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
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
Fantastic era and picture! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks oronbb. Quite a character, isn't he! - bb
Wow, a real character. :-) nik
All is perfect,L.My greetings
Greetings from Italy
Thanks Michele I appreciate your interest in these old photos. Greetings from beamish boy - IRELAND
wow that's a man...serious character indeed Jim :) like
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
Loved reading it! This is Poetry indeed. You can surely be proud and many, many thanks for sharing!
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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