My favourites are the old Victorian era photographs, the fashions were so elegant and elaborate and often the ladies hats were completely over the top, with some so huge they were almost cart wheel size. Nothing could be further removed from the dainty fascinators that the modern women wear today.
It is amazing how many photos that come to light are unidentified. They are found in old photo albums without a name or a date or a place to bless themselves with, and the current generation of relatives who are putting together their family tree haven't a clue as to who the people are. If there is one thing I have learned from this it is to label your pictures, don't rely on your memory because sadly as we age our memories start to fail and then we don't remember either.
It was that thought that caused me to write this , and when you are naming your photos don't forget the family pet. People never seem to think of them but to their owner, even though may be gone to God, that dog, horse, cat etc was no doubt much loved and played an important part in their lives.
Here's a before and after shot I did
of my Dad who served as a Fireman during WWII in Isleworth an outer London suburb. He was there through the London blitz
Photo taken around 1936