I’m making the assumption that the next two photos in my latest album purchase are wedding photos. And I think they are about 25 years apart.
The first is from around the 1890’s if the sleeves are anything to go by.
Early 90’s if you go by the hair. The gown is stunning!
There is a single name on the back.
I can’t quite make it out. Paine Gerret? Peirre Verret? I don’t think it is the name of either of the people on the front. Usually, when we write the name of the subjects we write everyone’s name…unless it is a large group like a class photo or hockey team. I know that when I have handed out school photos, I write the name of the person I intend to give it to so I can keep track of who got what in the handing out phase. I’m thinking that this is a possible reason for the single name.
Our next couple is from 1918.
I love it when the photos come with some solid information.
The next page in my cabinet card album is not what I personally want to see…an empty window and a 1950’s/60’s woman.
Not my cup of tea but still pretty awesome!
The following page is better…for me!
The gent doesn’t do much for me. I just can’t get into men’s fashions. They all look the same to me so I can’t put a date on them.
But the woman! Look at her!
The hat says Edwardian era to me. The coat says she has money. The spats says she has style! I didn’t find much on the photographer (but neither did I put much effort into it).
Old photo albums are a joy to me. And the hoarder in me, loves to pick them up and gaze at the fashions and wonder about the lives. The next page I’m sharing from my last acquisition is an older couple and a younger girl.
Sorry about the blurry picture. I’m too lazy to redo that one.
The girl looks to be in her 20’s wearing 20’s styles. Not my thing. It doesn’t excite me much. The older couple is harder to peg.
My guess is an older woman’s take on Edwardian fashions. The black lace on that bodice is yummy! And the older dude is rocking that beard! Put a man bun on him and he would fit right into today’s styles!
After a speedy search on the internet, I found a few references to the photographer S Belle in Fraserville that implied he was working in the 19teens. Assuming those people did their research better than I did, we can say this may back up my theory on the date of the card.
The next couple of pages in the newest album are 1920’s and a nun. The 20’s aren’t my thing but I do appreciate them.
The nun caught my attention. My first nun photo!
I’d appreciate any input on the style of habit and possible years of the photo.
The nun’s name is written on the back.
Soeur Ste. Marie. Obviously French.
The last few weeks have been busy! My dog was sick (bring out the carpet cleaner sick), the out door heat has been oppressive for me and I finally got a position at work with more hours. It is pretty different from what I have been doing in the past few years so there is a bit of a learning curve.
But, things are settling a bit and it is time to write up a few posts about the cabinet card album I bought a few months back.
The next page over from the last post is this one. A faded family and an Edwardian woman.
The group is two men and two seated women. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to get a good photo of them.
Here is the Edwardian woman. She seems young. Love the skirt!
HAPPY CANADA DAY!
A few weeks ago, I went on a family outing for lunch in a small city north of Winnipeg. After a pleasant lunch, I convinced my clan to stop at a local antique shop. I saw many things I wanted to buy but I had to put it all back so I could afford a cabinet card album.
Unfortunately, there is some damage.
I’d like to fix it but I don’t want to make it worse so that will involve some research on my part.
The title page…
The first photo. Unfortunately, it is also in bad shape. Too much sun perhaps?
You can still make out the figures.
Mother and child. I can’t make out if it is a boy or a girl. Seems to be a fairly big child and I would think a boy would have been in pants by that size. I could be wrong. I wish I could make out more details on the dress and hat. That hat has some serious height!
Rest assured, there are better photos in this album, that I will share later on.
I have lots of things to share with you all. First, a completed project.
I have a friend at work that is expecting a baby. I will add this to my contributions for her baby shower.
Spring has sprung around here. I’m loving all the flowers. Late spring is my favorite time of year.
My sweet 4 legged baby loves spring too.
The baby ducks and geese are out now. So cute!
And now finally, something Victorian. Lottie gave me a cabinet card that I want to share with you. I love the detail on the “lapel”. I’m thinking beading and embroidery.
There is quite a bit of writing on the back of the card.
The clearest bit says…
Taken in May 1896.
The next clearest bit says…
With love and best wishes
What do you think the name says?
There is more writing on the bottom.
All I can make out is “…day I am…”
Can you make any of it out? Sure you can with such blurry photos.
Recently I received a couple of cabinet cards as a gift (thanks Lottie!) Based on what I can see of the bodice I’d guess this is an 80’s dress. The hair cut stumps me. Side part. Different. Bangs are not frizzy… different but I have seen it before. But if you look by the ears, it looks like the hair is cut, not pulled back. What do you think? An illusion because of the angle? A rebel? Did she cut and sell her hair to raise money for this AMAZING bodice/dress? Were they still shaving heads to battle fevers in the 80’s? Let’s hear your thoughts?
My third and final buy from last week was another ambrotype of a family unit.
It is pretty beat up. It doesn’t have the cover (if it had one.) The frame is dinged up to the point you almost can’t see that the Grecian key motif around it. I don’t know how to clean it up so that the picture is clearer. Is that hair on the mom’s shoulder (which might suggest 1870’s)? Is that a boy or girl baby?
For me, this is my best find because I don’t have many of these and this is the best one of the ones I have. I know there are ones in far better shape out there!
Hi guys! Just me wishing you a Happy Easter! Hope you are with loved ones!
Before I pop of to begin my weekend of eating and chocolate induced sugar highs, I wanted to share another find from…
…Mike’s General Store.
I think this is an ambrotype (anyone more knowledgeable are welcome to chime in). It is missing its frame but I liked the subjects.
I am assuming it is a mother with her children and family in the background. She is wearing an apron that seems a bit tattered and the location seems rustic (outdoors on dirt) but she has nice jewelry. The hair says 1880’s to me. I’d love to know their story. Maybe they are land owning farmers taking advantage of a travelling photographer who came by during a busy season?