Two and a half years old 1939 by Woodie

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Two and a half years old 1939 by 

I always thought this was a photo of my good looking cousin until he and his sister said it was me! LOL
Wow! Velvet collar, leggings and beret!

“The year war broke out” as a famous British comedian used to say!!!LOL
Featured in “Days Gone By” 1st August 2010
Featured in Top Ten, “Kids in Hats” Hats and Hatboxes group challenge. 8th August 2010

My main interest is painting Aviation Art.
I get a lot of enjoyment researching the historical background behind the picture I’ve been commissioned to paint.
I work in acrylic on my big paintings on canvas board but use water colors, pastels, soft and oil, for smaller pieces.
I also enjoy doing pet portraits in soft pastels on tinted paper, from photographs. Ideal presents for Xmas and birthdays.

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    BLYTHARTalmost 6 years ago

    I love old photos like this … I can’t say if it looks like you as I have never met you, but it’s a good photo.

  • Hi Dave,
    This is a studio photo so my mother could send it home, up here in Newcastle, to show she was doing well down south. My father was a grocery store assistant at the time and we lived in a summer house in someones garden in Surrey. Happy days.
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

  • Joseph Rieg
    Joseph Riegalmost 6 years ago

    Great old shot, Woodie, glad you still have it.
    BTW, I am sure you are remembering the Vets today…….take care.

  • Hi Joe,
    I was on parade today, at our local war memorial, and a plaque was dedicate to a local lad who was killed along with his dog, in Afghanistan a few months ago.
    regards Neil

    – Woodie

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 6 years ago

    A smart young man – love the leggings – Ted

  • Thanks Ted

    – Woodie

  • jim1307
    jim1307almost 6 years ago

    Great old photo Neil, you looked the part :))))))))))))

  • Thanks Jim

    – Woodie

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot Neil, little lord fauntleroy, like what my grandmother use to call me when I was all dressed up

  • We used to have Sunday Best in those days.

    – Woodie

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 6 years ago

    Love old photos Neil, this is great, superb quaulity looking very smart there I must say.

  • This was a studio shot. I don’t know how much it would of cost!

    – Woodie

  • Mayina
    Mayinaalmost 6 years ago

    Dressed to the ‘nines’, nice photo…………

  • Hi Qwenda,
    Where did the expression, Dressed to the nines, came from I wonder?

    – Woodie

  • Andy Mueller
    Andy Muelleralmost 6 years ago

    You certainly were a handsome fella, Neil. Love this image …..

  • I haven’t worn too well I must say!!!

    – Woodie

    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 6 years ago

    Nice one Neil
    You were a real style icon !!!

  • I’ve always been a natty dresser!!!

    – Woodie

  • Terri Chandler
    Terri Chandleralmost 6 years ago

    Such an awesome picture! I adore the leggins. What a precious boy you were. Don’t you just love these photos. Just wonderful! xo

  • Thanks Terri,
    My Sunday Best!
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

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