Thursday, June 28, 2018

Life on the Connecticut Shore: Summer Picnic, c. 1911

Original Photographs From Family Archives




Grandmother on Left With Stick



Great Grandmother in Front, 3rd From Left,  Holding Camera

10 comments:

  1. Sometimes, like when I see photos like this, I realize that I missed the best times to be human.

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    1. My sentiments exactly...I was born 50 years too late !

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  2. Eat, drink and be merry outdoors - look forward to it all winter! These folks had a jolly time! Love the summer whites.

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  3. I want to reverse-reincarnate as a comfortably well-off New Englander in the very early 20th century.

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  4. This is where people can actually go outside and have picnics in the summer without melting. How I envy you! My partner is from Connecticut and he says summer there doesn't really begin until the fourth of July. (Love the shot with the lemonade tub and all those folks at the table.)

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  5. before paper plates and plastic forks and plastic cups...
    BRAVO!
    and I see that photography is definitely in your genes!

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  6. Wouldn't go to nuts over the Good Old Days -- they were actually terrible for mostly everyone -- no regulations on child labor, terrible health care, etc. Let's work on making the future a better place!

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    1. Bad times, hard times-this is what people keep saying; but let us live well and times shall be good. We are the times. Such as we are, such are the times. Saint Augustine

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  7. Picnic looks lovely! No thank you to the heavy clothing and aprons on the ladies, tho. I'm happy to be alive in a time where the menfolk help with the heavy lifting. At least mine does. Plus, air conditioning! Lol.

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  8. I looked at those lovely, happy faces and realized that they had no idea what was coming their way in a very few years.

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