Tuesday, February 23, 2016

"1941"



Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have a layout I created for the February challenge over at the
Kraft +  challenge blog.
This months challenge is all about "Going Postal"
Here is the current challenge board.




 Now after much thought I decided to create my layout around this photo of my Mother,
 as a child, walking down the street with my Great Grandmother in Sydney in 1941.

Way back then they used to have street photographers because most people didn't
own cameras !!! Hard to believe. Anyway these photos were called "Leicagraphs"
This was the original envelope, still with the postage stamps attached, that they 
were mailed out to my Grandmother in, I reduced it to add to my layout.
I can read the address where she used to live & the postmark says,
May 1941 !!!!
(sorry it is a little hard to read in this photo)


 I did a google search to find out about this Leicagraph company & this is what it said.....

 The Leicagraph Co, 
5 Strand Arcade, Sydney
" Prior to ww2 , during the war, and for sometime afterwards, street
photographers were common on city streets particularly around high traffic
areas. Almost invariably they were based in arcades as this facilitated
collecting the photos. As cameras were not prolific in those days this was
often the only way to preserve a memory of a special occasion."



I do love this photo from such a different era.

Well thats all from me today, I hope you like my layout &
the little history lesson. :)
Thanks so much to Sandra for such a great challenge & all the
DT girls for all the inspiration too.

Until next time.


8 comments:

  1. This looks amazing Di, so vintage and love the stamps too.. a beautiful moment from a bygone era!

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  2. This is soooo fabulous! Love that you've the memorabilia relating to the photo.... & all those stamps.... Looks amazing....& of course, lovely to see you joining in with us at K+:):)

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  3. OMG, this is so precious!!! Such an amazing way to add life to old pictures and it's this feeling of aging... ah, not sure I can express all the feeling running through me right now, but I think your LO is just fantastic!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Great layout & very interesting story!

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  5. Beautiful Di... just gorgeous vintage goodness!!
    Mardi x

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  6. OHHHH what a treasure! I love those old photos, funny how they have that similar style...I swear I have a couple like this. How special to also have the envelope, making this a very special layout & I love what you've done with it! Thanks for joining us over @ Kraft+ last month :)

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  7. Stunning as always Di. You never stop making beautiful pieces of art. Thank you for joining us at Kraft plus

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  8. Stunning as always Di. You never stop making beautiful pieces of art. Thank you for joining us at Kraft plus.

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