This photo of my great grandfather George Henry Standing (1878-1943) had me reaching back through time. I had heard a number of family stories about the man but I had no idea what he looked like and what he was really like as a man. He died eleven years before I was born and I… Continue reading Family Photo Friday – George Henry Standing
Week 41 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: CONTEXT Most of us have really interesting, sometimes strange, family photos that really need a context or an explanation in order to make sense of them . Two photos that include Allan Harris, my rugby league loving grandfather dressed up as a most unattractive nurse, fall into this… Continue reading The Ugly Sisters of Lismore Base Hospital
This wonderful photo is just one of the collection of family photos that I inherited. Unfortunately, I can't find any details about the bride or her wedding. The anonymous bride The photo does provide a couple of small clues as to when the wedding took place. These help date the photo. They also give some… Continue reading Family Photo Friday – I would dearly love to give this beautiful bride a name!
To me, the really amazing thing about this week's photo is that I was nursed on many occasions by the subject; someone who had been described in the Northern Star as an "early pioneer' of the far north coast region of New South Wales . (1 ) The 'early pioneer' in this informal portrait is… Continue reading Family photo Friday
. Today's photo is a 1920s studio portrait of my grandfather William Henry Allan Harris (i906-1985), his sister Iris Edna Harris (1910-1998) and his brother Herbert Erroll Harris (1908-1996). The subjects are the three children of my paternal great grandparents, Herbert John Harris (1881-1977) and Mary Isabel Browning (1885-1972). The family was living at 16… Continue reading Family photo Friday – A study in sepia
Week 32 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: SISTER Today's family photo is a wonderful studio portrait of a paternal great grandmother Christina Ann Woolley nee Hicks (1875-1951), one of her her sisters Margaret Cook nee Hicks (1865-1952) and a sister- in law Lucy Hicks nee Keene. Lucy was married to George Hicks (1873-1956). One of… Continue reading Family Photo Friday – The Sisters
For the sunglasses alone! This week’s photo is of a paternal aunt, Iris Poolman née Harris. I chose this beautiful portrait to start the ‘Photo Friday’ series as it really captures the essence of the subject - a stylish woman who a niece recalls was “most attractive with lovely skin...the same until she died”. Born… Continue reading Family Photo Friday: Great Aunt Iris