Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Sepia Scenes Surround Steeltown Steubenville
Sepia often can mask the age of old, unrestored black and white photos.Which is why I have chosen these for Mary's
Sepia Scenes. Not so much the photo on the left, which had a new negative shot in the 1970s, but a companion photo on the right. The photo quality is poor, but the sepia adds a bronze accent to the scene that offsets the scratches... Some may have seen the 1920 photo on the left before. Grandpa (Ralph I) is second from the left at somewhere at around 18-19 years in this family shoot.
I am certain that this is Steubenville Ohio, the family migrating from nearby West Virginia. His half -sister is to the left, and is with his parents. It appears that the family appears the same day in the other photo. Grandpa isn't in this one, as I think he shot this pose. I do not know the other people, but in those days, dressing up for the photo shoot was expected, and everybody complied. And the results give us a glimpse into a far different era than today... of honest and proud people. Visit the world of sepia at Mary's great meme!