I was looking at the HSM page yesterday, and noticed that next month's challenge is Heirlooms and Heritage. Inspired, I decided to finally take a dig into some of our old pictures for inspiration!
These are pictures from my mom's side of the family; we don't have many pictures from my dad's side of the family from way back. I'll have to ask my Grandma for some! :)
This is my great-grandma Cecilia, who died when I was about 2 years old. She was born in 1905, so she was probably 3 or 4 in this picture.
(Notice the deep hem on her dress!)
This is my other great-grandparents on their wedding day in 1914. Anton was born in 1889 and Clara was born in 1896. They both died before I was born.
Isn't her dress amazing?!! It's so wonderfully fluffy and intricate.
This is my grandma, who was born in 1925. This picture has no date, but it looks suspiciously like a graduation picture, making the date around 1943.
This is definitely my favorite picture of her; look at that hair!
My grandma and grandpa on their wedding day in September of 1945. They wore matching suits (rather than a dress on my grandma), no doubt because of the shortages due to the war.
Grandpa and Grandma owned a photo studio for years, so we have quite a few photos of them and their family from over the years, and they're very good quality.
Here they are with my aunt in late 1946. Notice they are wearing their wedding suits again!
Four generations! The lovely lady on the right was my grandma's sister.
(There's Grandma's wedding suit again.)
And now for cuteness overload.
My mom! Wasn't she the cutest little girl EVER?
Yep, she was.
And I happen to have a vintage pattern for a little girl dress that looks exactly like this. I can't wait to make one! :)
My grandma (far right) with her parents and siblings in the mid-late 1950s. Isn't my grandma's dress lovely? I see a petticoat! And I just >love< great-grandma's shoes!
And lastly, here is the same set of great-grandparents standing in front of their house in the late 1950s.
Great-grandpa died just four months after their 60th wedding anniversary in 1974.
I hope you enjoyed these pictures! I just love looking at old photographs, even when they're not of my own family. There's so much to look at!
And after studying these pictures for a while, I think I know what I'll be making for next month's HSM! I won't entirely give my plan away, but it has something to do with a suit.... ;)