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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Vintage Photos

This is a photo of my maternal grandparents, taken while they were dating in the late 1940's.

Comments on "Vintage Photos"


Anonymous Shervin nassi said ... (12:16 PM) : 

THIS IS SURREAL! love this foto and the beauty which radiates from it!


Blogger Catherine said ... (12:20 PM) : 

oh wow. <3 What a beautiful photo.


Blogger Jennifer Introvert said ... (12:20 PM) : 

so romantic modern and eternally young


Blogger Eline said ... (12:22 PM) : 

and a beautiful photo. (But I guess I always love vintage photos.)


Blogger GINGER FASHION MONSTERS said ... (12:22 PM) : 

This is such a cute photograph! I love that she is wearing trousers & the fact that she has turned them up.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:22 PM) : 

Klimt in the 1940's!


Blogger Lucy said ... (12:24 PM) : 



Anonymous s said ... (12:25 PM) : 



Blogger Ms. Falcon said ... (12:27 PM) : 

so cute... so gorgeous.


Blogger Celeste Hoang said ... (12:28 PM) : 

who knew matching outfits could be so romantic? :)


Blogger Kat said ... (12:33 PM) : 

they're darling. i love the matching sweaters, so cute and kitsch. i wish i was in my twenties in the forties..


Blogger danielle said ... (12:36 PM) : 

this is fantastic. love the matching sweaters.


Blogger Tina said ... (12:38 PM) : 

Matching sweaters! What a sweet shot....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:41 PM) : 

so beautiful!!


Anonymous Miss Healthy said ... (12:42 PM) : 

Beautyful picture!!


Blogger Claudia Fabiana said ... (12:45 PM) : 

I just hit the mother lode yesterday. I finally looked through some vintage photos of my husband's family from the 50's & 60's. They were slides that he just converted, and they're Koda-chrome, and so full of life. How do I post?


Blogger titi said ... (12:49 PM) : 

<3ly pic, <3 style! it's all about genetic! ;)


Anonymous Maya said ... (12:50 PM) : 

This is absolutely wonderful! I adore their matching clothes and how she is standing slightly on her toes to reach.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:53 PM) : 

Matching outfits? Too sweet for words....


Blogger Project Curve said ... (12:55 PM) : 

a special moment captured forever!


Blogger duckalicious said ... (12:57 PM) : 

so beautiful. extra points for the matching sweaters! =)


Anonymous Tal said ... (12:57 PM) : 

Amazing photo. makes me want to cry. in a good way. most romantic. and for one to be able to say - these are my grandparents makes me feel a bit old (i must admit :-)


Anonymous Conni, Denmark said ... (12:59 PM) : 

What a great picture, filled with love. Both the sweaters and the car are to die for today, if you ask me!


Blogger Kacie - With Love said ... (1:01 PM) : 

Love the matching sweaters! So silly and sweet.



Blogger LUU H. said ... (1:07 PM) : 

I wish I had old photos from the past too, I wish didn't lived far away from my grandparents. Urgh,be glad that you have your family past


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:08 PM) : 

why, they match!


Blogger caribbelle said ... (1:11 PM) : 

how sweet :). I love their matching looks, especially the proportions of the trousers to the more fitted sweaters!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:13 PM) : 

Cute ^_^


Blogger MELODEES said ... (1:17 PM) : 

The cutestthing ever!


Blogger Ben said ... (1:18 PM) : 

beautiful and romantic! simply lovely! <3


Blogger TheSecretCloset said ... (1:20 PM) : 

Love the matching sweaters!!! Just got back from the vintage world of the anita's fair...check the post on our blog


Blogger Luana said ... (1:22 PM) : 



Blogger Sandy Leonard Snaps said ... (1:25 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:31 PM) : 

the ultimate unisex! I love it!


Blogger Simplizers said ... (1:34 PM) : 

How passionate they are! I love the landscape. It looked so peaceful. Were they wearing the same shirts and the same jeans. I love the grandmother's jean very much.


Anonymous Marcela said ... (1:37 PM) : 

The matching outfits! Perfection.


Anonymous Lou said ... (1:41 PM) : 

wow.. i love this image so much.
their cute matching outfits and the way they embraced and kissed each other make my heart so warm.
this is my favorite vintage photo so far<3<3<3


Blogger Kesi said ... (1:48 PM) : 

so heartwarming.


Anonymous Addy said ... (1:52 PM) : 

very nice!


Blogger the outfit diaries said ... (1:52 PM) : 

matching sweaters, how cute!


Blogger CHR said ... (1:53 PM) : 

I love vintage photos!!


Blogger Sarah Dee said ... (1:55 PM) : 

The matching sweaters just makes this picture so much cuter. What an beautiful photo.

<3 Sarah


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:56 PM) : 

Beautiful picture! :-)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:56 PM) : 



Blogger Elisa said ... (1:58 PM) : 

same jersey! so cute!

btw, love the vintage photo entries, it just awakes some sort of sad happines or nostalgia in me, makes me feel great
thank you!


Blogger Lex said ... (2:07 PM) : 

So sweet! Young lovers in matching sweaters!


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

love the picture! so cute, they are almost wearing the same outfit


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:16 PM) : 

Adorable! I love the matching holiday sweaters. And this looks like a romantic road trip.

This looks like a good example of the more casual, young person's 1940's style that we don't get to see very often in fashion references to this time period.


Blogger a girl said ... (2:22 PM) : 

aw how cute, they match!


Anonymous SarahV said ... (2:30 PM) : 

I love the vests!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:33 PM) : 

racy! that was hot stuff for that time! and on a fashion note, digging the his and hers sweaters and beautiful dungarees.

thank you for sharing this!



Blogger Noralia Ayu said ... (2:36 PM) : 

love this picture so much.......


Anonymous March and Fight said ... (2:38 PM) : 

I like the mach of their sweaters! Maybe you know the story of this match?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:39 PM) : 

J'adore le leur look, et tout particulièrement la jeune femme!


Blogger Евгения (Alfa4bravo) said ... (2:50 PM) : 

Wow! It's great! I just love retro!


Blogger Milica said ... (2:52 PM) : 

So cute that they are wearing matching sweaters!


Blogger Suzanne said ... (3:00 PM) : 

A beautiful picture that makes me ask lots of questions.It looks like they have matching jumpers, I wonder who knitted them and what time of year it was? They look like reindeer, mabe it was the Christmas holidays. Love her turn ups.


Anonymous Mary said ... (3:06 PM) : 

Wow... love it!


Anonymous Foteini P. said ... (3:12 PM) : 

Instant love <3 <3 <3 !!!!!!!!


Blogger erleichda said ... (3:18 PM) : 

they are wearing the same (really cool) clothes! I just love that! Thanks for sharing Beca : )


Blogger Gina A. said ... (3:21 PM) : 

Matching sweaters! Too cute :D

Love the vintage photo posts, very nice.

Gina xx


Blogger Roser Lou said ... (3:22 PM) : 

HOW CUTE!!! And also with the same sweater!!!

Besossss from Barcelona!


Blogger London is passion said ... (3:25 PM) : 

So cute!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:30 PM) : 

I'd kiss a man with pants and shoes that fit like that too.


Blogger Maia said ... (3:36 PM) : 

This is maybe the best thing ever.


Blogger April said ... (3:42 PM) : 

this is gorgeous!
I love vintage photos



Blogger April said ... (3:42 PM) : 

this is gorgeous!
I love vintage photos



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:46 PM) : 

passion is very much that kind of feeling... same shirt as a symbol of being one and the same
perfectly symbiotic :)


Blogger Carmen said ... (3:49 PM) : 

I love how they're embracing and also wearing matching outfits. ^_^ Even their shirts almost look like they have become one. Absolutely adorable!! <3 -Celeste


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:54 PM) : 

aren't we all?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:59 PM) : 

They are fabulous. What a wonderful picture!


Blogger Oli said ... (4:11 PM) : 

this is gorgeous.


Blogger Wallace Chapman said ... (4:19 PM) : 

such a cute photograph. are they matching sweaters? It's great seeing grandparents in a new light :) w


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:23 PM) : 

i love the pic! so pretty


Anonymous Bohemian Trends said ... (4:23 PM) : 

Loving their matching sweaters and her cuffs.


Blogger Country Girl said ... (4:46 PM) : 

My new fave on this site is vintage photos. Truly loved this one with the matching sweaters and blue jeans. Good stuff here, Beca.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:47 PM) : 



Blogger Andrea V. said ... (4:49 PM) : 

Beautiful photo! Thanks for sharing :)

xo//Andrea Marie


Anonymous ann said ... (5:01 PM) : 

matching pullover :) so cute!


Anonymous Jay said ... (5:11 PM) : 

oh! this is so... heart touching. and the suiting sweaters... wish I was in love like that, and would love to have the cloths as well. it looks like a painting by Chagall... oh!


Blogger Christelle Jouvel said ... (5:17 PM) : 

ooooh! they seem so in love.... gorgeous!


Blogger Agni said ... (5:22 PM) : 

It is so sweet - they are even dressed same way :)


Blogger oneofthepossums said ... (5:22 PM) : 

oh i'd love some of those trousers she's sporting.


Anonymous mon sac by me said ... (5:33 PM) : 

True Love........same sweater !!! that"s Love !


Blogger sweet fashion affairs said ... (5:36 PM) : 

Love is in the air. And the Oldtimer makes it more romatic.


Blogger Mendozy said ... (6:26 PM) : 

This is one of the most beautiful photos I think I've ever seen. Odd, as I'm not usually a fan of "his 'n' hers" fashion but, oh, you can just feel the love radiating from the picture.


Blogger Alecks Freitas said ... (6:42 PM) : 

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Blogger Kate said ... (6:48 PM) : 

So romantic and cute!

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Blogger Sharyn said ... (6:50 PM) : 

oh my word I do so live this picture.


Blogger Roberto Pires said ... (6:58 PM) : 

UNISSEX at 40s!!! I loved it!


Blogger k baergen said ... (7:35 PM) : 

how great are her pants & loafer?!


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:41 PM) : 

so sweet..looks like a scene from classic movie!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:18 PM) : 

such a great photo! the attire and the emotion -- beautiful!


Blogger izzit said ... (8:19 PM) : 

The first time I've ever thought matching sweaters looked cool! rebellious back then - go grandma!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:21 PM) : 

usually not a fan of couples matching but this pic gorgeous pic is the one exception! i love that she's wearing the jeans you'd expect him to be in, and vice versa!!


Blogger Jeff_B said ... (8:32 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:43 PM) : 

this is so wonderful! love it


Anonymous Maddie said ... (9:35 PM) : 

So beautiful! I love it!


Anonymous all-in-the-silhouette said ... (9:38 PM) : 

You can see they were a good fit. ;-)

So lovely.


Blogger estela.pereira said ... (9:45 PM) : 

This is so romantic!!! They even match their clothes<3 It makes me believe in love again:)


Blogger Evan said ... (10:28 PM) : 

Classic Amore!!!


Anonymous Darlene said ... (10:34 PM) : 

I love it ... special times.


Blogger Michelle said ... (10:48 PM) : 

I absolutely love this. It makes me so happy. The sweetness of it, with their matching outfits, but also the passion...look at that embrace! Just gorgeous.


Anonymous latrenia bryant said ... (10:50 PM) : 

love vintage! :)


Blogger Sool said ... (11:20 PM) : 

SO cute the matching sweters!


Blogger childofgod said ... (11:21 PM) : 

Wow, sometimes I wish that I was born then



Blogger Lovers, Saints & Sailors said ... (11:47 PM) : 

Oh! Matching sweaters and everything! What an absolutely beautiful photograph.


Blogger Times Squarian said ... (11:54 PM) : 

I love the matching sweaters and how tight he's holding her. Beautiful.


Blogger Em-Jae said ... (12:01 AM) : 

Positively magical :]


Blogger MuseElle said ... (12:11 AM) : 

That's such a nostaglic photos and bring warmth to my heart like the sweater they're wearing. haha! My love for big chunky sweater sigh lol



Blogger Littlest Owl said ... (12:51 AM) : 

THEY ARE MATCHING! Ive always wanted to find a way to match with my lovey without being cheesy and the sweaters they are wearing AH Im in love!


Anonymous Claire M. said ... (1:36 AM) : 

I love the vintage photo :)

Claire M.


Blogger tegan_ashley said ... (2:08 AM) : 

The photo is amazing. I love vintage photos!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:15 AM) : 


Love their outfits, too, esp the fits of the jeans.


Blogger Marta Flotats said ... (2:23 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:47 AM) : 

m...m... this one worths a thousand and one.


Blogger 1001 LOVELY THINGS said ... (3:35 AM) : 

ooohhh... nice photo. They seem so in love of each other. It's very beautiful.



Anonymous roelien said ... (4:52 AM) : 

looks like they were a happy, likeminded couple. very bridget jones, these reindeer and holly leaves jumpers. i wish they'd make jeans like that now!


Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (4:57 AM) : 

love vintage photos, they're full of memories!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:06 AM) : 

Meaby they didn't known, but they lived in that moment a special sense of happyness and good axpectation for the future...
Now, after so many years,I feel that was the moment..that one!!!!
I really love this precious photo!!


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:14 AM) : 

So cute this pic! We can see perfectly that the true love exists!
Love, Elle


Blogger Michelle Lee said ... (6:33 AM) : 

matching outfit right? amazing
so romantic!


Anonymous vanessa said ... (6:38 AM) : 

beautiful <3


Anonymous Elosyia said ... (6:40 AM) : 

So romantic, they seem so in love. J'adore !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:46 AM) : 

I love it when couples wear the same dresses for male and female. I think it s a statement that means "I love you", "I want to be like you"..
very nice&super sweet!
ps. and what a passionate kiss, really seems out of a movie!


Blogger Lyosha Varezhkina said ... (7:08 AM) : 

oh, my! what a gorgeous photo! I love the matchy-matchy outfits for romantic photos. And i loooove how the pants work together. I'm so happy, I saw this photo here!


Blogger Carolina Ó i Ó ai said ... (7:31 AM) : 

this is the best photo in the whole " vintage photos " thing :D


Blogger annie said ... (7:32 AM) : 

This is so timeless. Lovely moment, how lucky we are that it was captured!



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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:32 AM) : 

adore. thank you so much for sharing


Anonymous IS THIS IT? models review said ... (8:44 AM) : 

Awww... and the matching sweaters are simply great!


Anonymous antique engagement rings said ... (8:51 AM) : 

We just love vintage...!


Blogger JudyMac said ... (9:18 AM) : 

Believe me, those jeans when new were stiff as boards. It took many, many washings to get them soft enough to be really comfortable. And they came in only one length (and one shape), so if you wanted them shorter, the alternative was to roll them up. Denim has come a long way, baby. "Windbreakers" were popular in the 50's and my boyfriend and I had matching white ones.


Anonymous Aja said ... (9:31 AM) : 

it is so great that you have collected and saved such a pictures. save them for future. they will be valuable. ;)


Blogger Marcel Da Chump said ... (9:32 AM) : 

vintage love


Anonymous Federica said ... (9:35 AM) : 

bellissima !


Anonymous Bill said ... (9:58 AM) : 

Great style!


Anonymous naftali said ... (9:59 AM) : 

Vintage perfecton.


Anonymous proletarian Great Gatsby said ... (10:04 AM) : 

Lovely,tender,great picture.Congratulations.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:21 AM) : 

same sweaters?

now, that's what I call love.


Anonymous marce said ... (10:23 AM) : 

I love it!!! this is a beatiful picture...


Anonymous Lauren said ... (10:28 AM) : 

What a great photo. I really love their baggy trousers and the way she has cuffed hers.

The Styleseer


Blogger Gabrielle Lemoine said ... (11:31 AM) : 

Love the matching sweaters. A perfect moment lives on in this photo. And there's so much to look at!


Anonymous Hana said ... (11:37 AM) : 

J'adore <3


Blogger Emy said ... (12:18 PM) : 

How adorable are their matching sweaters, and such a passionate kiss. Seems like good times!


Anonymous Deb Van said ... (12:29 PM) : 

What a beautiful photo! I hope you've got it hanging in your home.


Blogger Morag said ... (1:00 PM) : 

Women had been liberated by the war. I bet it was such a thrill and still quite rebellious for a woman to dress in such an overtly masculine style...and yet she looks so feminine and fun.


Blogger "Guppy" Honaker said ... (2:13 PM) : 

It has been months since I have visited this blog. Good to be back!

I love this picture of your maternal grandparents - I have many of mine as well, and they always warm my heart. Mine were older, so I have a picture of them on their honeymoon leaning against their Model-T car!

Worked for years as a Genealogist and it was always fun to bring people closer to their ancestors and their family history.

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Blogger elisa said ... (2:28 PM) : 

Timeless love and style.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:42 PM) : 

They seem to fit so beautifully into one another, like nothing could come between them. Like it was just another moment in the rest of their lives.
...something we may have slightly lost touch with in this day and age...


Anonymous princessglee said ... (3:30 PM) : 

What a treasure to have a picture like that...and to know the people in it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:07 PM) : 

This photo conveys such intensity: I want to know more. Was theirs a happy marriage? What did they do? What sorts of people were they? How did their intensity influence their children and grandchildren? A picture tells a thousand questions, too!


Anonymous Carla said ... (6:58 PM) : 

Perfect picture!


Blogger Anastasia said ... (8:51 PM) : 

sweet - love love the matching sweaters!!


Anonymous Caro said ... (8:55 PM) : 

This is absolutely beautiful. There is so much passion between them. I love the car and their matching sweaters too.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:51 PM) : 

I have my grandmother's 1940s knitting pattern books and they're full of his and hers sweaters but this is the first time I've ever seen them for real. I bet she knitted them - he must have really loved her. I want to know who took this wild picture - were they instructed?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:08 PM) : 

Simply gorgeous.


Blogger iloveveganfood said ... (10:47 PM) : 

I like how they are wearing the same shirt!


Anonymous Niacinamide Acne said ... (3:54 AM) : 

The black and white them of the photo really brings life to it!


Anonymous INES said ... (4:46 AM) : 



Anonymous Philippine said ... (5:51 AM) : 

forever young, forever in love, wow.


Anonymous Survey Tool.j_ann said ... (5:59 AM) : 

i thought during the old days people are conservative? hmmmm:)


Blogger Girlonamission said ... (10:30 AM) : 

There so cute! I makes me believe in love again :D


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:23 AM) : 

Can't tell you how much I love this photo :)


Anonymous Julie Lardner said ... (8:16 PM) : 

SO... it's in the jeans... I'm mean genes.



Blogger The Art of Being Fashionable said ... (11:26 PM) : 

love this picture.. you can really feel the emotion through it.



Blogger iga said ... (3:59 AM) : 

i think this photo like a Gustav Klimt's paint.
i like so much.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:20 PM) : 

romantic and beautiful.........if only we could get dungarees like that today....


Blogger Eric said ... (6:50 AM) : 

Nice click..this is truly a romantic picture where this couple in love.
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Blogger Linka A Odom said ... (10:31 AM) : 

Soooooo beautiful!!!


Blogger Beca said ... (8:09 AM) : 

thanks for all the nice comments! this photo is a small 3x5 size, and there are about 3 more in this series of photos taken this day. i will call my grandmother today and find out the story behind the sweaters. we actually still have the sweaters in a box in storage. i should get them out and take a picture of them now. they are a mustard yellow color with brown reindeer if i remember right.

funny that everyone talks about the love they see in this pic. before my grandfather passed away almost 13 years ago, i never saw my grandparents kiss or show any affection. that is what makes this photo so interesting to me. they must have been in love at some point. they were married for over 45 years and had 6 children, numerous grandchildren and now great-grandchildren. my grandmother is still alive and well, celebrating her 80th birthday this year. she still has her hair dark brown and doesn't look a day over 65.

i'll get the details of this shot, sweater info, who took it, where it was taken, etc and post back to the comments. :)


Blogger Beca said ... (10:10 AM) : 

called my grandma and she said she had bought these matching sweaters at a local department store in east wisconsin, prangie's, while they were dating. she said she did not buy them for any special reason, just for fun. she said they were very heavy and quite expensive on her salary. she could not remember where this was taken, but they were dating during this time. they were married in 1949. and she said she wore her dungarees quite often, but always cuffed. (she said nowadays we like our pants dragging in the dirt) she also said this is what they did while out on double dates, dress up and take pictures of each other. i wish she still had the camera :)


Blogger Katya said ... (3:29 PM) : 

This is just so precious!!


Blogger flowercake said ... (8:14 PM) : 

there love for eachother is just radiating from the picture


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:11 PM) : 



Blogger Laura La France said ... (8:31 PM) : 

This picture is fantastic.


Blogger Ahka Vintage said ... (9:52 AM) : 

Gorgeous! Heart the matching knits!

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Blogger Doortje said ... (2:00 PM) : 

nice sweaters.


Blogger Joseph said ... (10:12 AM) : 

Oh fantastic dating in the early days of 1940's. Great couple dude.... Love to see the people making love in early days too.
-romantic pictures


Anonymous Sam said ... (10:24 PM) : 

The matching outfits! Perfection and beauty .


Blogger Wang's Factory said ... (3:54 AM) : 

Gorgeous! Aren't they sweet?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:11 AM) : 

This photo is so beautiful, it makes me want to cry! (OK, maybe I am a little bit!)


Blogger lamtime said ... (3:36 PM) : 

This is so lucky to have such a sweet, fun and romantic image of your grandparents!


Blogger Sienna Lee said ... (1:19 PM) : 



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