This week at Shop & Crop the DT theme was to scrap heritage layouts. I found some beautiful shots from my grandmother's early adulthood (I have zillions of old photos scanned onto my PC). She would have been about 20, so that would date the photos in the 1920s or 1930s. Have a look:
This is the acting/dance/music troupe she belonged to as a young woman. Such old photos! Look at the decor of the hall - I'd love to get my hands on that old lacey curtain! The original photos are quite small and I've left them like that, as that's how they printed their photos back then it would seem. The group one even has the heads cut off, lol.
But don't you think they've got character? I imagine someone taking the photos with one of those old cameras where they had to stick their head under a sheet to get the view and saw everything upside down.
This stripey paper in BasicGrey's Ambrosia line conjured up visions of circuses and troupes for some reason and reminded me of these photos.
In this next page I've tried to keep the focus on the photo. The butterflies on the Ambrosia Winsome paper were really the only ornament the page needed, I thought.
My grandmother with a friend, sometime in the late 1920s (?), judging from the fashion. My grandma is the one with that beautiful stylish hat on - the one that's completely hiding her face.
The original photo is a bit overexposed and quite grainy. It's slightly smaller than a 6x4 and I have left it at that size, although I would have loved to have enlarged it, but the quality just isn't there unfortunately. I guess that's what you got with "snapshots" back then. And that's what adds to the charm :).
That's it from me for today. See you soon.