A Strip With Some Festive Snaps

USA 1960s

Hello little girls, with your wonky mummy-cut fringes! I love your complementing striped tops. You are working so beautifully together to compose these photos. Your mum and dad must’ve been so thrilled with them!

The strip of these two cuties came from a photo album in which the following three snapshots were found.


A Christmas with a new baby. Is it a boy or a girl?


It’s another girl. What an extravagant Easter!


The girl holding the jug of hooch and the pipe is presumed to be the mother of the three sisters. I wonder if this was just a dress-up game or were the costumes for a party or Halloween? Either way it is a fabulous precursor to this little history of girlhood.

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  1. Yah, the 60’s, I remember, I was there, not in THOSE pictures but in many others during the 60’s. Yes, I’ve ‘dated’ myself, but living thru those years gave us wisdom and appreciation for both life THEN and NOW….. we learned watching the twilight zone and now we live in the Twilight Zone! Life…. I tell ya!!!! More great pics, those took me back (obviously), love them, thanks again K for sharing them with us! Hugz !!!

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    • Thanks Vin. Another comment to make me chuckle. 😃🌷. I wish I’d grown up with The Twilight Zone but I don’t think I’d’ve been allowed to watch it. I did have Doctor Who❤️ though.

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  2. Ah so you don’t collect and share just photo booth snaps, it’s other family photos too? These are the kind of photos that can often tell you more than pages of memoirs…

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    • I’m a keen collector of lots of different types of photos, as well as other bits and bobs, Dan. I’ve had to cut down a lot since being unable to work, so stick to photobooth photos and the occasional real photo postcard of Edwardian theatre people. I try to buy photos to keep them together so that they can tell a larger story, but sometimes it is hard to tell what belongs with what in online auctions. The expense can be prohibitive, too.

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  3. Mommy-cut fringes is right! How I remember those days…great strip. Nice to have those other photos too — adds a lot to their story.

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    • Thanks Roberta! Yes, I was subjected to home hairdos too. I didn’t care how they looked but the sitting still on a tall stool to have it done was sheer torture! 😫

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  4. I love their eyes reflecting the inner beauty and innocence which characterizes a child’s period of growth. As time passes, that brightness gradually decreases and sometimes totally disappears.

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    • Yes, so sad we have to conceal so much as we grow older. Hopefully the inner beautiful world doesn’t disappear for everyone.

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  5. I’m probably going to burn in hell for this (not that I’m not already going for other reasons) but my first impression was, “What cute little lesbians!”

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    • Burning in hell isn’t an option as only peace and tranquillity exists outside of this world. (I’m a lapsed Catholic Atheist, so I’ve created my own version of where people go. You are safe! 😁)

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  6. Mommy-cut! No such luck for me. My dad bought some manual clippers from a barber wanting a little cash to bet on a horse. They weren’t the best, and, my God! they pulled when he cut our hair! Sitting on a 44 gallon drum in the back garden.
    These two kids are beautiful. The one on the right is a robust looking kid and I can’t decide whether she’s a girl or he’s a boy. Either way they look like joyful children having fun. (Heather thinks he’s a boy, maybe he’s a cousin?)

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    • PULLED WHILE CUTTING? ARRRGH! That is childhood torture. I could barely stand having my hair brushed, let alone being attacked with blunt clippers. You have my sympathy. 😄

      I think the costumed pair are both girls, from memory. It is annoying that I can’t see the photos when replying in the Notifications part of the WP app.

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  7. Gems you found there. I wonder what pushes people to discard family albums? It is part of their history.
    Bon week-end Kate

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    • Hi Brian, I do know of a few families who grabbed the cash of an inheritance and threw everything else away. 😠 Mostly I think things either get moved on when the holder of the photos no longer remembers anyone in them, or someone dies without any family to pass them on to. Then again that is probably wishful thinking that they are in the majority. . .

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      • Yeah, memory fades. My daughters have no idea who the people in my old albums are, let alone in my parents albums. Hence the importance of writing detailed captions. 🙂 Fact is in my Senior high school album, I don’t remember everybody. Have a lovely week. Cheers.

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        • Thanks Brian. I know what you mean about not remembering everyone from school!

          I’ve tried to get as much information from my mum about unfamiliar faces in grandma’s albums. She has been really good at filling in some gaps. She has said on numerous photos, “I’ve no idea, but Cecilie, (her sister) will know.”, but unfortunately Cecilie lives in New Zealand and is not that good at replying to emails. 😢

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          • A shame about Aunt Cecilie. Must be a generation thing. Have you tried sending her scans of photos? Otherwise you will just have to pack your albums and fly to the land of Kiwis… 🙂

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    • So did I! 😆. You don’t see it these days, in Australia at least. I guess that is due to us being (generally) much wealthier and much more time-poor.

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