Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera


Saturday, 14 January 2012

Pensive

This week's theme over on Sepia Saturday concerns hats, specifically women and hats. I have several woman-wearing-a-hat photographs in my collection but this one is by far my favourite image. She's dressed so beautifully and looks thoughtful, perhaps even a tiny bit sad. I wonder who she was.

Do nip over to Sepia Saturday and look at the other posts on this week's theme.

10 comments:

Rob From Amersfoort said...

She may look sad but the photo is beautiful.

Wendy said...

Even before I read your commentary, I thought too how beautiful her clothes were, so easy and comfortable. However, I'm sure there was a lot of ironing required for those old dresses.

Little Nell said...

I agree with Rob, it’s a very clear photo and you can see the detail of jewellery and fabric beautifully. I hope she wasn’t too sad.

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

Beautiful, wonder what she was thinking about.

Postcardy said...

White clothes required a lot of cleaning and other care so in the past they were only popular with the wealthy. I usually avoid white clothes myself, even if they are washable.

Kristin said...

It is a beautifully clear photograph. I guess it was a studio photo which has a setting to look like a church?

Tattered and Lost said...

There's certainly more going on in her mind beyond the stare she's giving the photographer. Woman of mystery who in real life might not have been mysterious at all.

Bob Scotney said...

A beautiful photograph with a cameo of its own.

Alan Burnett said...

Yes it is one of those photographs where you are desperate to know the back story. Who was she, why the look, what of her future? I guess we will just have to use our imaginations.

Nancy said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for not using Lightbox. The photograph enlarge twice and I could see details so clearly. I wish she were an ancestor of mine so I could hang this photo in my home. The lady is lovely but the photo itself is exquisite. (Sorry I'm so late looking at Sepia Saturday posts this week.)