Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wistful Wednesday : 1930

My Mother was born in October of 1929, this photograph must have been taken in the spring of 1930.   She could barely sit up by herself so I believe she was about six months old.   My Mom is in this photograph with her older brother Alfred, he would have been two years old in June of 1930.  He died when he was nineteen years old in 1947.   Since then my Mom has taken over as the oldest in the family.  My Mom had eleven brothers and sisters, only four of them are still living.

Mom was eighty yesterday, she said " Years ago, If someone had told me that I would live to be eighty, I would never have believed them."

What I like about this photo..well first of all, I like to think that someone was holding onto the back of this baby that looks like she is about to topple over.  ( I have done  this on occasion with the grands when they were little)  I like Alfred's knickers and tights, and the big ribbons in his shoes.  I imagine his knickers and vest were blue, and my Mom's dress a pale pink.  At least that is what I see beyond the black and white:)

***I repaired this photo, It had a very large crease in it..of course I can tell where it was..can you?


  1. I can't see the crease, you did a great job.

    Happy Birthday to your Mom.

    I love the look on her face, she is so cute.


  2. I can't see the crease, you did a good job restoring it. I love this photo and I'm sure your grandmother was very proud of it herself. That's too bad your uncle passed away at such a young age. I'm sure that was hard on his family, it had to be. And I'm sure your mother had to work hard to help with all those younger siblings. I can see why she never thought she'd make it to 80. Tell her Happy Birthday!

  3. That's a beautiful picture!!!!!!!! Love the clothes.

  4. What crease! My mom was born in '29 and has a very similar pic with her brother nine months her senior. I treasure the picture, you did a great job cleaning it up. Enjoyed the post.

    Have a super day!!!

  5. You did an excellent repair job. Can't see it at all. Great photo.

  6. I can't see the crease! You did a great job. I wish my Momma was still here, she would be 80 this year. Hug you Mom tight! Real Tight!


  7. I did find it, but never would have noticed it if you hadn't challenged me to find it! :) It is not visible at all if you don't enlarge the photo. That being said - I love the picture. The clothes back then were so wonderful. My favorite picture of my Dad is of him in his christening gown and button up shoes. I still have the shoes. So cool.
    The Duchess

  8. Connie, whatever you did, I can't find it. Wonderful photo, and good post about days gone by. You are so fortunate to have your mom around. Mine died when she was 69. Happy birthday, mom!

  9. Having the photos to be able to see how people looked and things change are amazing! I love to look at your old photo's!

  10. Hi Connie, You did a great job on the photo; it looks perfect to me. Please give my best wishes to your Mom! Those clothes in that photo are so pretty. Thanks for sharing another great photo and story.

  11. Great job fixing up that photo.... Happy Birthday M !

  12. Crease? What crease? You don't mean the ones between my eyes, do you? ;-)

    Love this photo - both kids are adorable.. and I had to giggle a bit at those knickerbockers. Glorious!

  13. "Happy Birthday" greetings to your mom.
    What an adorable picture.

  14. That is a beautiful photo --
    we have bunches of them from the late 1800s and early 1900s - of kids we have no idea who they are! My grandmothers older half-sister was married to a photographer, so she had oodles and oodles of photos

    Reminds me I need to write names on the backs of all the ones we saved over the years. (don't look forward to that. makes me tired to think about it)

    (not to mention late Aunt Pat's slides... what do we do with those?)


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