Women and children at water’s edge

By: usermattw

Mar 21 2016

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Category: Children, Groups, Women


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What it is:

Real photo post card measuring 5.5 x 3.5 inches.


What I know about it:

The paper manufacturer’s markings (AZO, four triangles pointing up) narrow the date range to 1904-1918.  Otherwise no information.



I had another birthday last week (they’re relentless, aren’t they?), and my friend Elise gave me, among other things, some vintage photos!  Here’s one of them.  There’s a softness to it that I like (the lighting, the focus).  I’m not sure it was intentional, but it goes well with the scene.  I think it’s a little unusual that all five of these people are pictured in profile, and I wonder what has captured their attention.

5 comments on “Women and children at water’s edge”

  1. good job choosing, Elise!

  2. Lovely gift Matt. None of my friends have ever given me a vintage snap, so you are very lucky. I have bought some beautiful examples of ‘faded’ photos lately. I am not sure if it is poor processing, deliberate, or just a failure to protect them from light, that creates the fading, but it adds a lot to the story of the image in terms of the amount of time passed, how much it was loved etc.

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