Friday, 24 May 2013

Let's Face It - Sepia Saturday

You will have seen these faces already but I could not resist showing them slightly differently than before to meet our faces theme.

My very first Sepia Saturday post showed Amy in a head and shoulders view; this time it's just her face.
Amy
Amy was my mother-in-law; the photo was long before I knew her of course.

I have to confess that I have tinted Amy's parents a bit but here they are relaxing by the sea.
Mary Hannah and George Albert
Somehow it did not seem right to separate them to show their faces. The same applied to my son-in-law's grandparents photographed in Warsaw.
Maria and Tadeusz Alfonse
And here's a boy old enough, now, to be 'sepiarised'.
Cody
To see a further selection of mug shots you can do no better than taking a look at Sepia-Saturday-178.


27 comments:

Marc Latham said...

Nice, oozing history and character.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. I love those - amazingly evocative and historical .. glad you included Cody ..

Aren't those deck chairs amazing .. I remember a few of those .. and was always catching my fingers - very sore!!!

Cheers Hilary

ScotSue said...

A lovely set of faces, and I like the inclusion of Cody!

Boobook said...

LOL. I wasn't expecting Cody.

Sharon said...

Amy is beautiful with a wistful look too. A perfect photo for this week. Glad you included Cody too :)

Kristin said...

Maria and Tadeusz Alfonse look right at the camera and I wonder what happened to them.

Cody looks good in sepia.

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

I really like the way photographers used to pose couples with their heads leaning together like the third photo.

Love Cody!

Postcardy said...

I never would have guessed that Amy's photo was that old. The dog photo looks ageless.

barbara and nancy said...

Cody steels the show.
Nancy

Brett Payne said...

Nice to see at least the hint of a smile in Amy's portrait.

Wendy said...

Amy is a beauty, but I can't stop looking at the Alfonses. They don't seem too cheerful there, but they are a handsome couple.

Titania said...

Cody looks very sepian.

Liz Needle said...

Nothing quite like family photos. Thanks for sharing some of yours. I think Amy and Maria are both beautiful women.

Jo said...

Love the photo of Amy and of Cody. Not much in the way of family photos myself unfortunately.

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

Alan Burnett said...

I suspect it is time that I was sepiarised. Love the photos, and I think I can remember Amy from that first Sepia Saturday post.

Deb Gould said...

Cody is wonderful! A true Sepian!

Nigel Aspdin (Derby, UK) said...

A very pretty mother in law. I have never been chivalrous enough to say that about my mother-in-law !!

Karen S. said...

Oh my goodness gracious what an adorable photo of your doggie! Love it, and all the other photos are great too! Good face post- I sure wish blogger wasn't so hard to operate for me this week!

Patrica Ball Morrison said...

Especially like your lead in words, "face it" Amazing what we can do with today's tools, does Cody know?

Kathy Morales said...

Do we count the age to be sepiarized in dog years or people years? These are all wonderful. I especially like the photo of the Alphonse's.

Kathy Morales said...

I tried to comment earlier from my iPad and see now that I never was successful. I believe I wondered if we count the age at which we are old enough to be sepiarized in dog years or human years? I especially liked the portrait of the Alfonses.

Bob Scotney said...

Kathy - as you can see both comments were successful. There was football on TV last night so I could not clear your comments till Sunday morning.

I should also put the record straight for you and others. Alfonse is Tadeusz's second Christian name. I have deliberately not included their surname.

Pat - Cody has been told he is star of the show again!

Gail Perlee said...

Amy is just beautiful, and I love Cody. What a sweet doggie face.

Joan said...

I liked the deck chairs the first time I saw them, and even more in the head shot-version. And Amy , the word is Gorgeous.

Mike Brubaker said...

It's interesting how many Sepians this weekend have chosen a photo of youthful beauty like Amy. And there have been a few handsome dogs too.

TICKLEBEAR said...

I'm wondering, about Maria and Tadeusz's picture: was this a studio shot, or an amateur one? Because I find it unusual for them to be touching that way. Usually, people stand/sit side by side...
:)~
HUGZ

Bob Scotney said...

Bruno - the original was shot in the late 1930s or early 40s. But my picture is a photo of a photo from the original.