Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge

Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge
One frosty and very still morning in November, 2010, Centennial Bridge, Miramichi, NB, Canada

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sepia Saturday, August 24, 2013

 These are pictures I took from the site Our Miramichi Heritage Photos.  It includes pictures of our locals.  Above, the Kerrs.  This picture has some of the themes, three in a picture, hand on the shoulder, bearded man, and a bonnet.
 The Mackays from Loggieville, NB  Many eyes gazing or staring at us.  I always wonder how these people looked like naturally with smiles.....
Hugh, Mary and George Marquis from Chatham, NB  Mary had quite a gaze going on, as their son, George.  (Note the hand on the shoulder, actually both shoulders.....

Put on your best gaze or stare, grab a bonnet, glue on a beard and visit http://www.sepiasaturday.blogspot.com  for more intriguing pictures!!! 


21 comments:

  1. I liked your comment about glueing on a beard. So many of them look "fake" to our eyes. Madame Kerr wears such a dramatic cloak. Love the hands on shoulders pose. I guess it was the "in" thing.

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  2. The first couple look rather old for that to be their daughter don't you think?
    You have followed the theme very well I must say
    Jackie
    Scrapbangwallop

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  3. I love seeing these early photographs and you have such marvellous examples.

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  4. Those formal portraits were clearly very similarly posed world-wide - the professional photographers must have all studied from the same manual!

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  5. Extra points for you this week for ticking so many of the theme suggestions. I agree about the expressions though. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a before and after picture, with the after picture showing them all smiling and relaxed?

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  6. They all look so serious that it's hard to imagine them in everyday clothes looking relaxed, much less laughing.

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  7. Three fine photos for the theme - but so formal and posed. How things have changed.

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  8. As my mother would say, "I wouldn't want to meet Mary Marquis in a dark alley!"

    Marvelous photos, mind you.

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  9. @Kat, poor little darling, she was probably very mild and meek, this is a persona they had to have for the camera.....aren't we lucky we can smile, laugh, clown around for a photo shoot now?

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  10. Mrs Mackay certainly looks more comfortable than the heavily-corseted Mrs Marquis.

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  11. I agree with the other Jackie, they do look rather old for that little girl to be their daughter! A great collection of such formal photos.

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  12. Wonderful examples of formal and stoic family portraits. Mrs. Mackay is my favorite with her reader glasses, prim and proper dress all the while STANDING over her family with her husband looking like he should have a blurb saying..."She insisted that I sit".

    Sue CollectInTexasGal~Today's Post~
    Older Sister Syndrome~Sepia SAT Sibling 3Some

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  13. Lovely pictures, especially the first one, they are just a masterpiece in their very own nature. I at first just kept reading and moved into your post about your mom, how wonderful that you can still spend time with her. You are so lucky, treasure these times!

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  14. Yes, God bless her, she is 83, soon to be 84, I do treasure the time spent with her.

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  15. A great threesome set of threesomes. I particularly like the Kerr photo -- It had a "sweeping" feel to it, like they woman and girl just swept in to take their place a moment before the shutter clicked. very nice photos.

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  16. I've been intrigued with some of the hats that older women in particular wore in the second half of the nineteenth century. Some of them seem totally unsuitable as hat. I'm not thinking of the fascinator-type, more the contraptions that look like a roound needlework box strapped on the top of the head. The one worn by the older woman in your first photograph is similar to what I'm talking about. Great photos, thank you Rosie.

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  17. The Makays appear to be in a hypnotic state.

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  18. I don't know if it was a fashion or just coincidence that in very early photos like the first one, children seem to always look directly at the camera while older people gaze off into the distance. Later there was a habit of having everyone look in a different direction which looks very odd to modern style.

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  19. @Mike, you are right, I went back and on further scrutiny, I notice that in all of the pictures, not all subjects are looking right directly at the camera, must have been how one took pictures back then...

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  20. Ah, I wouldn't mess with Mary Marquis!!
    The rest seems an agreeable lot.
    :)~
    HUGZ

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