Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sepia Scenes 03-25-09: Back in Time

Sepia Scenes is hosted by Mary T, who also hosts the fabulous Ruby Tuesday.

For once, my photos come not from a vintage store but from my own ancestors.

The photos are in a small leather-bound book. There are (already sepia!) photos of my great grandfather as an infant and some photos of great-great grandfather in the military (Civil War).

The autograph book is a small red velvet book that was my maternal great-grandmother's.

A page from the autograph book:

Grandma Norma's watch, inscribed with her name. There's also a place for a photo, like a locket. It's made by the E. Howard Watch Co., Boston. I'm having a hard time getting a good photo of this.

Grandpa's watch. It still has the braided leather fob.



Jientje said...

Those are gorgeous in sepia Terri!!
I love the handwriting in the autograph book!

kaye said...

Now those are wonderful shots

antiques in sepia-perfect

Photo Cache said...

precious mementos, wonderful in sepia.

my entry is at

Jeri said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful treasures. Fantastic sepia post!

Serena said...

wow these are really great...i love the macro on the writing.

kden said...

I wish I had a scanner so I could make more use of old family photos. Yours are marvelous and you did a wonderful job of showcasing them.

Chris said...

You have a gift for the sepia shots!

Is it weird that I love the penmanship in that autograph book?

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

What a treasure to have these! And the penmanship ... I want to write like that!

You've inspired me to take some photos of my grandfather's watch:)

nature ramblings said...

You are very lucky to have these wonderful mementos of the past. Treasure them. I love looking at old photos, everyone always looks so prim, proper and serious. Thanks for sharing a little bit of your world.

Annie said...

What treasures. I can't settle on a favorite so I choose ALL of them.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You have some wonderful heirlooms! And they are great in sepia!

Kahshe Cottager said...

These are just perfect in sepia! You have created another heirloom!

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