Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sepia Saturday - Feb 22


Sepia Saturday

I'm posting at Sepia Saturday today. This week's challenge:


Sepia Saturday 216 - 22 February 2014 : Three men in suits, three men in hats, three men .

I'm going to focus on my maternal grandfather. He always wore a hat. This is him in 1930 holding my mother in Dublin. The only instance of what he looked like with hair. 


Fast forward to 1952 Dublin and he is holding me.




This is Montreal in December 1961.


I was hoping to post a photo of him holding his great-granddaughter, my niece, but it on my hard drive back in Toronto! 


12 comments:

  1. What else is in his hand, I can't quite make it out, but it's very interesting?

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  2. It almost looks like he's holding a large bird of some kind in that first picture, but I'm probably wrong. Too bad you didn't have access to a picture of your grandfather holding his great-granddaughter, but nice you do have the photo somewhere.

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  3. Fine photos. Could it be a stuffed parrot toy?

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  4. Looks like he's holding some kind of stuffed animal...love the two shots of him holding babies -- daughter and granddaughter. Nice.

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  5. It looks like a toy parrot or a monkey in his hand. Interesting to see the stippled finish to the rendering of the house walls, so many are painted smooth and white these days.

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  6. Great that you have that series of three photos down the generations, although we can't see the third one. Whatever the toy is, your mother seems oblivious to it!

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  7. I see where the thingie in his hand in the first shot has all baffled. With Mike saying a stuffed parrot I'm now thinking this was the inspiration for the dead parrot sketch by Monty Python. It certainly is a mystery.

    Special shot you being held by him.

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  8. That last photograph is a perfect shot for the date - everything about it seems to say the beginning of the 1960s.

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  9. I like looking back at pictures of my dad as a young man because he had beautiful hair, but as far back as I can remember he didn't have hair. He wasn't a hat wearer though, except for his tennis hat.

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  10. Looks like a toy he used to get your mother's attention for the photo perhaps?

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  11. Finding that 3rd picture would have been grand,
    but that 1961 picture is a fashion statement in itself.
    Your mother had quite a funny expression.
    I'll venture in saying perhaps it was a bit cold that day...

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  12. Enjoyed your pictures, good post!

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