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rob333 (zone 7a)

It's been done before, and I never really have anything. My ex-fiance's current wife sent me pictures. Talk about another lifetime ago... This is my mom probably right about the age I am now.



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Lucille

Me at my grandparent's house in the summer, holding a frog I had caught at the brook (safely released back to the brook after the photo).

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Rose Pekelnicky

My baby picture.


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Cherryfizz

My Great Grandfather was from a long line of Hat Manufacturer's in Hooley Hill, Audenshaw, England. My Great Grandfather at the back, my Grandfather on the left looking down at a hat. Other men are his Uncles. I think the picture was taken around 1910 or a bit earlier.

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bob_cville

My maternal grandmother

From the caption the second one here is my maternal grandmother


My parents early in their life together.


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Lars

Family portrait from 1940. My father is in this photo, and he was 16 at the time, second row from the top, third from the left. Photo was taken at my grandfather's sister's house.

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functionthenlook

Maternal grandparents. Date unknown.



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Jasdip

My Nan and Grandpa


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Jasdip

And me. I'm in here somewhere in this one-room school.


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marilyn_c

I lost all of my photos in the flood following Hurricane Harvey. I like to make that distinction, because the hurricane actually did no damage. It went inland, turned around and stalled out....the resulting rain, over 50 inches is what caused the flooding where we lived. Anyway, these are on FB, so I have them. You may have seen them before.

This is my dad and I made in one of those photo booths, February, 1958. I was 11 yrs old and he was 54. We were attending the Houston Livestock Show.

This is me and a friend's son, made in 1979. Hard to imagine he is a grandfather now. I was 33 yrs old. He was 12.

This is Jody when he was 16. The year we started dating. His parents were dead and he was on his own for the most part. He quit school and bought a shrimp boat. He had started running a boat in the summers when he was 14. (He was old beyond his years).



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Michele

Really great photos. Treasures.

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nickel_kg

Two from 1929. My DH's paternal grandmother was a teacher in a coal camp. Aunt (her daughter) said her mother got fired from this job because she danced the Charleston on her desk after dismissing school for the year.



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Alisande

My paternal grandparents in the 1890s. They were opera singers.

My grandfather's on the right; my grandmother's on the floor. :-)

My dad was an avid photographer, and I'm grateful to have many pictures of my mom. She died when I was 9.


And these were family friends, not relatives, but I think it's amusing how different people dressed for the beach in the 1940s.


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maire_cate

My paternal great grandparents who immigrated from Ireland. I wish I knew when and where the photo was taken. They moved around PA following work in the coal mines. Judging from their age I'm guessing this was taken when they lived in Sugar Notch, PA. I found this in my grandmother's photo album after she passed away.

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nicole___

My grandmothers passport photo.

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Judy Good

My great grandparents. This is John B Riemersma.

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stacey_mb

I just love all these photos. Thank you so much to everyone who posted.

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roxsol


My dad, England 1940



My MIL, Canada 1935

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Annie Deighnaugh

This was me... I swear I look like a hamster with cheeks full of seeds!

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lgmd_gaz

Four of my Dad's siblings are in this 1904 picture. I have no idea who is who. It was a one rom school house next door to where the family lived. Enlarge the pic and look at all those sober faces. How on earth did this teacher manage these 66 kids?


I think I have posted this before... me posing on 'the family cannon', 1942


My Dad's high school graduating class in 1926. He is the first one on the left, middle row.



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Michele

Paternal grandparents. They were 19 and 16. Their wedding day

This is a while later. They had four more after this. My father is the blond haired little one in the middle

Here’s my maternal side. That’s my mom in front with the flower.

Here’s my mom after they settled in NYC. My oldest brother was six when he died. I was born about six years after this photo was taken in Central Park.

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kathyg_in_mi

My Mom second from left standing on running board.

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sjerin

I love looking at all your pictures! Has everyone who posted scanned all their old photos onto the computer? What a big job.

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kanooka

nicole___

I made an attempt to lighten the photo of your Grandmother's passport photo....we can now see a bit of detail....a very distinguished lady..... :))



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rob333 (zone 7a)

I love them all. I have a better sense now of why we do this. I'm enjoying sharing your history... I feel more connected to my mom now

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Rusty again

My Mom and Dad, circa early 1920's.


Rusty

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nickel_kg

What a handsome couple, Rusty! I enjoy seeing what people wore, how they styled their hair, their surroundings, "way back when". Your folks would fit in today at any dressed up occasion, more than many pictures from a hundred years ago. Interesting.

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HU-178658043

My Aunt Mary Lois in the Navy during WWII.


DW being studious, c1957.


My Grandparents' wedding day. c.1915



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Alisande

These are all wonderful! Answering Sjerin's question, years ago I invested in a large scanner that handled prints as well as slides and negatives in various sizes, and embarked upon the massive project of digitizing his photographs. A big job indeed, but a labor of love.

Michele, where were your paternal grandparents from? So young--and so many children! I envy those who come from big families (Lars!). And with such blonde parents (my dad had blonde curls like your dad), I will assume you're a blonde. :-)

Rusty, your parents could have stepped out of a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The elegance of the 1920s!

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Michele

My family is from Bretagne. It’s in NW France. They all came from the same general area. My parents had to learn French in school. My father had very dark wavy hair as an adult. His mom had beautiful red hair. None of her 13 children had it. None of the numerous grandchildren. Two great-granddaughters do. Now with the birth of my own grandson, two GG grandsons are redheads.

I was blond as a child. It darkened in time, especially with my first pregnancy. I have three children.

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Annie Deighnaugh

lgmd, why is it, whenever I look at class photos like yours, I swear I recognize some of the kids!

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Ninapearl

my maternal grandparents at their 50th wedding anniversary. i would have been around 10 years old so this was 60ish years ago.




that's me sitting on the floor in the front row, far left.

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liira55

My family in 1967 when my parents and three older siblings became Canadian citizens. I’m the youngest with the bun in my hair.

My 3 kids in 1987 and now.

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b

These are wonderful photos. Enjoying them very much - esp. the stories to go with!

This is me on Christmas day, 1962, my younger sister is in the playpen. It's an old Polaroid, which is why it's so scratchy...



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caflowerluver

1961 4th grade class picture

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raee_gw zone 5b-6a Ohio


My maternal grandparents, 1917; I believe this is their wedding photo. They were from deep in Appalachian KY.

My dad and uncle lived at an orphan home from the ages of 11 and 9 respectively. These are the boys in their cottage with the house mother. The facility is now a residential behavior treatment center, and some of the cottages are still in use (although this one was torn down recently to make room for something else).

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roxsol

carol, I received a springy horse for Christmas, too! The first picture is of me sitting on my dad’s lap learning about sharing my presents with my older sister. (Please excuse the exhibitionist doll on the floor)

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This picture is of my sister saying “mission accomplished.”

My dad was a very patient man.

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jrb451

My Father (lower left) and bomber crew, South Pacific, 1944.


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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b

Haha, roxsol - that horse looks more your size than your sister's 😀

And just look at all those handsome young military men!

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Ded tired

I love these pictures. Marilyn C, you are gorgeous and Jody was a hunk.,I can see why you fell for him, and he for you.


Heres my mother when she was about 20 and another of my great grandmother holding baby me with my older sister alongside.




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Jasdip

Mom and Dad. She was so deliriously happy, but their marriage feel apart very soon. I was 21 months old and my brother was 3 months old when she made the decision to leave him.


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joann_fl


That's my Dad, back in the day.

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jim_1 (Zone 9A)

My parents on their wedding day in 1942. Ceremony in my maternal grandmother's home. My maternal grandfather grew gladiolus commercially.

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lulu bella

Thank you all for sharing. These are just treasures and I have so enjoyed looking at each and every one of them.

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SEA SEA

How nice see all these family photos. Thank you to all for sharing. So nice.

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Rusty again

Nickel_kg, thank you.

Allisande, "the elegance of the 1920's", Yes, Chicago, . . . . .the roaring '20s, . . . . .Flappers, . . . . . ..Speakeasies, . . . . . . Prohibition, . . . . . .the Depression,. . . . . .WWII. They experienced it all. Which is why we ended up on a farm in Michigan. My Dad fought in WWI, in Germany, so he was basically unemployable. By 1940 there were three of us kids, and the stories they told of what it took to feed us and keep the family warm in the winter! Dad said he, (a trained architect,) decided to buy a farm and become a farmer so his family would never have to go hungry again.

And we didn’t! We may have been poor, but we always had enough to eat, and we were always warm (enough) in the winter!

Rusty

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katlan

My grandfather on my mothers side. PapPap O'Rourke. He was born in 1896. This was his WWI pic. Don't know exact date, some time between 1914-1918.


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katlan

My dad on the left and His dad on the right. WWII, both were in it. Taken either 1944 or 1945.


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spswash

Taken in Odessa, Russia, around 1890. Little boy in front is my father, handsome man top row, is my grandfather and woman with her arm on my father is his grandmother. Almost all of the descendants bare a striking resemblances - even to this day. The family name is Pinchev.


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Alisande

This was taken in the late 1890s. The baby is my dad's cousin Peggy, whom I knew well and loved much later. As a child I used to watch her hook rugs from old woolen clothing, and when she died I inherited her rug hooking equipment, some of which I still use today.

I'd love to know who the woman is. She has those round, light blue eyes I've seen repeated in my family, so I think she must be a Campbell. Peggy's mother was Margaret Campbell, but this woman doesn't look like her. I don't think. And she doesn't look like Margaret's mother, but I'm not 100% certain about that either.


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C Marlin

I love these pictures. Of course I don't know the people, but I also love seeing the clothes and background.

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schoolhouse_gwagain

Katlan, I have a photo of my great uncle in his WWI uniform. Remember when someone posted that Heritage site where you could animate people in old photos? I tried it with my grt.Uncle's, and it was fascinating! He was one handsome devil. The animation was amazing, almost startling.


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Alisande

Happy to say I found out who the woman is in the portrait with the baby. Not surprisingly, it's Margaret, the baby Peggy's mother. I found a picture of her at a much younger age, and it was clearly the same woman. Same eyes, ears, lips, and that very pronounced dent between the upper lip and the nose. I looked up the name of it this morning, but now I can't remember. :-)

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b

Philtrum, I believe...

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Alisande

Carol, you believe right! :-)

It turns out this picture, which I always thought was my great-aunt Margaret, is actually her sister, my great-aunt Anna. The third sister was my paternal grandmother (the singer). They were the daughters of Scottish immigrants. Here's Anna. My dad had her eyes--and so does my middle grandson!


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Lukki Irish

Wow, what an amazing thread!!! I could look at old pictures all day and never get bored. These are all fantastic!

I have a few to add that I’ve collected:

This is the family in 1966 before my youngest sister was born. My father had just returned from tour in Vietnam and we were celebrating. I’m the one saluting to the camera.


My Great Grandfather in front of the house my grandfather was born in. It’s in Maghera, Ireland.



My Maternal Grandmother along with my Mom, 7.5 months old. New York in 1932


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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b

I know what you mean about old photographs.

I have a shoebox filled with anonymous old photos - some that seem to go back to the 20s, none newer than the 1950s. I bought them many years ago at a flea market. They're fascinating, even though I have no idea who the people are. I always thought I would use them for art projects, but I could never bring myself to cut them up or alter them. I just like looking at them.

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