Friday, 28 September 2007

PhotoHunter: original

Some original papers we found in this house

I think probably these should have been entered last week, and last week's entry would have suited this week, but never mind, these are originals.

Above are a driving licence, a receipt for rental, and a hunting licence, all dated 1938.

These papers are letters written 1945 - 1947, again all found in this house. They are interesting because they mention the hard times in France just after the war.

One is from the archbishop saying he was going to be in the area, and did any of the parishioners have eggs or similar produce to spare because they were having difficulties managing - he asks if they can give anything "for the sake of our future priests".

Another is from Guadaloupe saying that they had been looking for chocolate and vanilla to send over, but couldn't find any. They could buy coffee at a ridiculous price, but there was no sugar whatsoever.

I didn't crop the second one quite so much, so that you can see the original floor tiles in the house.

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61 comments:

  1. Wow, those are spectacular glimpses of history. Great work.

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  2. great idea!

    its very interesting reading those.

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  3. Wow it's great to see such documents. Great take on this week's theme. Happy weekend

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  4. Those are great, what a neat part of history to have found.

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  5. Oh my, how awesome to find origianl papers in your house! The tiles were awesome too, Are you renovating this old house? My photo is up, please come and visit

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  6. Those are great for the original theme. I love old original documents. Happy weekend.

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  7. Oh wow! Original historical documents are fabulous for THIS weeks theme! I think you did great!

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  8. great choice..very original...
    mine is up too.

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  9. Nice entries this week! And very original indeed! Mines up too;)

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  10. What finds! It is so cool to find documents in your house...it makes one feel more "connected"! Excellent entry for the theme!

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  11. What a treasure you found! Do you know, or know of, the original owners? It reminds me that I need to get into the attic of my 100+ year old house. My nephew said that there would be "old paper" up there. But there are bats, too!

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  12. Man, talk about ancient! That's the year I was born ('47!). I love history like this - from those who lived through it.
    The tiles are spectatular!

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  13. These are great and original. I have such collections too especially those original stamp collections from Queen E's Coronation period but they are all sealed up in vacuum packs. Plastic surface is not so easy to shoot after all.

    Anyway, congrats for being the site of the week.A job well done! Happy weekend too!

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  14. your house seems to carry a lot of mysteries. that's a great find! auction it? :)

    happy weekend!:)

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  15. Ohh wow that is soo cool!!great entry truly original!!

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  16. Excellent entry for original! Congrats!

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  17. Awesome photos. I almost used my uncle's ration coupon book from WWII, but went another way.
    Photo Hunters

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  18. wow.... this is not only original but antique. hehe.....

    great pick with interesting stories. thanks for sharing! :)

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  19. These are terrific choices for our original theme. Congrats on being site-of-the-week.

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  20. Excellent finds and great choices for this week!!

    Have a great weekend.

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  21. very original idea...I love this post!:)

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  22. congrats for being the site of the day...that's authentic!

    please visit mine
    Trinity

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  23. Wow. I found some papers in my attic from 1938, too. The most creepy ones were newspaper clippings about Hitler' rise. The guy who saved them seemed to think Hitler was a cool dude.

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  24. Very cool! What wonderful, old, original pieces of paper. :) Amazing pieces of history!

    My original photo.

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  25. more than 50 years old! amazing!

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  26. That is what I would call original. Cool.

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  27. Very cool. I always look for hidden treasures in any new house I live in... I'm never so lucky ;-)

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  28. Cool idea:) Thanks for visiting my site:)

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  29. Thanks for sharing those precious documents. My, those original documents are a treasure, each having their own stories. Your house must be a very interesting place to live in.

    Have a great weekend A :)

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  30. Wow, these are wonderful. I love original papers! Great choice.

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  31. this are great stuffs. Happy PH

    mine is up at My Two Cents Worth and
    The Four Seasons Of My Life I hope You can visit me too. TC

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  32. Those are awesome! I love old letters, etc. So cool and historic. Really great for this week's theme.

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  33. Wonderful originals, so great to have a piece of history at your own home!

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  34. wow very nice pics! I think those are old already huh! Great job on the pic!

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  35. I like to find old letters, or newspapers !

    Don't forget the cruise tomorrow I take you all to the Garda Lake !

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  36. An original piece of history, just shows you the mundane stuff is just as interesting.

    Cheers Mark

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  37. Congratulations for being choosen to the site of the day for the photo hunt - the right choice :-)

    Oh, I'd love to have found those too! That's really a bit of the history you have there. I love to read how they had it in the past!

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  38. Congratulations for being site of the day for Photo Hunt! Those are neat originals. Cool to see history live from a real persons point of view.
    Happy Hunting!
    Your FL furiends,

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  39. Those are fascinating papers. We love going through old papers--okay my human does. I love shredding!

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  40. I love original old documents, letters, postcards... beautiful take on the theme!!

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  41. Great choice of photos and a great memories too. Mine is up! Hope you can visit me. Have a great week.

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  42. I like to read old papers and letters. I don't know why. It came a few times ago. I found one day old cards sent during the fist wold war from a young soldat to his family! It was something!

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  43. Congratulations on being the site of the week!

    What a Super find that fits perfectly with our theme this week. A great part of history to have in your home.

    I have mine posted:http://thelifeandtimesofgran.blogspot.com/2007/09/photo-hunters-original.html

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  44. What a wonderful find and an excellent idea for this week's theme! Thank you for sharing your papers and lovely tiles with us.

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  45. Very cool "Original" post -- and I mean the words along with photos. :)

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  46. It must have been nice going through those old papers especially the letters. A good glimpse of how things were at that era.

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  47. Wow, I've never had so many comments! Thank you all very much indeed for taking the trouble to visit and comment.

    Interestingly (I was watching the stats) even when allowing for a higher than normal hit on a Saturday, only half the people who visit make a comment. That surprises me, but means I appreciate the comments all the more :)

    The reason I mention it is that I would like to visit your blogs in return, but if there is no comment I can't. I think I have been round all of you, but if I have missed anyone, my apologies.

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  48. Wow! What a cool find!

    Mine's up too :)

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  49. That is very neat! Thanks for stopping by my PH yesterday. Sorry I'm late getting here...but so glad I did. I love old things like this, especially when they tell a story.

    :-) Susan

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  50. Interesting photos. So much history in those letters. They must be valuable.

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  51. Interesting original finds! Come and see mine.

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