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Days Gone By

By AnneWorner  
When family members pass away, often small treasures are found within their belongings. These two snapshots were in an envelope of loose photographs in my uncle's flat. We have our own personal copies of these, but not with commentary written on the back.

Our family lived in Vancouver, Canada when these were taken, and I think my mother sent photos home to her sister in Norway with text on the back explaining who, what, when, where etc. On the back of this one it says: "Taken by Anne Toril" - in other words, this is one of my very early photographic endeavors Smile What fun.

The two pictured here are my mother and father - some of you may recognize a much younger version of my mother than what I've previously uploaded to the gallery.

Another photograph, v2, shows me with an old camera that my father used to let me use - he would help me with the settings and then tell me to "shoot".

Thanks for allowing me this trip down memory lane, and for looking,


Let's get something started here Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Film General Vintage Black and white Portraitsandpeople Portraits and people Every Day

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JimV 11 6 3 Canada
31 Jan 2013 3:52AM
Thank YOU for taking us down memory lane with you Anne, all the way back to 1956 (from the licence plate)!
I think you did a better job of taking V1 than whoever took V2, though it's nice to see the young you!
Rgds., Jim

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Tibetan 5 3 England
31 Jan 2013 2:24PM
Nice car my late Father had a Canadian Hudson in the early 50's V6. don't make cars like that anymore, memories that's what these are all about, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Source 7
31 Jan 2013 11:58PM
Wonderful photos
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
1 Feb 2013 1:37AM
Two great oldies, love the laudry in v2--

I love old photos-- got a ton from my parents and John's -- so enjoyed seeing yours!
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
1 Feb 2013 3:18AM
Great golden oldies Anne !! Love the Pontiac !!Grin
Rogerex 11 32 12 Australia
1 Feb 2013 3:28AM
Good to see these reminders of the past. I should scan some of mine too.
Thanks for sharing.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
1 Feb 2013 4:20AM
Anne, you were shooting great shots from the very beggining -- and I love you holding that camera.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
1 Feb 2013 5:15AM
I too love old photos and have hundreds. V1 is very well taken by you as a little girl. .......Sandy
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
1 Feb 2013 6:12AM
What wonderful memories, Anne, love the cigarette in the lady's hand in V.1 Grin. V.2 is so cute, you started you photographic life very earlySmile Carol
jdinne 15 16 England
1 Feb 2013 8:23AM
Wonderful treasured memories Anne.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
1 Feb 2013 8:39AM
Was that your attempt at 'smiling for the camera', on v2, Anne! Smile Wonderful memories. Have you started something here....

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 9:01AM
Hey, had the better eye for composition even at that age! Wink
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 11:04AM
Excellent............. Love old photographsGrin
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
1 Feb 2013 11:07AM
Special memories. Great that there was info on the back. So often old photos lack any info. A nightmare for those of us who carry out research into the family tree and never know the answer as to whom we are looking at!

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 12:06PM
About Memories

C'est quelque chose qui nous échappe
les souvenirs qui filent en vrac
Dans les mailles de son filet
la mémoire veut les attrapper
Mais comment oublier
toute cette vie qui fut la nôtre
elle restera dans l'éternité
racontée par tant d'autres.

It is something that avoids us
the memories which go off loose
In the stitches of his net
memory wants attrapper
But how forget
all this life which was ours
she will stay in eternity

Regards Nathan
told by so many others.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 3:05PM
Thank you for sharing your treasures with us Anne - what a wonderful find.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
1 Feb 2013 4:44PM
this is so moving...
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
1 Feb 2013 4:44PM
Such a great treasure

1 Feb 2013 5:37PM
What Treasures indeed Anne, and so lovely to have them to look back on, as no doubt, the younger members of your Family will do in many Years to come.

John Smile
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 6:44PM
Great stuff Ann
meniko 7 Cyprus
1 Feb 2013 8:49PM
you see, thats an early proof how gifted you are!!!
wonderful shot!
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 9:12PM
My parents have many photographs from this period. Fascinating and much treasure.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
2 Feb 2013 8:31AM
Love these. Thanks so much for sharing this trip with us, Anne. How old were you when you shot V1?? 'Cos it's an EXCEPTIONAL shot. Goodness. You've had it in your blood, obviously. And so very cute you are in V2, face all scrunched up in the sun Grin

Once again, thanks for these Smile

Tibetan 5 3 England
2 Feb 2013 10:54AM
Hope I can put a vote in now Ann, regards Leon. sorry it got lostGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Richsr 11 91 223 England
4 Feb 2013 11:38AM
A fine memory for you Anne
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
5 Feb 2013 1:16AM
Thanks to all who stopped by Smile

andmolliethedog 12 120 11 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 6:07PM
fabulous and authentic to this type of work.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
10 Feb 2013 10:35AM
Lovely nostalgic trip for you Anne. Time passes by much too quickly.!!GrinGrin

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