Friday, 25 January 2008

PhotoHunter: old fashioned

I was fairly clear in my mind what I was going to use today, and I knew where to find the photographs. What I hadn't realised was that they were wrapped in some old newspaper from 1942 and in the newspaper were these two old fashioned advertisements.

1942 newspaper ad

Please note, it was during the war and the above advertisement is for American satin! Such luxury! It isn't only the subject matter that's old fashioned, but the style too.

1942 newspaper ad blood purifier

They are so completely unlike anything we have nowadays.

Then we come to the photos I was intending to show you, the first of my parents' wedding day in 1942, just after my father qualified. Immediately afterwards he went out to North Africa in the Royal Army Medical Corps.

1942 wedding group

The second shows my mother and a friend in my parents' flat, not long after that wedding. I am particularly delighted with this one because I still have the photo of my father that you can see on the mantelpiece and and my sister has the copper coal scuttle to the left of the picture.

room interior 1940s

So not only can you see old fashioned clothes, but also an old fashioned interior d├ęcor. The question is, when do old fashioned things become period items of some value?

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44 comments:

  1. what fantastic photos! Mine'll be up soon :-)

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  2. Fantastic photos! And I really like watching those old fashioned stuff since it somewhat brings nostalgia

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  3. I've been wondering what is the difference in "retro" and "old-fashioned"? Mine are up now,.

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  4. oh how I love the ads. that is priceless. great find.

    the photos are nice as well.
    have a great weekend.

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  5. "Period" pieces are generally worth a little bit of money once they hit about 50 yo - depending on what the current trend is. Once they get to 80 yo, it gets better. 100 and it is considered antique.

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  6. All really great photos - I really love the "oldies"!

    Happy Weekend.

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  7. What a lovely collection of old fashioned items. I love old stuff. Those old photos are precious.

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  8. Those are wonderful family photos! :) Terrific ads too. :) Perfect for this week's Hunt. :)

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  9. What a beautiful take ont his weeks theme! I love the sepias! :)

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  10. I'm looking at these photos this weekend and seeing all the old fashioned 'fashions'....and I'm liking it a lot. Wonder if we'll ever go back to them? I could be talked into wearing some of them for sure.

    My 'old fashioned' is posted, hope you can drop by and visit with me too, I love visitors!!!

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  11. Those newspaper are REALLY old. The second advertisement freak me out for a second reading 'Blood Mixture'. Nice old pictures you've got here! :)
    Its Not a Weekend;It's a Lifestyle

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  12. I love the old photos and ads..

    I must get round to scanning some of the very old stuff I have..

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  13. Oh thats a nice entry of this week's theme good choice.

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  14. You've kept the newspapers since then. And they're still in good condition.

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  15. Great photos! Mine's up too! :)

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  16. Well, that's cool that you were able to keep those pieces from the photos... that's always so special... and I love reading old newspapers and magazines from past time... it's neat seeing the prices and the furniture and clothes, things do change so much... wonderful post.
    Rocky Mountain Retreat

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  17. What gorgeous ads!
    And lovely photos.

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  18. now those are great memorable photos! thanks for sharing. :)

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  19. Very old indeed, old styles and old photos lol! Happy weekend!

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  20. Those are great. I love to see the older styles.

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  21. Wow those are all wonderful! How great that you have these to treasures...

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  22. These are all perfect for our old-fashioned theme. Those newpaper clippings are something. "blood purifier" - wow!

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  23. Those are wonderful photographs. I enjoyed the ads as well as the great ones of your parents.

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  24. Terrific series of shots! Having those wonderful family photo's to look back on is the best part!

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  25. I love to look at old pictures ! a lot of things come back as a fashion again and some become antiques.

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  26. What precious memories those photos hold for you. Thanks for sharing them. The newspapers ads are great. Times sure have changed.

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  27. These are wonderful. Real continuity there, and so many memories. Those ads are priceless.

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  28. I love the old photos! I wish I had thought of that.

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  29. You already know how I feel about old photos, especially of loved ones no longer with us. Lovely photos you have there!

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  30. Great photos! When I was looking I found old newspapers with similar adverts. They're wonderful, aren't they?

    We have a fireplace very similar to that one in our dining room!

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  31. Excellent choices - I love them all!

    Happy hunting!

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  32. I'm sure that living room was my grans house, it is so similar, the fireplace and lamp, one differance they had a black coal scuttle, yours must have been posh...

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  33. I ABSOLutely love these photos! Great ones of you parents!
    I wish I had more old photos like that. My family is all in Switzerland, and all those old albums are there. I am going there this summer. i will have to ask My uncle if I can have an album or two

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  34. Wow such a wonderful selection for this week's theme. Happy weekend

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  35. These are lovely photos of your parents and those newspaper wrappings were very serendipitous.
    Have a great weekend.

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  36. ooo...these are awesome pix n thank u for taking me for a walk down your memory lane. :)

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  37. Hi a. --

    You've got some wonderful photos up for this week's hunt. A question: What's (a) Blood Purifier??? As to my attempt at an answer to your question: I guess it's when they (a) become rare and/or (b) treasured memories get attached to them.

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  38. Can you believe it, it's not that far away since.

    Wonderful entry

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  39. thanks for popping by my blog!

    Great photos for the "old fashioned!" theme!

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  40. What an excellent choice...Those photos are just beautiful...Thanks for sharing....Mine is up too:
    Every Beat Of My Heart

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  41. Sold a 1930's house 8 yrs ago and since seeing it advertised for sale have been alternatively crying or muttering "how much?".
    All period features had been removed, leaving behind a half-finished loft-style shell.
    The fire-place in your photo was very similar to ours. Sure not as cute as victorian, but hey!
    Current neighbours have ripped out an ornate plaster ceiling to replace it with plasterboard & halogen spots. My philosophy is if you want modern then buy or build new, don't destroy buildings whose soul remains behind once you have left, but as they say, there's nowt so strange as folk. Or, just maybe, it's me that's strange.

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  42. what wonderful photos and memories. Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

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  43. Thank you everyone for your comments :)
    YSTL, I have absolutely no idea what Blood Purifier is, nor would I care to try it if I came across any. My guess is that either it had no active ingredients, or was positively dangerous. :)
    Anonymous 28/01 I couldn't agree more. I sometimes have this fanciful thought that we don't really own houses, but are their guardians for future generations. And maybe I'm strange too :)

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