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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Vintage Photos

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:02 PM) : 

very stylish.... although not the most attractive.


Blogger m.j.f. said ... (4:11 PM) : 

nice socks kid


Blogger thesselle said ... (4:18 PM) : 

great mood picture


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:22 PM) : 

Well this is just an amazing photo. There is some sort of weird energy in it that makes it so fierce!


Blogger the outfit diaries said ... (4:32 PM) : 

There's something strange about this picture, could be the poster of an old cult movie


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:33 PM) : 

none of them look to happy & they all are looking in a different direction.


Anonymous mon sac by me said ... (4:34 PM) : 

Fantastic people !! Can be in a novel !!


Blogger HUMANITYISBEAUTIFUL said ... (4:40 PM) : 

dapper dons... so serious and stylish! j'adore :))) the little boy stole the show with the expression on his face and his perfectly styled shirt and socks :)


Blogger Natalie said ... (4:45 PM) : 

They have such unique faces. Love it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:16 PM) : 

Love what they're wearing in this picture. Would be nice to add little bit of info in idividuals in this photo.


Blogger Marcel Da Chump said ... (5:31 PM) : 

Royal exiles?


Blogger AGreekAbroad said ... (5:41 PM) : 

I love old photos like this. They are so ghostly...


Blogger Jennie Nguyen said ... (5:53 PM) : 

beautiful, i love black and white



Blogger Luisa said ... (6:11 PM) : 

great photo!

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Blogger Unknown said ... (6:30 PM) : 

the mood of these people is so deep and genuine! loving the boys attire!


Blogger Amira Rasool said ... (6:57 PM) : 

this photo is beautiful
I love seeing photos like this
they always tell so much about what was happening during the time
just by the style of dress, love your blog!


Blogger Jackii said ... (7:11 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:20 PM) : 

Wow! There's just something about this picture. The woman especially looks like she could step out of the frame.


Anonymous princessglee said ... (7:22 PM) : 

I look at her and I see Chloe Sevigny hiding in there somewhere.

They all look like serious ass kickers.


Blogger Hard Luck Hero said ... (8:27 PM) : 

Wow, amazing photograph. Such unique features on each subject. I love the kid's shirt and haircut and the way he's holding the neck of the woman.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:54 PM) : 

I love that kid's shirt - and that he has his dad's ears. I wish you would have included a caption with this.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:56 PM) : 

This group has a regal-ish air about them, very striking! The gentlman's nose is arresting. The nose is such a focal point in general and there don't seem to be as many distinct in this kind of way. (also think that dominant facial features either make or break a person's character - it's all in how you own it!)

Thank you for sharing this family.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:58 PM) : 

this hair part she's got going on, might need to be further explored as in a trial run. it's not one i've seen or noticed before.


Anonymous yaeHShon said ... (9:05 PM) : 

I think hair style have big proportion in VIintage style.


Blogger A Fox That Meows said ... (9:21 PM) : 

there is a real seriousness and mood to this picture it says bite me xx
♥ A fox that meows


Blogger Sandy said ... (9:45 PM) : 

I love vintage photos! It's always interesting to see what the styles were back then. And to see how blank and unsmiling people can be. I find it funny that they all don't smile. It makes me wonder who decided to smile in photos first.


Blogger SKINFLINT said ... (9:59 PM) : 

Beautiful. I love how each member of the family has their own style.. especially the clean-cut, yet quirky-styled kid.


Blogger Look Pretty. said ... (10:44 PM) : 

They seem so unhappy. Kind of a cool blast from the past though.


Anonymous all-in-the-silhouette said ... (11:04 PM) : 

Each one of them is focused on a different point, which is what makes the photo so wonderfully strange. That, and the fact that (I believe) sitters were told not to smile so that they could be completely still. Makes you wonder all the more who they really were in real life.


Blogger // Grumpy Cupcake said ... (12:39 AM) : 

Such a gorgeous photo. <3


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:54 AM) : 

There is something to be said for this photo for sure. The only thing perplexing to me is the attire of the boy, it seems out of place and not from the same time frame of the other two.


Blogger STYLE FILE: NYC said ... (1:36 AM) : 

Is there no history for this pic?! I must know, "who are these people?" Also, i agree with the comment on the intensity of the photo/subjects.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:57 AM) : 

Prince charles much....?!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:59 AM) : 

I like it! Beats the modern cheesy family portraits with Mum and Dad holding a dumb sign that says "and then there was four" or some daft thing. They look dignified and stylish, and not in a contrived way.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:06 AM) : 

Styley. Beats the modern family portraits with the daft signs where everyone is in grey tones or a white shirt. They look dignified and you can see a glimpse of their personalities.


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:11 AM) : 

Beautiful pic!


Blogger Sabina said ... (7:24 AM) : 

Wow, you gotta wonder what those stern expressions are about. Not your typical family photo.


Anonymous balthasar said ... (7:36 AM) : 




Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:50 AM) : 

Prince Charles?


Blogger MargaretBeth said ... (7:54 AM) : 

I bet the holidays are fun at their house!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:59 AM) : 

Wow. Looking in different directions; bored and fierce at the same time!

Interesting distraction from your normal pictures just radiating energy and happy.

But please bring back happy. Soon!


Blogger Anna said ... (8:34 AM) : 

The man looks like young Price Charles:)


Anonymous Dirk said ... (10:42 AM) : 

The picture shows my father with his parents, dated 1940.
My grandparents died both already during the 50's.

I think not to smile was normal in this times for a typical family portrait.(?)


Blogger opredeleno said ... (11:31 AM) : 

such a pretty and classy woman! She's very alluring and reeking with intelligence. I'm sure she was an avid reader!
Wonderful dress and hairstyle. The kid also has a special outfit.


Blogger sweet fashion affairs said ... (11:32 AM) : 

Wow. Okay, the thing about this photo what fascinates me is, the persons are truely themselves. They don´t to try to smile just for the fact making a picture. They are just as they feel like I think. And that´s something I like. To be honest and look how you feel.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:49 PM) : 

dirk where was this photo taken?


Blogger J.Ro said ... (4:00 PM) : 

This family takes their sartorial nature very seriously.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:55 PM) : 

absolutely fabulous photo. I am completely drawn in by that woman's gaze. The secrets she must know.


Blogger Lorraine Llavona said ... (8:33 PM) : 

This is a stunning photo...Love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:31 AM) : 

The guy looks like a cross between Prince Charles and Charles De Gaulle; the woman looks completely out of character for that dress; and the boy has a soup bowl haircut. Altogether a fascinating picture on many levels!


Blogger lollipop4598 said ... (2:43 AM) : 

The woman is very beautiful. Very stern. But then, I suppose smiling for photos wasn't typical yet. Actually, this looks better then a bunch of people smiling like idiots for no reason. I like it.


Anonymous ar deco engagement rings said ... (6:44 AM) : 

Again love the vintage photo!


Anonymous Rhys said ... (8:28 AM) : 

Very elegant family photograph!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:36 AM) : 

This is a trippy photo! Based on it one could write a novel. Either they've been persecuted by the Nazis or they are Nazis, it's so incredibly ambiguous and chock full of tense emotion.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:41 AM) : 

My guess is that they are Norwegian aristocrats and this photo was taken by the Germans when they kicked them off their grand estate in order to use it as a military office in the war. Any other guesses out there?


Blogger Daryl said ... (9:39 AM) : 

Such serious faces. The boy's shirt makes me think this is Greece .. but something about the man's face reminds me of the Mountbattens ... in any case its a photo that makes me want to know more about these people and what happened to them after this was snapped


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:30 AM) : 

the man looks like Reinhard Heydrich


Anonymous Edgar C. said ... (12:51 PM) : 

looks like a Modigliani portrait


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

Vivid photo. Would have liked some back story. Suppose I could make one up.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:32 PM) : 

What fabulous faces!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:24 PM) : 

Portrait photography had more character back then - due in large part to the fact that people didn't put on fake, forced smiles.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:45 PM) : 

Such definite style... Great portrait! I like the fact they're not grinning like loons, as people tend to be in too many other family portraits.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:33 AM) : 

Terribly shortsighted comments. There was a time when character was visible in a photograph instead of just silly suburban smiling faces, which are so boring. Unattractive? Comments on this blog are often pretty fluffy but that is incredibly unsophisticated. A good strong set of faces like that? Please try harder, this blog deserves better.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:23 AM) : 

stylish but creepy


Blogger MargaretBeth said ... (5:11 AM) : 

I don't know that I agree with a lot of comments that photos were better when people didn't smile.

Me? I enjoy the company of my family and tend to smile when I am with them. Ditto, with friends.

I also smile when I have a solo photo taken, because I am adorable.


Anonymous clarity enhanced diamonds said ... (6:46 AM) : 

Your photos are so lovely.


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

Fascinating photo. I love their faces and the details on the woman's blouse and the little boy's shirt.

Who are they? Where are they? They looked vaguely Russian to me.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:27 AM) : 

god damn that it one serious family


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:36 AM) : 

Startling photo!

The man's expression is menacing and dangerous and I'm certain the poor woman is thinking "Help us. My son and I have to get away from him!"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:28 AM) : 

I like how everyone was thin back then. It made for more interesting, angular faces.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:21 PM) : 

Umm hello can anyone else see where we draw our 'new' styles from... prarie tops on the kid, and the lady is sporting some fierce power shoulders!! not to mention the ever classic pinstripe.


Anonymous Maryanne said ... (12:34 AM) : 

the gent resembles Prince Charles when he was younger.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:46 AM) : 

This woman is not touching her son.I find that riveting.


Blogger Davidabl said ... (11:18 PM) : 

reply to Dirk (who said it was his father&grandparents) who wrote:

"I think not to smile was normal in this times for a typical family portrait.(?)"

Many or most upperclass brits and americans before WWII felt it was undignified to smile or "grin' in
formal portraits. Some of my own grandparents felt that way, and as a former photo restorer I can confirm that a helluva lot of those folks felt that way.


Blogger Nixe said ... (2:09 PM) : 

somehow the man looks like a young Prince Charles :D


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