In Laws & Grandparents: A Retro Photo

circa 1946.
circa 1946

Last weekend we drove to Savannah to visit my husband’s grandparents. I love Savannah. It’s southern and beautiful and small and cozy and beachy and just yummy!

When we got settled on their couch, the first thing I asked is if they had any old pictures I could see. Well, ask and you shall receive! They showed me pictures from the last 70 years! I snagged a few and am going to share them with you for the next several weeks.

This one is my husband’s paternal grandfather at about 16 years old. I picked it up and said, “Grandpa, where were you?” He kinda laughed and said, “Oh, it’s one of those places you pay a nickel to go in and get your picture taken.” I love everything about this–the painted background, the seat with the fabric thrown over, his hair, his shoes and his rolled up sleeves. What fun to think of him stopping in to get his picture taken that day!

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  1. Very deco. Love the picture.
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  2. awesome pic! I love old photos.

    Happy W.W!

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  3. Oh, what a great idea! I wish I had pics of my grandparents from when they were young…
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  4. Okay I love love love that. Photos like that are my absolute fave! I always look at my grandparents when I go to their houses.
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  5. That hair is classic!
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  6. That is very cool. It makes me want to take pics/scan all my Grandmomma’s old pics. Happy WW and Happy Easter!

  7. You always have the best pictures!
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  8. What an amazing photo!!
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  9. What a great backdrop!
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  10. I have some really old pictures of family, too, and I treasure those pictures!
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