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Tennyson, Byron and Burns and Scott…all poets from long ago.

I’m so priviledged to have these books. They have been in my family for such a long time. Tennyson for 109 years, Byron for 122 years and Burns and Scott for 129 years.

They are so old and fragileand I carefully turn the pages and read some poems. I’m transported back in time with each reading.

Featured in Art for Bubble Hosts on 14 May 2009
Uploaded 17 January 2009

Placed in the top ten of the Womans Photographer Group Challenge 17 April 2009


aged, books, burns, byron, poetry, scott, ten, tennyson, texture, lorraine creagh

I’m a photographic artists with eclectic tastes. Photography is a wonderful escape from my busy life.

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  • midzing
    midzingover 5 years ago

    I love this,,, fantastic image,,, love the textures,, well done

  • Thanks so much. Your comment is so appreciated.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Steve Sharp
    Steve Sharpover 5 years ago

    Ooh lovely, I love old books, they are so decorative in their own right, regardless of their actual purpose.

  • Steve, thanks so much. These books are absolultely beautiful. Even worn as they are.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Gregoryno6
    Gregoryno6over 5 years ago

    Your family has held them that long? They’re practically family themselves after that time.

  • They sure are Greg. I have quite a collection of old books that have been passed down. It’s lovely to read the inscriptions inside.
    One reads Robert Alfred Miller, from his mother on his 21st birthday, September 30th, 1880
    So formal in those days….

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaover 5 years ago

    Oh! wow Lorraine that is so special, I would love to have a look and smell and touch of these books, I know that sounds strange but old books, there’s just something about them. Wonderful work this.

  • They are indeed. I have an old family bible that dates back to the 1600’s also. To hold something as old as that is very special.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Jessica Jenney
    Jessica Jenneyover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work of art, Lorraine! Beautiful tones, POV and treatment! What a tresure!

  • Thanks so much Jessica

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmerover 5 years ago

    Very cool treatment and photograph!!

  • Thank you Kimmie. Glad you liked the treatment xx

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • RebeccaLee86
    RebeccaLee86over 5 years ago

    Wow! This is wonderful! Sets a very nice mood and tone. Very well done!

  • Appreciate your comment Rebecca. =D

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Kate Towers IPA
    Kate Towers IPAover 5 years ago

    fantastic work

  • Thanks Kate

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • DarrellMoseley
    DarrellMoseleyover 5 years ago


  • I might just do that Darrell. I have plenty of very old books around. Thanks for leaving a comment =D

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • ElRobbo
    ElRobboover 5 years ago

    Great work, Lorraine!
    These formidable tomes look almost temple-like!
    The title really accentuates the subject
    Well done!

  • Thanks ElRobbo. So glad you like it. =D

    – Lorraine Creagh

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