Friday, March 8, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday - East Hartford Easter Edits


Shadow Shot Sunday 2 is back on a snowy day, today's 7 inches (18 cm) ironically is exactly one month since the Blizzard. Beyond complaining about the weather, I am trying to fix damaged film prints from the past. Easter in the past is what is presented here. The prints are from 1968, my Grandfather dressed up for the Holiday, included the well blocked hat. To the right is my sister and a neighbor both dressed in their retro back then Easter finest. Grandpa was the photographer and brought two German SLR cameras (an Exa and an Exacta, built in Dresden) and so took B&W and color shots at every visit...the prints may be in bad shape - but never the memories!

18 comments:

Michele said...

Love these shots!

robin. said...

i love the gloves. all dressed up in their Easter best. great shots ralph!!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love these, Ralph!! Memories, memories! I can remember wearing gloves on Easter when I was a young one and that was more years ago than I care to remember!!! Enjoy your weekend!!

Catherine said...

love your vintage shots...

Patti said...

Sharon needs to see this post!

colleen said...

Oh, those Easter clothes. I wore an outfit almost just like that back in the day ... the 50's!

Kathe W. said...

It is always a pleasure to go to your blog- I so enjoy the photos you share!The Easter shot with gloves is priceless- those were the days!

Gemma Wiseman said...

I remember wearing a double-breasted little coat like the one the young girl is wearing! Even the collar size and shape is similar! My coat was sky blue! Intriguing photos!

LV said...

Amen! That is one thing, we can always cherish, memories. Loved seeing your family back in a younger time.

BLOGitse said...

Look at those two little ladies...so sweet!
About weather...today we had a beautiful winter day in Helsinki - -6 and sunny! Really, really nice! :)

Norma Ruttan said...

indeed,vintage photos can spark sweet memories! I love seeing these.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You are so blessed to have all these old photos! Through the carelessness and vindictiveness of certain family members, all my family's old photos are gone...

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Dear Ralph
I love your vintage shots !
They really make me smile and also make me remember back when I was a child growing up in those times .. so different from today's norm ? We could never have imagined what life would be like in 2013 ?? LOL
Your grandfather's hat was very smart .. and the girls white socks with snappy shoes have me thinking of my own back then .. plus a white straw hat for church of course ? haha .. those were the days.
Joy : )

edenhills said...

Love the old pictures.

Beverley Baird said...

What a great time you must be having revisiting the past. Love the clothes and car from these 2 photos - takes me back a bit!

Paula Scott said...

Well, Ralph, no one can accuse you of not making good use of your time! I love seeing those old images. It just takes me back to days gone by.

Vane M. said...

A cena em preto e branco me agrada muito...beijos!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Your grandfather looks like a very loving man!

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