My paternal Great Grandfather as a Victorian gentleman. circa 1890's

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Jim Mills on September 10, 2010

My Great Grandfather posing here probably in a photographer's studio. In the background is a "Scrap Screen", a popular device of those times. - bb

Teresa Jankowska on September 11, 2010


Jim Mills on September 11, 2010

Glad you like this series of old photos Teresa. Thanks very much for your visit, comments, and all your likes. Best wishes. beamish boy - IRELAND

Dror Ben David on September 18, 2010

Fantastic era and picture! Thanks for sharing!

Jim Mills on September 18, 2010

Thanks oronbb. Quite a character, isn't he! - bb on September 19, 2010

Wow, a real character. :-) nik

aggeliki.k on September 20, 2010

All is perfect,L.My greetings

Michele Cassani on September 22, 2010

Hi bb

fantastic series!


Greetings from Italy


Jim Mills on September 22, 2010

Thanks Michele I appreciate your interest in these old photos. Greetings from beamish boy - IRELAND

thor☼odin™ on September 24, 2010

wow that's a man...serious character indeed Jim :) like

Jim Mills on September 24, 2010

Yes, a character indeed! By some accounts, a Gentleman and a bit of a Vagabond (as in R.L. Stevenson's "The Vagabond"):


Give to me the life I love, Let the lave go by me, Give the jolly heaven above And the byway nigh me.

Bed in the bush with stars to see, Bread I dip in the river- There's the life for a man like me, There's the life for ever.

Let the blow fall soon or late, Let what will be o'er me; Give the face of earth around, And the road before me.

Or let autumn fall on me Where afield I linger, Silencing the bird on tree, Biting the blue finger.

White as meal the frosty field - Warm the fireside haven - Not to autumn will I yield, Not to winter even!

Wealth I ask not, hope nor love, Nor a friend to know me ; All I ask, the heaven above And the road below me.

Sentiments which I have related to in parts of my own life! - Jim

Dror Ben David on September 24, 2010

Loved reading it! This is Poetry indeed. You can surely be proud and many, many thanks for sharing!

Jim Mills on September 24, 2010

Thanks very much oronbb. You can thank R.L. Stevenson for the delightfully romantic poetry and my Great Grandfather for inspiring me. Thanks for your visit. - bb

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