Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sepia Scenes - Swingin' 60s



Sepia Scenes allows us the enhancing monochrome that brings alive the past. Old B&W seems a bit warmer in this tone.

So the scans today come from the past. I am guessing 1969 in East Hartford. Why would I pick that year as an educated guess? Those who admit of being of a certain age range would say it is the hair. These styles on the girls (L-R Michele, Vicki and Sue) anyhow seem to show that decade at its finest. Not for me or brother CP, our hair was merely unkempt and Dad - he was out of style in that decade and the 1970's - but back in by the 90's.














If not the hair then, how about the furniture? This lounge chair with its curvaceous profile meant 'modern' in those days. The kids liked it anyway, although any adult with an aching back hight might prefer to stand than have to climb up from the too close to the floor furniture. Not that I would even attempt this these days...

See more of the soothing sepia tone at Mary's fun meme!


22 comments:

Patti said...

You do know how to bring the past alive, my sentimental spouse!

Leora said...

Hair and furniture - what an old-fashioned photo detective you are! Everyone seems to enjoy have their photo taken.

Marie Höglund said...

Always lovely shots from the past. i do like it very much. The lounge chair looks awesome.

Carletta said...

Always fun looking back with you Ralph!
I had that haircut that grew out from a 'Beatle Doo' but by 69 it was longer for the 'wanna be a hippy look'. :)
The plaid skirt and shirts are a sure sign as well of those times.
Your Dad's haircut - my Stepdad has the same one even today. He's never changed.
Thanks for jarring memories today.

maryt/theteach said...

Great shots, Ralph! I have a hair-do that I remember when vinny and I went to Italy in 1969... boy if I could find it you'd love it! So old fashioned. I could un-do it till about the 4th day in Italy...

Heidi said...

Ha, ha! Loved the way that you recognized the year! I have to agree with the too close to the ground lounge chair. I think I'd pass on that one. I'd never get up out of it!
Wonderful step back in time. Thanks for sharing this week!

@nemonen said...

I love your 60th photos. Maybe because I remember it and had much fun in those days.

Kramer said...

love the warmth, but the styles are even better.

Marice said...

wow thanks for sharin these Ralph! love their hair on the first photo :) they really look good on it :) and that sofa seems really comfy!

u may view mine here

ramblingwoods said...

Let's see I was 13 in 1969 and yes, that is the hair of that day. That was before we girls has all the styling tools we have today. I just used foam curlers and some Dippity-Doo.. lol... great memories Ralph....Michelle

LDH said...

These photos were a great choice for sepia tones... it enhances hairstyles :)

Serendipity said...

Great old shots. Awesome hairstyles! ;)

Gunsside - Norway said...

Again, great old shot !!
Those werw the days,...and i might have my hair like this in 1969;)

Tricia said...

Great choice for sepia scenes - I wasn't around in 69, but the hair looks right for that era! hehehee

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It can often be a challenge figuring out when a photo was taken. BUT Ralph, weren't you there?

Only kidding ya! ;-)

JunieRose2005 said...

I loved looking at these, Ralph!

:) We had a lounge chair a lot like that one!!

Mikabella said...

Like the fact that u use old photos and give the new life. Fun to read and watch. :)

napaboaniya said...

I wish I had pictures of hairstyles like this on my child's head now --- to bribe them with!!!
Nice and interesting memories from the past :)

Amanda said...

Cool pictures! I love the girls' hair. Reminds me of the series Wonder Years.

Robin said...

I think you're right about the hair - it looks very much like the hairstyles several of my family had that year.

What a treasure trove of family photos you have.

jeff. said...

what it is, is what it was, ...

thanks for the fun trip!

kaye said...

great look at yester-year. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on