Friday, March 20, 2009

Smile!



I think that I’ve probably said this before. Looking at the postcards that pass through my hands I’m always pleased to see the children. All posing for the man with the camera. It must have been a special occasion for them which they probably remembered for the rest of their lives. We take so much for granted. Imagine how they would have laughed if we told them photographs would one day taken with a telephone!


3 comments:

Isobel said...

Ah!! The kids are adorable Anji!! I really like the beach scene. Yes, indeed, they would have thought we were crazy if we told them half the stuff we're doing these days!! :)

Peter (Worldman): said...

The beach photo reminds me of pictures I have seen (from those periods) of adults swimming in the ocean with the same type of clothing as these children. Though it looked weird, it had, to me, more class than what you see on the beaches today in regards to clothing.

But then, I have not been to beaches for a long time.

Anji said...

Isobel: They are lovely, all long dead and gone by now.

Peter: I read somewhere that they were often made of wool so wouldn't have been very comfortable. In France men and woman bathed together (they didn't in England) and some English gentleman wrote that a lady should never be seen coming out of the water; dripping wet with a woollen bathing costume clinging to her.