Sunday, December 6, 2009

Photo Number Forty-Six


Kathryn at 3 1/2 and Alice Mae at 8 months.   I think this photo was probably taken in the late 1940's.  It seemed to be a trend back then to photograph your children in the doorway outside, at least there was a blanket to sit on..do you suppose that they did this because they ran out of flashbulbs? Or did they just want an outdoor photo taken after a long winter?
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5 comments:

  1. My family laughs because almost ALL the photos of my parents/grandparents from the 1940's were taken outside at the front door! We have the doorways memorized! Thanks for sharing another picture.

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  2. I think it definitely had to do with the lighting; perhaps the lighting/flash on the earlier personal cameras was not very sophisticated, thus resulting in poor indoor pictures; outdoor pictures seemed to be the most typical. Boy, we've come a long way in a relatively short time. ~Abra

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  3. From the shadow on the right, it looks like the trees were leafed out.

    Almost all of my old family photos were taken outside. A lot of them were taken by automobiles. Whenever we had company, we always took pictures just before they departed. Now, I seldom take photos of company.

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  4. I wonder if the box camera was used and there was no flash apparatus. Yes, being the baby of the family, I think we have about 12 pictures of me as a young child. If I hadn't gone to kindergarten and had school photos I would have been in bad luck. The photos they have of me are all out on the front porch.

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  5. Kathryn looks annoyed to be holding Alice Mae for the picture, lol. My guess is outdoors for better light.

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