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Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Friends, Vintage Photo Contest

Please find attached a photo of my grandfather and a friend from 1939. My grandfather, Sidney Foulkes, is in the dark polo neck on the left.
He sent this image to my grandmother just after they had begun courting and they had to wait till the end of the war till they were married
Here you can find my grandfather and some friends. He was born in 1908 ! in Valencia, Spain and later come to live in Barcelona.

He was from a country family but he always had a special sense to dress. I remember he looking himself at the mirror always before get out of home to have a walking with my brother and me. We think that these pictures are from around 1930 or before, because after that the things changed a lot in Spain because the civil war, etc..

This image comes from a collection of old photographs that belonged to my great-grandmother. It was taken sometime in the 1920s in a small country town in Australia. The subjects were family friends, most likely farmers or labourers with very little money. I particularly enjoy the individuality in the way they wear their hats.

Comments on "The Friends, Vintage Photo Contest"


Blogger Andrea said ... (2:08 PM) : 

Style really is in the genes!!!

Beautiful pictures.


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:09 PM) : 

I am in love with vintage photos, I was lucky to inherit a large box of vintage photos from around the world via 50's and everyone of them I cherish beyond words.. I have restored most of them as well. These have such personality. Love them! Love history!


Blogger Holly said ... (2:09 PM) : 

I love these old photographs, they make me feel incredibly nostalgic
Holly x


Blogger stylespotterfashionblogger said ... (2:13 PM) : 

owwww! These photos are great! The top men are very dashing! What a looker on the left! I absolutely love the hats in the bottom pic! Such style!


Anonymous Kinga said ... (2:16 PM) : 

I like them so much. In the first photo, the man on the right side is similar to the young Leonardo DiCaprio. :]


Blogger Beverly. said ... (2:22 PM) : 

More vintage amazingness. I really love these.


Anonymous Magsli said ... (2:25 PM) : 

These pictures are magnificent. I don't want this contest to end. A regular feature maybe?


Blogger Juli said ... (2:45 PM) : 

Good Lord, your grandfather was gorgeous!


Anonymous enrique said ... (2:55 PM) : 

The timelessness of the people's way of dress is something to behold.


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:04 PM) : 

Me ha sorprendido!


Blogger D said ... (3:10 PM) : 

i love this contestttttt. every picture and story has been incredible. keep them coming!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:39 PM) : 

This photo contest is brilliant idea.The stories and the photos are pure magic.Thank you so much Scott and all the people sharing!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:44 PM) : 

I am loving looking at all these vintage photos and the stories behind them.


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:27 PM) : 

So you have Spanish roots? How great Scott! That must be why you transmitt such a passion for life


Love from Spain (Madrid)


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:28 PM) : 

Adore these vintage photos you've posted in the last days...
I guess memories are the only thing close to immortality...


Anonymous Vicki said ... (4:32 PM) : 

All of these photos are wonderful! But I have to say I have a soft spot for the 'Aussie LarrikIns" I knew they were Australian before I read it - the tilt of the hats and the cheeky look in their eyes! I love this photo.


Blogger TheStreetFashion5xpro said ... (4:44 PM) : 

i love vintage pictures


Blogger Casey said ... (4:44 PM) : 

Isn't it interesting how elegant so many of the photos from the '30s are?
Just loving this series.


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (4:46 PM) : 

I love all these photos. The cuffed trousers are gorgeous. xo


Blogger Emma Hoareau said ... (5:01 PM) : 

these are great! i love that the photo itself is worn, you can see all that its been through as well as the story the photo brings


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:20 PM) : 

OMG, such moving beauty in all these pics... It seems there were a lot of serious, great STYLE before FASHION SYSTEM came out!
Ins't that paradoxical?


Blogger the style crusader said ... (5:48 PM) : 

wow, these photos are beautiful. what amazing stories behind them as well. just finished watching valkyrie and had me thinking about how incredible it is that people who are still alive actually lived through WWII and that monumental experience... having to wait until the end of the war to get married etc. what an incredible time. thanks for sharing these! xx


Anonymous Livvey said ... (5:49 PM) : 

I love the fob watches!


Blogger sherene said ... (6:01 PM) : 

Wow, the chap on the left in the first photo was absolutely dashing, nay? Really liking the individual styles in these photos...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:04 PM) : 

Your grandfather in the first photo is one good looking gentleman with great style! I'm sure your grandmother considered herself a lucky lady.


Blogger Anastasia said ... (7:45 PM) : 

very nolstagic indeed!
the top image reminds me of your work Scott...such a natural shot!
his black turtleneck adds so much to his outfit! love it!
love the 'happy go lucky' aussies on the bottom...
no photos from the 70's to share???


Blogger Style Realist said ... (7:49 PM) : 

there's something about people in vintage photos that seems so intrinsically stylish...


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (8:02 PM) : 

Great contest. Such incredible stories in each photograph. I can only hope our photos stand the test of time . . .


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:29 PM) : 

The first photo especially looks like something you could find on the pages of this blog today!


Anonymous groovergreen said ... (11:57 PM) : 

Damn, your ancestors were so good-looking! And what beautiful tailoring ... with hand-sewn details, I'm sure.


Blogger Jacob said ... (12:20 AM) : 

nothing can beat true vintage!


Anonymous Theresa said ... (3:18 AM) : 

Gorgeous - love the idea, allows us visual insight into the past - and timeless style, hope to see more!!


Blogger U-NI-TY said ... (4:44 AM) : 

Great pictures!


Anonymous vehap muja said ... (10:56 AM) : 

movies are made from looking at these pictures! great!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:13 PM) : 

Grandpa could be a male model in a current GQ edition!

Those gorgeous features and shining, coiffed hair. The ability to wear a turtleneck/blazer without looking like a turtle, the whole thing.

I don't blame that woman off to the side for staring.


Blogger Seth Dalby said ... (3:31 PM) : 

Such a great image. It would be worth restoring.


Anonymous Gino said ... (1:02 PM) : 

Super nice old pictures!


Blogger shona said ... (6:38 AM) : 

gosh! the men in the top photo are so devilishly handsome!


Anonymous Camilla said ... (10:15 AM) : 

These pictures are really amazing. Your grandfather carries great style. Style certainly runs in your family! It's so interesting to read about your photographies, the history behind them, and I really admire your work. I'm stunned!

Best wishes, Camilla


Blogger the twinset said ... (6:26 AM) : 

I love the blokes in the cocked hats! I have to agree, you can tell they are Australian by the twinkle in their eyes!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:51 PM) : 

wow, the guy on the top pic is something to look at.


Anonymous Gentleman's Gazette said ... (12:13 AM) : 

Great pictures - thanks for sharing! I find it particularly interesting that all men, not just your grandfather are wearing their vests buttoned all the way down. Today often times the vests are cut in a way so the bottom button cannot be fastened anymore...


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