Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday

Friday, November 11, 2011


A year ago a student made this graphic display of his classmates of 2010.  The faces really are not much different than the past except the clothing has changed and the modern problems are different too.

The faces really do look the same as you view the ones of the 60's and the 30's. A cousin's little girl sits with a smile while my Aunt Doris stands straight with her great looking dress.  My parents are dressed in their morning everyday clothes ready to start the day in our old farmhouse.

More faces from the classes that my mom taught while she was in her late teens early twenties.  The years of teaching started in 1937 and as you can see the faces seem the same.  They could be modern people today even though the form of the picture tells us otherwise.

People who wanted a memory of themselves and the event in their lives hold themselves so still for the camera for it to capture their image.

My grandmother Brooks was so proud of all her things that she made to sell.  This is as close to a smile that she ever put out for a camera.

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Bob Scotney said...

Faces capture how people look(ed) but it's the words that accompany them that tell us about them and how they felt - even if we have to guess a bit.
Your grandmother Brooks exudes a quiet confidence and shows her satisfaction.

Kristin said...

You're right, the faces stay the same even while hair and clothes change. I thought your grandmother had a real smile there. She made a lot of stuff.

Postcardy said...

The piles of photos made me think of time marching on, both in general and like this song:

Little Nell said...

So true Larry. How often do we say that the people in photos from the past could be the ones walking by us in the street today? A very thought-provoking post!

Christine H. said...

That's a great smile by Grandma Brooks. I think I would have liked her.

Alan Burnett said...

Larry I was anxiously watching the Linky list all weekend in the hope that you would post this week. You have been such a inventive and enthusiastic contributor since the very beginning. Thanks for your support and thanks for all those wonderful sepia posts.

barbara and nancy said...

I love people like your Grandma Brooks. It's people like her who have kept our craft book business going for so long. I hope she sold all her cute little creations.