Saturday, January 30, 2010

Great-Uncle Harold: A Photo History without Words
















31 comments:

subby said...

Very nice and touching tribute, Leah. I feel as if I somehow know him...

willow said...

My favorite is the one in '38 with his camera. I can see a bit of creativity there with that hint of a mischievous smile, and that fabulous curly hair.

otin said...

That second photo gave me chills. I felt like a ghost story could be built around it.

MJ said...

Is that one of those novelty bow ties that squirts water?

Because I want one.

Martin H. said...

Now, that, is a photographic journey. Wonderful!

nick said...

Intriguing that as a child he looked very serious but as he got older his expression grew more humorous as if he came to appreciate the funny side of life.

Stephanie said...

Nice! I love the shot in 1928 where he's holding a camera - what a great face. And the bar mitzvah shot!

Mike129 said...

Wow! Very nice!

Walker said...

A picture says a 1000 words and a photo album is a wealth of living.

kylie said...

i like the one with the camera and the very last is a picture of a man at peace with the world

Madame DeFarge said...

You can see the child in the man,and the adult in the child it's good to see how we stay the same in so many ways throughout our lives. Hope he's a happy man, seems it.

Baino said...

Aww they're all great. He definitely has a wicked 'twinkle' in his eye.

mago said...

Historian?

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Fantastic! Thank you! Like Willow, I think the self-portrait is the best of the bunch.

L. D. Burgus said...

What a neat progression through his life. He has a good smile.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

aw harold...

what a wonderful smile....

love, love, love the third picture and the self-portrait with camera

lettuce said...

what a great sequence
what great hair!

I like the group photo, and the camera picture - and how lovely to see him in his old full-colour age too

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Oh, how to wrap up someones life in a few essential photos... nice! -J

Candie Bracci said...

They don't need any words.Wonderful pictures!Have a great day :)

Pat said...

I like his twinkly smile.

Poetikat said...

I love how you've done this! No words necessary—each picture is so evocative and tells such a story.
I think I see a bit of Tillie in you, Leah.

The last photo is a grand one. You must be so happy to have it.

(I have one featuring someone on a horse too - must dig it out.)

Kat

Brian Miller said...

how very cool. love the one of him and his camera...the look on his face...

willow said...

Hey, are your ears ringing? I'm talking about you over at my blog!

Karen ^..^ said...

Beautiful photos. There are thousands of words in this post.

Ronda Laveen said...

I love the pictures of him with his camera and his books.

C.M. Jackson said...

love uncle harold's smile!

corticoWhat said...

The smile in '38 says, "I'm not that altar boy in the previous photo."

Nice chronology.

Jimmy Bastard said...

A lifetime in photies, perfect... So eloquently done.

Alex said...

I really like old photos.

Marianna said...

I love old pictures...the texture, the black and white colors...the stories behind them :)

xoxo

Mr. Shife said...

It looks like your Great Uncle Harold has lived a pretty awesome life. I love the old photos. They just seem to have more integrity and character to them than the digital photos we have today. Thanks for sharing.