Thursday, May 14, 2009

Vintage Photo Friday

It's that time again, and this week I'm going to share from what is probably my favorite set of pictures ever.

Alice Matlack
These are all pictures of Alice Matlack (my husband's grandmother, AP Holly's youngest daughter) in July 1944, at the family turkey ranch in Ramona, California.

Alice Matlack
These were taken by a traveling photographer to send to her husband (the gentleman in the photo on her table) who had just been drafted into the Army for World War 2. The originals are actually stereoscopic slides, which are falling apart, so we couldn't look at most of them in the viewer.

Alice Matlack
What makes these so interesting is that she never thought she was pretty. Her sister Helen was the 'pretty' one, and Elizabeth was the 'beautiful' one. But she was very committed to being a good wife, and so she got dolled up and posed for these photos. I'm so glad the family has these pictures, because she was a beautiful person inside and out. She was one of those people who is bad at posing for photos, so she frequently has her eyes closed, or a funny look on her face in the more recent photos.

Alice Matlack
This one is much more her speed. I think she was a bit of a tomboy as a young girl,and she never outgrew her love of hiking and horses and all things western.

You are missed Hoon.

For more vintage photos visit Paper Dolls for Boys

2 comments:

  1. ...truly beautiful pics!! I'm not surprised that you cherish them so much!

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  2. She is a beauty - and I love her shoes in the second to last pic!

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