Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Vintage Family Photos

I just love looking at vintage photos from my grandparent's house! Before my mother's parents downsized to a smaller home, I opened up their cabinets of old 4x5 negatives, photograph mini-books and albums to go exploring. At this time in my life, I had started my photography courses and was experimenting in the darkroom and medium format photography. Of course, I was thrilled to find these little gems hidden behind my favorite white couch in the formal livingroom. Here are just a few of my favorites. I have a few others that I have hanging in my office that I will have to share later when I get motivated to take them down and scan them in for your viewing pleasure!

The first few are of my Nana and Papa (Lillian and Jack) who met and fell in love at a canoe club in Canada and later came to Tennessee where they raised my mom and her brother and sister. My Nana is the reason for becoming an artist and musician. It was her baby grand piano that she taught lessons on that I have in my livingroom today. The bottom photo is actually of my great-grandmother with my grandmother who just passed away. I fixed up the photo a while back for my grandmother and added some hand-tinting to bring back the color. They were both born and raised in Atlanta and my great-grandmother helped start the Magnolia Festival which Atlantans are very familiar with! Enjoy!

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