Thursday, March 28, 2013

Celia's old family photo

While down in Virginia Beach  I was practicing taking photos with my iPad.  Celia showed me a photo of her Great-Grandmother.  She has a lovely name, one fit for a character in a novel, but I won't divulge it for privacy's sake.  I had a nice letter from Celia's cousin Lonnie since I put in this post and he tells me that this photo was taken when she was about18 years old, around 1892.  Thanks for the extra info Lonnie.

As many of you have mentioned the frame in your comments, I wanted to add how much I loved the old-fashioned frame too.  It fits the photo perfectly.  I was a little off kilter with the frame and tried to straighten it up by adding a border.  It's hard to take photos of photos sometimes.  Thank you Celia for letting me put your Great-Grandmother on my blog.


22 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

Neat frame and photo, i have a few that are printed on tin.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

The lady is lovely of course, and I think you did marvellously with the photo Denise, but oh my isn't the frame exquisite?!

Leave It To Davis said...

Yes, it is hard to take pictures of pictures! You did a great job though. She is a very pretty lady!

Cloudia said...

Lovely woman, sharp pic!

Linda said...

Celia's Great Grandmother is lovely and it's a pretty frame too. I'm sure Great Grandmother was quite a young when it was taken. Thank you for sharing.

Kay said...

I'm really surprised at what great photos you can take with an iPad. It doesn't have a flash though so it's limited, but it's still wonderful. That is such a beautiful photo. I love the expression on her pretty face.

diane b said...

I just love these old photos and when it is a relative of someone you know it is even more intriguing? I want to be able to talk to them and ask them about their life.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, it is a lovely old photo! Celia's grandmother is beautiful. Do you like using your ipad for photos. Have a happy day!

Valerie said...

It turned out quite well, Denise. I don't do photography well with the iPad. It's too difficult to hold and press the button at the same time but I do like the different ways you can present a photograph when you've taken it.

Elephant's Child said...

What a stunning looking woman.

gigihawaii said...

What a sweet photo!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice photo.

Betty Manousos said...

brilliant!


big hugs~

Rose said...

People are so blessed to have photos of their families...only one photo that I know of on my maternal grandfather...very, very few of paternal Grandfather...really of any of the grandparents. None of anyone older.

KaHolly said...

Gorgeous!! You did a great job!

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable portrait!So beautiful!
Léia

EG CameraGirl said...

The frame truly does suit the photo. Very nice.

TexWisGirl said...

it's really beautiful - so is she. :)

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photo:)

Kerri said...

What a treasure!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm sure her great-grandmother would be proud to be here. What a beauty she is!

Linda Gross said...

That is a wonderful picture of a photograph!