Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
There was Betty, (she is wearing the dark vest in the photo and she is almost 100 years young!) she was married in 1929. Her memory of her wedding day was how beautiful it was, the outdoor event, the lovely flowers......BUT, when it was all over and the excited bride and groom went upstairs (the floor above her parents home) to their new apartment after the reception, they suddenly realized they had forgotten one thing...they had forgotten to get a bed! So she had to go to her parents home and he went to his parents home on their wedding night! The next day they went to New York, and she said: "That is where we really started our life together" They were happily married 63 years.
Then there was the man who wept as he told the story of his wife. (he is in the photograph) His name is Ray. He loved his wife and still misses her dearly, he cried as he looked at the photo..and we all were feeling soo very touched by his reaction until he said: "and now I get to be here and meet all the single ladies I want!" we all roared!
There was the woman that had been married 65 years and was married during the depression, feeling that 2 really could live cheaper than one..they fell in love and married as fast as they could!
So many beautiful stories..some of the residents brought photos..there were many tears..but mostly it was a great time... and they even served us all wedding cake!
Tonight, I have posted some wedding photos in my store (you will always find vintage wedding photos in my store) This is a wedding portrait that was done by a man in Michigan in the 1940s/50s, I acquired his estate a few months ago.
They are beautiful images...and I have alot..most are one of a kind..there are very few duplicates in this collection..and I try hard not to list any duplicates.. .. each are in excellent condition. The ladies today loved these photos..and wanted to try some of their hairstyles!!
Here is to great love! Happy memories...and beautiful photos!!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I have a large photo album of the family photos that I will be adding to ebay real soon...in this you are able to follow the story of the entire family..Helen, Pauline's daughter, ended up writing on just about every photo..documenting each one.
This photo looks so etheriel to me..and it is a cabinet photo...unique for these types of photos.
Hope you enjoy this glimpse of Pauline....
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
The begining of the blog....
I have often wanted to write about all the wonderful photos that I have come in contact with. It seems that an ebay listing doesn't give one enough time to really delve into some of the photos, and most of them just move on to different homes without a word. (not very nice to some of these beauties now is it?)
So as some of the images come out to make their public debut, I will be posting occassional comments on them..as well as "what to do with all these vintage photos" If you are anything like me, you have beautiful images all over and love to surround yourself with these works of art!
We encourage your comments and appreciate your imput.
If you click on the photo, you can find this in my ebay store..
Don't you love color tinted photos? They are sooo uniquely done...of course when the photographer didn't have much experience with color...wellm it can really be an OOPS(have you ever seen some of those orange faces out there?)...but when he did know how to work with color...well, it is nothing short of an image that appears just like a painting...love it!
This lovely gal..has the most beautiful colors. It was done by a photographer in Michigan circa 40s.
Oh...framed and in a room with pinks and purples ...how beautiful...
Enjoy the glimpse!