Sunday, 22 January 2012

Dutch Cousins

I have been talking via FaceBook to my long-lost Dutch cousin who has lived in France for many years. She and I have shared some family history - specifically photos. She has some I had never seen and I have some she had never seen. 

We're going to arrange a family reunion of the English, Dutch and French contingents over the next 12 months. 

This one is one she gave me and is of my grandfather and grandmother - or opa and oma. Opa was born in 1882 and died in 1947.


  1. Has the severe look of the times. No dancing naked in the moonlight for them, I suspect.

  2. One has to remember that the exposure time of film all those years ago was very much longer that of more recent time. The subject has to remain still for several seconds and this naturally gave rise to some stern expressions.

  3. I noticed these on Facebook and immediately thought that you might have joined us with Sepia Saturday. Photographs of such antiquity are so full of information aren't they - you could base an entire history lesson on each one.