Friday, April 27, 2007

Vote for your favorite old photo!

Thanks to everyone who submitted an old photo for the contest! Here are the entries. Vote by leaving a comment with the number of your favorite (YOU CAN LEAVE A COMMENT BY CLICKING HERE). Voting will be open for ONE week only, so forward the link to all your friends so they can vote, too! The winner gets an awesomely cute bracelet from Jessica Hughes. You can see the original contest post here : (CONTEST)

PHOTO #1

Submitted by Jennifer : "This is my father as a kid, it makes me giggle to see him this small but I love his little car and his facial expression just rocks."



PHOTO #2

Submitted by Lisa: "This is a copy of my Grandma (Juana Castro, front row, far left) from 1933, when she played banjo in a big band. Even though she never smiled in photographs (unless we could catch her off guard), and we never saw her in the vicinity of a musical instrument, she was the most delightful and generous person I've ever had the privilege of knowing."



PHOTO #3

Submitted by Donna : "The attached picture is of my Grandma and Grandpa on their wedding day. My Grandma died when my Mom was 8 so I never met her but if she was half the Mother my Mom is...She was a wonderful lady! My Grandpa raised my Mom (8), and two aunts (5 years old and 2 months old) by himself in the late 40's and early 50's. I think this image was probably taken late 1930."



PHOTO #4

Submitted by Teresa : My Dad has held all kinds of jobs throughout his life, he was a photographer for the army and then for General Dynamics, he was a sign painter for over 20 yrs, he currently installs septic systems. This picture is from when he worked for a fake old western town. The gun is loaded w/ blanks and he had just come from a fake gun battle.



PHOTO #5

Submitted by Courtney: "This is my Naunie, Frances Lee Berry, when she was a young woman. She and I share a middle name with her father. I just think she was so beautiful in this picture. It's actually a photo I took of the original, which is hanging in my mother's house. Naunie died when I was 8, but I remember her as a very loving woman. And my mother is so much like her it's scary! They're both wonderful grandmothers, artists and gardeners."



PHOTO #6

Submitted by Dorinda : "It's me and my brother playing at Hemisfair Park. My mom used to make our clothes. Notice my slick striped pants."



PHOTO #7

Submitted by Christin : "this is my grandmother. I live behind her. It just makes me wish I knew what she was really like back then. When I was in 7th grade I did a biography on her and blew this picture up real big for the cover."



PHOTO #8

Submitted by Catherine : "Who's in this photo? We're not sure. This photo is from my great-grandmother's photo album. The photos had been glued in a black paged album and a lot of them were torn out several years ago so the back of the photo is just black paper, the place that might have had written info! We think it's my mothers', mother's, father's friends... =) It was taken in the early 30s in western Oklahoma. I was given a rather large stack of very old and battered photos in hopes that I would be able to restore some of them and this one is by far my favorite.
I love it because it's real and sweet and reminds me of a simpler time. The baby and mother smiling at each other is so cute. The dog looks like he's going to pounce on something in the dirt. The clothes on the mother, the little bear feet of the baby..all reasons I like it. What we can see of the house also reminds me of my paternal great grandfathers simple country home."




PHOTO #9

Submitted by Katherine : "Here's my favorite photograph of my Grandfather Gerald Shipley, he was a photographer and lived in Nicaragua, Cuba and Panama before he married. He was the first photographer in the family and traveled around documenting his world with an old Graflex. My Aunt got the prints but my Mom got the big negatives (3 x 5) so I've been busy scanning and re printing them. Here he is modeling for a friend drinking out of a coconut!"



PHOTO #10

Submitted by Mariah : "My dad and me when I first came home...I love it because my dad actually has hair :)"



PHOTO #11

Submitted by Kristin : "Here is one of my favs. It's a picture of my fraternal grandmother on her confirmation. I love it because she just looks so young and beautiful."



Thanks again to everyone who entered! It was GREAT hearing from all of you and a joy to see all your favorite old photos! Keep visiting the blog for more contests soon!

97 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like no. 1
please submit my vote!

Donna said...

Number 3!!!!

alanrhodes said...

Number three what a great story dads rule!

Renee said...

I LOVE number 3!!!! its amazing to see true love and a wonderful grandpa to go with it!

Lyn said...

Number 3! What a beautiful photo and what a touching story!

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, number one is SO cute!

Jennifer said...

Man, these are great! It's a tough call, but I'm lovin' #1.

Courtney said...

#5! #5! ;)

Cole said...

I like #5. And it has nothing to do with it being my great-grandmother. :)

Anonymous said...

Number 3 is beautiful! Very classic and sophisticated and the story behind the dad featured is a tear rendering one...who wouldn't vote for a man who stood by his children.

Erleichda! said...

#5, but I might be a little biased. ;-)

-Robin

Maryann said...

#3 !!!!!!!!!!!! Great Photo.

Anonymous said...

What a beauty,#5 has my vote. Grandmothers are a precious gift that we seem to have for only a short time in our lives! Jean F.

Shenanigans said...

My vote is for #3!

Jodie

Anonymous said...

3 is my vote. Te story is heartwarming and the image reminds me of a classic Hollywood silent movie.

Anonymous said...

All are great, but the dad's happiness and love in 10 pushed that one over the top for me.

Anonymous said...

#5 gets my vote! A beautiful picture with a beautiful story....

mammaw said...

#5 is a true winner

P said...

Number 5 please !!

Anonymous said...

#3 is beautiful - and has a very beautiful, personal story. I can feel the love from the photograph and the submitter. That makes it my FAVORITE! So, add one more for #3 :) Thanks!

Anonymous said...

No. 9 Is my favorite. What appeals to me is the documentary/how to aspect. Great fun to see this one in particular...
John W.

Anonymous said...

#6 is a cutie. I remember that spaceship. :)

Anonymous said...

I vote for #8, because if I don't, my wife will kill me. And 'cuz I like it. :)

Anonymous said...

#3 is the best!!

Anonymous said...

I like #8 because it reminds me of the great times I have had at my grandparents house and my husbands grandparents. Life was so simple back then and family mattered the most!!!

Anonymous said...

#3

Anonymous said...

I LOVE #9! it should win the contest hands down.

Kathie Sever said...

as john lennon once said,
"number 9, number 9, number 9............."

Moments Matter said...

I ought to vote for my own but I choose #3 also.

christpher said...

Love number 8, taken during a great american era

roxyandkai / photography by sarah quiara said...

Look at all the votes we're getting!! That's awesome! :) Just remember all you anonymous people, this voting is on the HONOR system - no voting duplicates. Let's be fair!

Keep the votes coming! Good luck to all of you who entered :) :) :)

Jennifer said...

I vote for #8. Babies always make the cutest pictures!

Jonathan said...

Number 8! What a precious moment between mother and child!

Aad said...

Number 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Greetings from The Netherlands.

Anonymous said...

#8
They're all so neat, though.

Anonymous said...

Number 3...please!

Anonymous said...

#8!!!

Anonymous said...

I just love pic #1. The little pedal push car & boy is just too cute!

Wendy

Anonymous said...

I vote for #8, it's so precious!

Anonymous said...

Number 9!!

Brittany said...

#8

Catherine said...

Can we vote for our own? If so, I vote for #8! Haha!

Anonymous said...

I like # 8. I really love old family pictures that also include the family pets.

Anonymous said...

I vote for #5!
A timeless photo of a wonderful mother and grandmother.

Anonymous said...

#6 is great, kids having fun... it has got my vote

Anonymous said...

Great picts throughout. I vote for number 9. Good story about photography in a families history.

Anonymous said...

Number 5!! Gorgeous lady!

-bob

Steve said...

#5 Classic Black & White Studio work.

Anonymous said...

#5!!!

Calamarci said...

#9 All the way. He's such a hunk!

Anonymous said...

Number 6! I think the two kids are so cute!

-Carm

Anonymous said...

#5 all the way

Darci said...

Number 3 is absolutly beautiful!!

Dianne said...

It has to be #5, it's my beautiful mom!

Anonymous said...

Number 2.

Great picture.

Jenn Sanders said...

I'm voting for my own photo... #1. :) thanks for posting it, and thanks to those that have voted for it.- J

Anonymous said...

I like No. 5

Anonymous said...

#5!!!!!

Anonymous said...

#1 all the way. He shows so much character in just one look. Great texture with the wearing of the picture as well.

-JCH

Anonymous said...

Number 1! Adorable.

Anonymous said...

Number 1, is mighty fine

CL

Anonymous said...

I love #2

Carla Veeeeeeeeeeee said...

#1, Go Pete!! I see nothing but Jennifer and Charlie!!!!! ;)

melissa said...

I love photo 1 there is just something great about that

melissa said...

I like photo 1 the best, there is just something to that one

Anonymous said...

Number 9!

Anonymous said...

#2.....memories, memories!

Bboy said...

#1 is where it's at!

Erin said...

#1 because Pete looks like a bad M.F....shhhh shut yo mouth, just like a mini Shaft! Love Daughters of Pete

Anonymous said...

Number 8 was by far my favorite!

slapp happy said...

Number one is my pick. It looks like a true candid shot. But nice pictures all the way around.

Ian Nicklaus Crume said...

I vote for the pretty lady – #5.

Carlin said...

I vote for #1.

Anonymous said...

#2 is the one

Anonymous said...

#1 Jennifer's
#2 Dorinda's

cnr

Janice said...

I really LOVE #5 - she looks like a Hollywood actress - gorgeous!

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

:-)

Anonymous said...

Number 3 gets my vote.
She didn't tell anyone she could
play.

Anonymous said...

I vote for number two

Those were the good ole' days

mary said...

Number one! Just look at the pimp ride. They see me rollin'. They hating!

Shally said...

#5 .... timeless beauty... fantastic person... Aunt Francis!

Anonymous said...

number 1

Anonymous said...

#1 cool pic and sweet car !

Marcus

Anonymous said...

#1

Aimee said...

My vote goes to #1 Your Dad looks so cute!
-Aimee R

Laurel Lee said...

#1 - rollin' twenty deep in this mutha...

Anonymous said...

I vote for #8! I love old pictures of family!

M. Riley said...

my vote goes to # 1 M. Riley

Anonymous said...

Number three...I am married to their daughter...and love this!

Patrick said...

Number 1 is my favorite

Anonymous said...

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roxyandkai / photography by sarah quiara said...

VOTING IS OVER! Thanks everyone!! :)

Anonymous said...

# 6 Hemisfair Park.

U.S. UFO
Cool it looks like a tramp-o-leen.
Re Becca J.

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