Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sepia Scenes 09-02-09: Authentic Sepia

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

Speaking of archival photos - these are some family photos that I scanned for a look at some authentic sepia! The first is my grandfather (seated), Wallace "Bud" Weiser with one of his vaudeville acts.

Here are four generations: Mary Tate Hansen, my great grandmother; Grandma Elsie Hansen Weiser; my mom, Gwen Weiser Grayum; and yes, that's me at about 3. Mary's father was the editor of the Deseret News in Salt Lake City in the 1800s; Grandma Weiser sang with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, which may be where she met Grandpa Wallace (Bud). Mom was a singer and so am I, so it runs in the family.


Anonymous said...

Why, I'd have known you in an instant! Love the sepia tones

Marice said...

great shottsss :)

Anonymous said...

can't get any authentic than these. Love the different sepia tones.

Marie said...

Great sepia shots.

Ralph said...

Such wonderful captures, the antique sepia so much a part of the period photos. It is as if the characters in the pictures are alive, and we modern viewers can determine so much about the people here yet without a word spoken...

Heidi said...

Bud Weiser was in the mormon tabernacle choir! Now that is awesome!!!!
I have always loved looking through old sepia photo's of my family, it is so fun to pick out features that have been passed down to the current generation. Nice spin on the sepia theme!
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Jientje said...

What a cute face you had, and judging fromù your profile picture, you're still the same! Lovely pictures Terri, I enjoyed them. By the way, your grandfather and his friends wore really weird shoes, were they dancers?

Chris said...

You're right! I think these are fantastic shots and of course I love the connection to Utah!

I don't think I have a Choir member or a Deseret News Editor in my family -- and we've been here a while!

And Vaudeville too? Very cool!

Gemma Wiseman said...

O these photos are wonderful! The sepia of yesteryear has quite a distinctive tone!

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