torstai 21. helmikuuta 2013

Sepia Saturday 165

 
The theme image for Sepia Saturday 165 is a "Group Portrait of an Unknown Family".
These are my latest mystery photos  among my unidentified  families
 and I have them a lot :)
 
 Unknown mother with her baby in a wicker stroller
 and  a sweet boy holding her hand
About 1920?
 
Not in Astoria, Oregon...
...somewhere on the plains of Iowa?
 
 Then it's father's turn to push the baby..


.. or go sledding.
But there's no hills around.
 

These gentlemen came to visit by a car.
Is it a Ford 1920 :) 
( I know nothing about cars )
 


Fur coats keep ladies warm and in fashion.
 
These photos are from my great uncle's and aunt's photo collection and a mystery to me. Most of their photos are from Astoria, Oregon or Naselle, Washington, some are from Massachusetts. I think these photos were sent to them after their return to Finland, but from where and from whom....

 

More families identified or unidentified you'll find here.

21 kommenttia:

  1. Upeita valokuva-aarteita. Tuo auto on komea, genlemanien ja ladyjen tyylikkyydestä puhumattakaan.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Tyylikkäitä ovat, ehkä he ovat menossa sunnuntailounaalle keskustaan.

      Poista
  2. It's interesting that the 2 men are standing in front of the car and the 2 ladies are standing in the same exact spot. But what happened to the car?
    Nancy

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  3. I don't think I have any photos that come in pairs like yours! In the first pair mother holds the camera more straight than father did :)

    VastaaPoista
  4. Frozen In Time! :) You Have Some Mighty Strangers There!

    VastaaPoista
  5. I wondered where the car went too. Fine series of unknowns.

    VastaaPoista
  6. I LOVE, LOVE the wicker stroller! I have been wanting one for a long time! I am particularly interested in the houses in the background. They give a wonderful perspective.

    VastaaPoista
  7. Funny that the men stepped off the clean sidewalk into the snow with good shoes on, not even any boots!

    VastaaPoista
  8. I agree with Wendy, why were they standing in the snow rather than on the shoveled sidewalk? I wonder if the photographer told them to step back one step. Poor cold feet!

    VastaaPoista
  9. It's too bad that some of those people have telephone poles and trees growing out of their heads.

    VastaaPoista
  10. It's fun with photos showing everyday situations and life... But oh doesn't one wish they'd also written down who, when, where...!

    VastaaPoista
  11. A couple of these photos look like "use up the roll" shots. We had a lot of them..when people thought they weren't important enough to identify those in the picture. Or maybe it was unusual snowfall or unusually large snowfall and that's why they were standing in the snow instead of the sidewalk.

    VastaaPoista
  12. That rugged up baby is so cute!

    VastaaPoista
  13. What a sweet family. That snow looks messy.

    Kathy M.

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  14. I'll bet it looks a lot like that in Iowa and elsewhere on the plains this weekend.

    VastaaPoista
  15. These smart people obviously saw a 'photo opportunity' and as someone else said 'frozen in time' - how apt! I admire the wicker strollers too.

    VastaaPoista
  16. That sweet boy wasn't too sweet to stick out his tongue at the photographer.

    VastaaPoista
  17. I just love old photographs like these, they are informal enough to make you feel as though you have been invited into the family to meet all the relatives.

    VastaaPoista
  18. Looks cold in England the Box Brownie only came out when the sun shone

    VastaaPoista
  19. What fun photos, of who ever, but they all seem to be enjoying life.

    VastaaPoista
  20. Perhaps these photos were intended to make the folks back in Finland feel warmer? The spring thaw must occur earlier in America than Scandinavia. :-)

    VastaaPoista