Monday, March 29, 2010

Family ties

Today I'm thinking about family, and I thought I'd share this fantastic old family photo. It's of my Great-grandparents, my Grandmother (when she was a wee girl) and her brother. It was taken in Melbourne (Bourke or Collins?) and would have been taken in the late 1930s or possibly just as World War II began. I can just stare at this photo for ages - it's so evocative of the era, a moment in time in a society on the cusp of a huge war and massive social change. However, without waxing lyrical too much, it represents the family unit all together - how it should be - out for a stroll in their Sunday best.

1 comment:

  1. Great vintage photo, a fantastic visual reference of real people in the 1930s. Thanks for posting it :)