Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Evening Photos-to-Share...(Updated)

A little revision here...Kathy (at http://oregongiftsofcomfortandjoy.blogspot.com/) suggested I add these photos to Sepia Saturday, so I decided I would!
Before doing this, I also added my "A Little Fur in the Paint" info to them, but as promised, if anyone wants to use them in something creative, just e-mail me at anne@octobermoondesigns.com and I will gladly send you the (large) files without that information on them. :^)
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I want to share some sweet images with you,

Feel free to use them however you wish, but if you share them, would you link back to me, pretty please? :)

This cute little fellow is my Mom's cousin Carl Collier, in the 1920s...it looks like he's on his way to mail a letter!

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These are both from the family album of a friend of my husband's family, from Cairo, Illinois.

He did not have children, and really had no family left.
He loved Nelson's family, and left many things to them; we wound up with these pretty cabinet card images from the 1880s...
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This is another Collier cousin...
Don't you want that fabulous rocking horse??

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And finally, just for smiles, I had to show you this card that was in some of my Daddy's photos from his college days at Mizzou...
Evidently, hitching a ride was not only not considered dangerous, it was encouraged!
The university had printed up these little cards for students to hand out...
This was probably from 1939-40.
How times have changed!
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Have a great weekend, all!
Anne

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28 comments:

Barbara F. said...

What great old photos, those children are precious. This friend must have felt good knowing he passed things down to your family. xo

NanaDiana said...

What wonderful, precious photos. It is nice to know that the gentlemen left those pictures in good hands. Thanks so much for sharing them with us here- Blessings- xo Diana

It's All Connected said...

Those are beautiful photos and, yes I would love to have that rocking horse! ~ Maureen

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

These are little gems. It is so interesting looking at old photographs. Cousin Carl looks to be taking his responsibility very seriously, as he sets off with letter in hand. I enjoyed looking at these, thanks for sharing.

Sacred Keep said...

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delightful thanks for the share
blessings

Kerin said...

Good Morning Anne!!
I was delighted to see these pictures on your blog today, and to read about their origins. What days those were!
Yes.. I'd love that rocking horse, and the bike, and the childrens clothes...etc :)

Thanks so much for sharing!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend to!!

{{hugs}}
Kerin

Patty Patterson said...

What sweet pictures! And yes - I'd love to have that rocking horse. It's adorable.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The old photos are so sweet. Thanks for sharing them.

missy said...

What wonderful old pictures..Keep them forever...

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Anne, these are precious! I would sign them though, because once they get out there nobody will know where they came from. We would love to have you join our Sepia Saturday group, if you would like to. Here is the link (you will probably have to copy and paste it into your browser though): http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com/

Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend,

Kathy M.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Your photos I just stunning!

MTWaggin said...

I love the old photos (and all of them). So glad you shared them and the stories behind them.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Anne, how funny you shared these items!! My sister in law just sent us some old family photos today. Love these old treasures.
The piece d'resistance--- hubby went to Mizzou!! Will share that with him!

Grammy Goodwill said...

Those photos are priceless. Times sure have changed, haven't they?

Lynne said...

I love old photos, the expressions, clothing, hair styles. So much to see. I am a postcard collector and they are such fun. I look for certain dates for sure plus I like certain designs, period. I enjoyed your pot . . .

Lynne said...

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Amanda said...

Hello Anne

I do love looking and old photos. They tell us so much. My grand-daughter enjoys that too and we sit down together talk about the photos and muse on what the people would have been like,what they did perhaps and everything else...its so much fun.

oh! yes and...I have a giveaway on the go at present Anne and its open to everyone....so that means everyone even my blogger friends over in the USA. Pop in when you can :-)

Amanda :-)

Susie said...

Anne, There was a time when my parents would never hesitate to pick up a service man. My brother Charles used to hitch hike home on leave too. I like to think of when our world was that trustworthy.xo, Susie

Katherine said...

Fantastic family photos! I love old memories of our families and yours are stunning! :) So much history and love!

Hugs,

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Wendy said...

What beautiful photos. I'm glad they went to a good home.

Little Nell said...

Wonderful photos, full of character.

Bead and Needle said...

I have a real weakness for the old photos...the fact that you know who these are make them just that much better. I brought a few back from vacation with me this summer, myself. Off to HI in a few - have a great week! XOXO Tanya

Susan D. said...

What gorgeous photos and you are so lucky to have them of family members. My favourite is the little boy and girl who look so happy - often in photos of this period they look so solemn.

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous selection of photos. Enchanting.

Judy Bigg said...

All of your images are beautiful. Love the effects on some of the pics. I'm going to show the inside of the Edwin Halliday house in Cairo next week.

Peter said...

A penny farthing tricycle... I've never seen one, until now. Beautiful pictures!

Cameron said...

A time when hitchhiking was encouraged....wow! I kinda wish I could live in that time a while, just to see if the good ol days really were better :)