Myrtle and Zoe by BronReid

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My husband’s maternal grandmother, Myrtle, and her younger sister Zoe (Laura).


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Although I am still a babe in the woods when it comes to the technical side, I have loved photography most of my life, and it’s wonderful to get that occasional great shot I feel very proud of, for the hundreds of just ‘nice’ ones. I get quite excited at the prospect of visiting some places these days because of the great photos I just might get, if I’m lucky.

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  • Gilberte
    Gilberteover 1 year ago

    So;nice to see those fantastic dresses and hairdo.

  • Yes, my husband’s maternal grandmother was very glamorous, Gilberte, unlike my own who looked quite severe as a younger woman (although she was a lovely grandmother to me, we had a lot in common). Thank you for your lovely comment.

    – BronReid

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 1 year ago

    Love the hairdo’s, excellent.

  • Thanks Colin, yes, I think the big bows make all the difference, I adore this picture and have removed the background and used it in a book I created for my lovely mother in law about her life (her own notes), I might even include a view of the page in RedBubble for the heck of it as it came up so well.

    – BronReid

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    Beautiful portraits! Love to see the dresses and hairstyles from that era!

  • Thank you Angie, yes, I was bowled over when I saw these photos for the first time, last year, too beautiful to be left in a ring binder in a plastic pocket, now they are in a book i created through digital photography. I appreciate your kind comments.

    – BronReid

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    Beauty like this transcends time!!! Bill

  • Thank you billfox, yes, I love these pictures, they really are very special, and I can’t compete with anything that even gets near these from my own maternal family background! Sadly for me, ha!

    – BronReid

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 1 year ago

    Congratulations – 27th Nov. 2012………..Shirley

  • Thank you so much, EdsMum. My lovely friend Gilberte inspired me with her own gorgeous family album, and I was bowled over when I saw these for the first time, and still think they are very special and beautiful. Really appreciate the feature!

    – BronReid

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 1 year ago

    Good looking young ladies, can’t help wonder what happened to them in their Life. Gilberte is such a kind lady..Glad to feature them.Shirley

  • They both lived full and happy lives, the one on the left was my husband’s grandmother, and he remembers her well, they all ran a newsagency and he would go to her house at the back of the neswagency after school each day. She lived to 99 years of age and was always a lovely lady. Her sister on the right, married later, didn’t have children but had a hat shop and spent a lot of time with her niece, my mother in law. I know what you mean though, you see so many unidentified old studio photos and wonder what their lives were like.

    – BronReid

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 1 year ago

    Thank you Bron for the information, often see these lovely old pictures in great frames in Op shops and wonder what happened to them during their life. Obviously no family left to want the pictures. Sad really but your picture is a treasure and keeper. Have a beautiful day, Shirley

  • Yes, I agree Shirley, a real shame that so many are dumped by family – I love to keep my family photos and always shall. Cheers, Shirley. Bron

    – BronReid

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerover 1 year ago

    I always love it how folks then always looked so serious when having their photo taken.
    You’ve done a good job with this Bron.I love family history

  • LOL, thanks my friend. Perhaps they tried not to spoil the shot as it would have been costly and they needed to try to maintain a pose or look that would work OK since they had to wait and see how they came out later on… the good old days… XX B

    – BronReid

  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...over 1 year ago

    I love the old portrait photos where people weren’t made to paste on those phony smiles. Two lovely ladies!

  • yes they never really knew for sure what moment they would be captured forever, which made them so much more wonderful when they turned out this well eh…. Happy New Year, Christina. Bron

    – BronReid

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