Friday, September 27, 2013

Sepia Saturday - Sep 28


Sepia Saturday



196. This 1935 Insurance ad has plenty of possibilities to theme; the large bed , small boy, quilt, doctor's bag, toys. Take your pick.

Probably 1958 Baie Comeau Quebec Christmas morning.  We have a bed, quilt and some toys. I have no idea who the little girl in the middle is. She is not a cousin or family member.
I am guessing that since most of the people my parents socialized with in Baie Comeau were Irish, english or Scottish immigrants that her parents must have stayed overnight with us.

We got the desk and chair, rocking chair and our red  ballet cases that I can see in the photo.

13 comments:

  1. And is that a tiny piano in the box at your feet?

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  2. Oh what a fun photo this is! Good times and toys for all...the building set, or ? container looks like something I may have had.

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  3. Tinker Toys used to come in tall round containers like that one? Since you didn't mention the little piano as something you & your sister were hoping for, perhaps it belongs to the little gal in the middle. Would she have been a visiting cousin or playmate, perhaps?

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  4. I've never heard of ballet cases or seen ones like this before. Obviously I had a deprived childhood ;) I want to know more about that dog thing in the child's lap. I wonder if it was a cross between a soft toy and a pyjama case - they were popular things back in the day.

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  5. Great - a photo that leads to a challenge - to find out who the other little girl is!

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  6. A nice moment to remember. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. That's a lovely happy picture from your childhood. I haven't heard of tinker toys or ballet cases either, but then I didn't learn dancing as a child. I was sent to elocution instead, which was embarrassing because no one ever knew what it was! It's sweet that the girls look to be all wearing lemon yellow, and that there's a matching lemon quilt on the bed :-)

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  8. That canister in the middle reminded me of a badminton net and shuttle cocks that we received for chistmas one year?

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  9. I've always wondered what those round cases where. For children I can understand but for dolled up ladies (models?) never.

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  10. I believe I spy a box of tinker toys! I had forgotten about them.

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  11. I had never seen a ballet case.
    Where do you put the tutu?!?
    :D~
    HUGZ

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  12. I remember similar cases being used for little girls' travel and play. They were kind of mini versions of hat cases.

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