explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sunday Postcard Art: Vintage Men


The "vintage" men in these photos are my maternal grandfather, Harry Fox, and (probably) his brother, whose  name I don't know. (Harry is in the single photo at the top, and on the right side of each smaller photo.) I found the photo strips in a box from my parents' house. They remind me of the "photo booth" type pictures we've all had taken over the years. Harry and his wife Beckie came to the U.S. from Eastern Europe and settled in Baltimore, Maryland. The background for this collage is a copy of the 1930 census record that included Harry and Beckie's family. They are the first family listed on this page. My mother (Bernice) was the youngest in the household; you can see that she was 5 years old at the time this census was taken.

14 comments:

Anne (cornucopia) said...

What a wonderful tribute to your family history! Great idea!

Grannie Annie said...

This is wonderful Sherry...isn't it special to have great old photos...this postcard is a real treasure for your family...well done!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Awesome postcard! Love the images you have chosen. Excellent!

Judy said...

A real family history here, Sherry, what a treasure!

Junibears said...

A gorgeous postcard Sherry! What a wonderful family history you have here. xx

Rein said...

Great postcard and a wonderful treasure

Janine said...

These are great pictures of a family.
I bet they are very precious to you

Petra Tillmann said...

Great postcard!

linda said...

What a wonderful tribute to your grandfather, Sherry! a beautiful piece.

indybev said...

What a great heritage piece! Family members will be lining up wanting this one. I love the nostalgia of pieces like this, Sherry. Well done!

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Thanks, everyone. Just realized I posted this collage on the eve of Father's Day, which is quite appropriate.

Kris Dickinson said...

This is marvelous!

peggy gatto said...

How much fun to have these!!! I love seeing old family photos!!!

Annes Art said...

Great postcard!