All Her Yesterdays…

By alison January 8, 2006 3 Comments 1 Min Read

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I bought this battered old photograph album, not just because I adore the little flower on the front, but because the pictures inside were so utterly fascinating…
They start with a page of photographs of a woman who looks like she could have stepped straight out of Bloomsbury,  (complete with huge cigar!)
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Then go on to feature the life of this rather saucy member of the Armed Forces…

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…Her extremely well documented social life,  many men friends and life in the hotel she apparently  resides in…
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Then more than thirty photograph’s of her posing alone in an armchair, kissing her funny little dog…
What could it all mean?  Who was she? How was she related to the woman on the first page? Why is she so fascinated by that dog? Does she live in that hotel? Why is she in uniform?
Too many questions and no hope of ever finding an answer…
If only vintage images could tell us their story…

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3 Comments

  1. Meredith says:

    Have you seen "Amelie"? That reminds me of some parts where they find photos too…

  2. Savannah says:

    Interesting. Possibly our ideas of her life are more glamourous than the real deal. If you really think about it, she looks a bit lonely and no little "Finley" to hold. But a character, none the less, I'll admit. Where do you find your treasures like this?

  3. denise says:

    Among my most treasured possessions are a photo album and a scrapbook that belonged to my grandmother — photos of her days as a girl at school, her travels out West in 1912, scraps of all the meaningful things that happened to her as a new wife and mother. I never knew her, as she died years before I came along, but when my aunt, her daughter, entrusted these to me I felt honored and connected to my family in a way I never had before. The photo album you have is a treasure — I like to think that somewhere her granddaughter may be surfing the internet and just happen upon this blog and in turn happen upon the profound feelings I have been blessed to experience. Stranger things have happened….

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