Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera


Saturday, 15 September 2012

Smile

I have a tiny family photograph for this week's Sepia Saturday - the image is only 38mm (1½ in) wide.
This is my Auntie Laura (1916-1974), Mum's younger sister, taken during the 1930's when she worked at the Meadow Dairies shop in Boothferry Road, Goole. Mum always used to joke that Laura got the looks and she got the brains! Laura was Roger's mother and I spent many happy childhood days at their house. The things I remember most about Laura are her fabulous baking and her lovely smile.

You can find more of this week's entries over at Sepia Saturday.

13 comments:

Wendy said...

She does have a great smile - and Shirley Temple dimples!

Little Nell said...

A pretty young lady indeed. The sign above her head seems to end in the phrase; "The answer - a lemon".

Kathy said...

She does look like a lovely person. Great picture!

Kristin said...

Isn't it amazing the wonderful enlargements you can get from those tiny photographs. She does look pretty and happy too.

Queen Bee said...

Your Aunt was a pretty young lady with a lovely smile. To be such a very small picture, when it's enlarged you see many details, down to the type of shoes she was wearing.

Peter said...

Obviously I don't know about her brains but she sure looks lovely! She has this welcoming please-come-into-my-shop look that I miss sometimes today in the large stores. (Does this make me a sour old man?)

Bob Scotney said...

A captivating smile.

Alan Burnett said...

I have many of these little photos in my family collection as well. The marvelous thing about them is scanning them which allows you to see them in their full glory almost for the first time. It is almost as though so much of the detail, so much of the history, has been trapped within their small dimensions for so long, like insects preserved in amber.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

She looks beautiful inside and out ... love how happy she is in this picture.

Kathy M.

Tattered and Lost said...

She's the type of shop girl any employer would have wanted!

Mike Brubaker said...

Quite a nice example how a snapshot moment captures a personality and the memory.

I was curious about the sign and looked up "the answers A Lemon". It turns out to be one of those silly catch phrases used to not answer a question, like "Whatever".

ScotSue said...

She comes across as such a lovely happy person. A small photo it may bem but such a strong image.

Jana Last said...

What a lovely photo! Your Auntie Laura look like a very sweet young lady. And very pretty too!