and Roxie

This is Far Guys Dad, his Grandpa, his Grandma, his Great Aunt Charolette and second cousin Roxie.  This photo was taken in Omaha in 1948. Grandma and Grandpa must have went to visit.  Grandpa never traveled very far from home so it must have been a special occasion. 

1948 Omaha Tracie and Charolette and Roxie

These women are sisters in law.  Grandma married the oldest son, and Charolette married  the youngest son.  Both were marvelous women whose company I enjoyed. The beautiful child Roxie..lives in Florida and occasionally reads the blog to stay in touch with her Minnesota cousins.

Photographs were often taken outside, the light was better and you did not require a flash.

I have begun to scan some more old photos from Far Guys family, they have been in the trunk upstairs..waiting for me:)

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23 comments:

  1. Thanks for the memory jog! Those flash bulbs cost extra money, and it was a really really special occasion to take an indoor photo. My oh my, haven't we come a long way. As I remember, the bulbs wouldn't go off, more wasted money. Mom used to spit on the end of the bulb before she screwed it in!!!

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  2. I remember my Grandmother struggling with flashbulbs much like Muffy's Marks says... and how she hate the cube ones that spun after the "hopefully it flashed?"

    Most of the pictures of my Mom's grandparents show them wearing hats when they were outside. My dad's parent's did not, I think they were about 10-15 years younger.

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  3. I remember licking the bulb...funny stuff...I think you can find them around somewhere if you look hard enough and if you really want them...

    Looking forward to seeing the scanned photos...

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  4. I wonder if wearing hats back then was regional or usually done everywhere. I don't remember seeing hats on the pictures of my family like that. But then again, they were military and might have not wanted to wear them when they weren't working.

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  5. Hat were definitely in in 1948. I've got lot of hat pictures of my folks and relatives in what I call "my childhood" album. Thanks mom! :)

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  6. I've enjoyed your post very much. The old photos are our real family heirlooms. Thanks for sharing them.

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  7. Oh my gosh, brings back memories. I remember in the 50s seeing my dad leave for work in his suit and hat. Felt or fabric hats in the winter, straw hats in the summer.

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  8. I remember my Grandmother always wearing a hat when she traveled to visit us. I'm sure my mom must have had hats, too, but I don't remember them as clearly.
    Oh my... the flash bulbs! Remember how they'd swell and be crumbly after they were used? Oh, and how 'bout the flash cubes that came later!

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  9. I wish I had pictures of my grandparents from 1948. These pictures remind me of them.

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  10. I love your pink header! I feel like Grandpa that didn't travel far from home. According to Bet she loves road trips, I thought I did too, but clearly according to history I must dislike travel very much...hmmm

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  11. Oh how I remember those days of dressin' up complete with hat and gloves when I was a little farm chicklett. Mama had quite the collection of hats back in the day.

    Oh you've tackled quite the job girl. I have a trunk full I haven't even broken into up at MIL's house.

    I always love seein' your vintage photos and hearin' the wonderful stories behind 'em.

    God bless ya and have a fabulous kinda day sweetie!!! :o)

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  12. What a great photo. I love seeing their clothes, hats etc. Most all of my family's old photos were taken by the front doors of the various houses. My dad and grandpa always wore hats like this.

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  13. Yep. Everyone wore hats - men and women. And, unlike today's baseball cap wearing guys, the men back then remembered their manners and removed their hats when entering a building. I also remember gloves being a fashion staple for the ladies.

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  14. Times have changed. So have manners. Maybe we should bring back the hats and gloves. ;)

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  15. This is not the same world we lived in back when.
    Looks like the female monarch in England is the only ones that ware hats and dress-up anymore. We dress to casual even in church.

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    1. Awesome old photos ! My mum used to wear hats with her outfits and even a silk scarf from time to time ! Here Papa is the only one that wears a hat it is the old English sports type hat and even baseball hats and cowboy hats he is a hat person ! Yes times have changed as has the mannerisms of people today ! Great post . Have a wonderful day !

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  16. Your photos always bring back memories for me too. My dad still wears a dress hat. Always, all winter. He's 84 and I've never seen him wear a ball cap (like my husband). I have seen photos of my mother , sister and I in hats too.

    I remember those flash bulbs. They were as big as golf balls. I had forgotten about those. Thanks for the memories. Is the one lady, I think Charlotte, wearing fur coat? I remember when my mother got a mouton coat for Christmas in 1957, I think. My sister wears it now. It's still gorgeous. My sister finally btoke it to her, not too long before she died, that Mouton is not fur, but wool.

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  17. I'm sorry about your cousin passing. It's so young. I wish I had that many cousins. I only have 2 and I never see them and haven't talked to them in a few years now.
    Love the old photos as always. You photos of the fence and cemetery are beautiful!
    What a beautiful place you live in.

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  18. Connie, that reminds me of my Dad -- he never left the house without a hat. He kept them in hat boxes and they all read 'Stetson.' After he retired, he wore hundreds of baseball caps that he collected, but when he was 'dressed up,' he still wore the felt or straw hats. We teased him about being so old fashioned, but he never changed.
    Peace,
    Muff

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  19. I love those photos; they remind me of my dad's family. I, too, remember when just about everyone wore hats any time they left home.

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  20. I love your wednesday's! I think the old photo's and your memories are the best.

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  21. You inspire me to dig out the photo that I have of family members in hats. They look cold in their winter coats and my grandfather and his sons look like they belong to the mob.
    Neat old photos.

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  22. seems the older photos had much better thought out poses, too. (as well as dressed up)

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