Friday, March 12, 2010

Family Photos {Paternal Grandmother}

I'd like to apologise once more because I have things to blog about but I've been a bit distracted these past few days so I thought I would at least bring you some more vintage family photos. These are of my paternal grandmother, whose name I'm fairly certain is Ivy. She died in the 1970s, long before I was born, and my dad doesn't talk about her a lot so I really don't know much about her except that she had expensive taste, which I seem to have inherited (I'm almost always drawn to the most expensive things, without knowing their prices.)

My Paternal Grandmother

My Paternal Grandmother

My Paternal Grandmother
I've been working on 'restoring' this one in Photoshop but I keep forgetting to do more work on it! There's one of her sister that was in terrible condition which will be a lot of fun to get right into one day.

I think my dad said she worked in a photography studio either doing hand-colouring or assisting. He isn't sure where these were done or by whom. I just adore hand-coloured photographs. These are all from the 1940s.

I (loosely) promise to get back to proper blogging soon if the distractions don't get in the way too much.

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

18 comments:

  1. What a beauty! She looks like she was a lot of fun too- I like the red lipstick in all the photos! Thanks for continuing to share these old family photos with us- they're so fun to see!

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  2. Erin - Thanks. =D I'm just so glad you are enjoying them!

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  3. oh, she was stunning and SO stylish! I've got that same expensive taste honing instinct, too ;)

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  4. These are really quite lovely and I can totally see how you look like her a bit too!!!!! I'm sorry you don't know much about her. Have you asked your father if he could open up more about what he did know of her life? One of my grandfathers died in 1977 but I hounded my mom with questions in my childhood to find out all about my grandparents. I'm a big snoop like that. . .that and I just love to learn about people. I just love these photos and her hairstyles. She was lovely!

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  5. I just love all her different earrings!

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  6. Those photos are amazing!! She reminds me of Judy Garland:)

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  7. nice photos! if you ever need help restoring that last photo.. let me know! it would be a breeze.

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  8. these are lovely! thanks for sharing :o)

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  9. Wow she was beautiful! I can see a bit of her in you as well!
    I have expensive tastes too, it's not very helpful when you can't afford all the things you want :)
    xx

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  10. oh my god, they're amazing andi!

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  11. She was such a beauty! And she looks stylish and funny all the same.

    About being "always drawn to the most expensive things, without knowing their prices", I know what you mean: I think someday we will find out it's because of some recessive gene that shows only in the double X chromosome: if my grandma, my mum and I were put into the largest store in the world, and asked to point the object we liked most, you can bet we would have sort the most expensive for sure (and, of course, if my dad, grandad or brothers were asked to do the same, they would probably have pointed the cheapest)!

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  12. i think choosing the most expensive objects has to do with quality. of course the most expensive isn't always the best, but in more expensive items you often find better materials, seams, cuts etc. (of course i am speaking from experience; i love how you get the shivers from just touching an exquisite silk dress, and so on).

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  13. Yes yes yes, your blog is just soooo wonderful and gives me a lot of energy!

    A footprint from Sweden by Agneta

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  14. She was Quite a beauty, and obviously a fashion plate. Loved seeng them

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  15. This is an amazing post. I have seen hand colored photos like this only on rare occasions. Always reminds me of vintage movies that were colored in later. These are beautiful!

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