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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sepia Saturday: 90 - 3 September 2011

Meet Almond from Lansing, Michigan! 

A dear photo of my Great-grandpa (on my daddy's side) that had disappeared down an endless corridor of yesterday, as a gift from my beloved grandmother handed down to me!

THIS IS A ........ SEPIA SATURDAY - POST


      Time has swept by rather quickly and SEPIA SATURDAY arrives today from a secret find....discovered from inside one of my grandmother Ada's treasure boxes (she had a few) ...... which had been lost for a few years.....Now just for me, an antique daguerreotype with a photo of her father inside, "Hello, and welcome great-grandpa Almond!"

   Oh I have longed for my very own daguerreotype, but never felt I could spare the cost for just anyone....I'm so glad I waited because this one is very dear to my heart, featuring my great-grandpa Almond inside!


This has been another Non-theme post for Sepia Saturday......if you want to see more Sepia photos or post your own go here

http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com/2011/08/sepia-saturday-90-saturday-3-september.html


23 comments:

Postcardy said...

What a nice surprise to find that daguerreotype. He had an unusual name. I bet he was teased about being a "nut."

Christine H. said...

What a thrill that must have been for you. I would love to have any daguerreotype, but one of a family member would be a very special treasure.

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

Fun photo.

Karen S. said...

Writer, Postcardy and Christine, thanks! It is wonderful and it's been like since childhood that I thought the old photos (I used to pour over my grandmother's old family photos!) and the daguerreotype would be the cats meow!

Pat transplanted to MN said...

a daguerreotype is a wonderful possession and to have it be of your great grandpa is icing on the cake. I have never heard Almond as a first name before, very unusual. A fine looking picture.

Kristin said...

Great find and I like Almond as a name.

JJ said...

Wonderful photos. I have some of my great-grandparents as well. I should post them sometime.

L. D. Burgus said...

I brought all my parents things home and I am still finding things that are a thrill. But I don't think I will ever find what you found. It is wonderful.

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Bob Scotney said...

I've never seen a daguerreotype. This must be a family treasure despite being hidden in Ada's boxes for so long.

Brett Payne said...

Wondeful photographs - you are indeed very lucky. I don't want to rain on your parade, so to speak, but are you sure that is a daguerreotype, rather than a tintype? Sometimes tintypes were framed in similar cases. It should be easy to tell the differeance. Test it with a small magnet - if it's magnetic, then it's a tintype, made from iron, rather than a dag, made from copper.

Liz Stratton said...

What an exciting and wonderful find! Almond is a fun name.

Little Nell said...

I wonder what other treasures Aunt Ada had in her boxes. Delights yet to come perhaps? It’s a lovely find.

Little Nell said...

Sorry Karen that should have been Grandma Ada.

Galen Pearl said...

What a treasure. I love the box of old family photos I have going back several generations. Unfortunately, some of them did not get identified and labeled before the people who would know them died. So some of them are mystery relatives. I still love them!

TICKLEBEAR said...

who cares if you're on theme or not!!
this is great. what it something you got to see when you visited her when you were younger, and desired, or was this a total surprise?

well done, anyway.
:)~
HUGZ

Tattered and Lost said...

I have a daguerreotype passed down from my grandfather, but alas I have no way of knowing who it is. I like to imagine that it's my great-great-grandfather in the 1860s. I'll never know because I never asked the right questions when those with the answers were alive.

You're so very lucky to have such a gem.

Karen S. said...

Brett- I have taken it on the word of a friend who's an antique dealer, but the photo is enclosed in glass as well...and will forever remain as rather "gold" LOL to me! Our family does have a few of those tin type photos, not in cases.

Karen S. said...

Tattered and Lost, oh yes the questions. I used to talk with my grandmother all the time about (or rather she fed me my hunger for the old family tales) as she had so many! Lucky for me she labled many, and they are very easy to match up just by the fact like her father, never seemed to change that much!

Karen S. said...

Ticklebear- this was a total surprise! All the other photos were ones I'd pour over through her albums and boxes but this was tucked away in a box with old letters and cards, and new stationary (from what I had given as gifts to her) so it was absolutely very exciting !

savethephotos said...

I got my first Dagero recently at a shop, but its unnamed and a non relative, how exciting to have one of a relative and its identified! there are so many out there with no identification and it makes me so sad, make sure to keep a document or something with it for future generations so his identity doesnt get lost. Thanks for sharing! :)

Karen S. said...

savethephotos- Yep I will, it's lucky I have other photos of him, that clearly match his look in this!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

This is so neat! I am happy for you that you found it. Love the frame too.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me last week.

Kathy M.