Father 1948

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skida on September 28, 2008

Taken by my mother on their honeymoon in 1948.

Legal Note: I inherited the photo collection when my parents died and therefore own the copyright.

skida on September 30, 2008

The modern view is here.

slidersmom on October 1, 2008

very kewl photo! i inherited our family photos too! kat

skida on October 2, 2008

Thanks kat. I love old photos so it was especially good to go to this location and get a modern comparison.

Rafael (Retrocool) on October 30, 2008

great idea.......i definitely love the before and after photo....

skida on October 31, 2008

Many thanks, Rafael. I am glad that I was able to find the exact location, though I felt a bit strange standing in the eact same spot as my late father had, 60 years before.

Jürgen Schnabel on November 5, 2008

Nice idea !

skida on November 5, 2008

Thanks Juergen. The result was much better than I expected.

Andre Speek on November 23, 2008

Wonderfull pair Skida, so many things changed over the years but also so much that stayed the same... Great historical and sentimental value captured there ! :)

skida on November 23, 2008

Many thanks Andre. I just thought of another comparison: The 1948 photo was taken on a Kodak Box Brownie and the 2008 photo on a Kodak Z812IS!

Andre Speek on November 23, 2008

Both a Kodak, and the Box Brownie and the Z812IS are also represants of 2 different generations... :)

Where your father had to be carefull as a vampire in the daylight, with the roles when opening the cam... then the anxiety of waiting until the film was developed... the great care in not smudging the glossy paper with dirty fingers when holding them for the first time...

Ah, the romance of those glory days of photography... :)

skida on November 23, 2008

If I could afford it I would also use film photography. I loved my Olympus system!

whoelius on November 9, 2009

Fantastic :). The before and now brings a smile.

skida on November 9, 2009

Thanks, whoelius. I wish I could find more old photos to make comparison shots.


Am Billy on May 20, 2014

Nice looking laddie with dark hair and nice smile
This picture of your Father causes me to pause and enjoy for a while.
--- Thank you ---

skida on May 20, 2014

Thanks AH. Your rhyme made me smile as it reminded me of an old friend.


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Photo taken in Bamburgh, Bamburgh, Northumberland NE69, UK

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