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Saturday, 21 January 2012

Double dollies

It's time for another Sepia Saturday post and this week's theme is about dolls. This photograph dates from 1911 and was shot on Brighton beach - the buildings in the background are still there today. Postmarked Brighton, September 22, 1911, the message on the reverse reads "Dear Mother & Min, We are having a very nice holiday, weather's lovely. Hoping you are well - best love from the children and yr affec daughter E."

More dollies over at Sepia Saturday - do go have a look!

14 comments:

Rob From Amersfoort said...

The girls are ready for the beach, with their little shovel and bucket. Nice hats too. On second thought: why are the girls wearing winter(?) hats on the beach while the weather is lovely?

Wendy said...

The dolls - the clothes - the hats -- just a great photo to study.

Little Nell said...

A charming beach shot. I like the girls’ matching outfits as well as their dolls.

Kristin said...

I wonder if the girls were twins. and how much sand they got in the dollies hair at the beach.

Postcardy said...

Since I am a postcard collector, I especially like that the photo is a postcard and has a message and postmark. That's a nice big hat too.

Joy said...

Looks like a nice September day, I wonder if they are aching to put down the dolls and get to work on the beach with bucket and spade.

Bob Scotney said...

Dolls, buckets and spades - they are set for the day. I believe Brighton beach is pebbly - perhaps that's why the are still wearing their buttoned up boots.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

A perfect photo pose--the woman with two dolls and each doll holds a doll...they all look happy.

Christine H. said...

Oh, I bet they did have a wonderful time. They all look so happy.

Alan Burnett said...

As soon as I saw the picture I thought of Brighton - there is something about the arches in the background. Wonderful Sepia Saturday image.

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

What a wonderful image! Proud mother, happy girls with their dolls and I love the buildings in the back. Did you notice the men standing on the top of the buildings? And you could have used this one last week as well!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

What a special picture! They do look so happy. It made me smile to read the shorthand in the note.

Happy S.S.,

Kathy M.

Mike Brubaker said...

A terrific photo for this weekend's theme. I wonder if this was another example of a seaside photographer's work.

Tattered and Lost said...

A splendid image!