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Friday, November 15, 2013

Sutcliffe Street,Halifax 1950's

"Have you ever noticed how many photographs are taken in doorways? It might have been the desire to search out a convenient frame, but more likely it was the need to go in search of natural light in order to tease those silver salts into life. Whatever the reason, a lot of old photographs feature doorways and this provides our theme for sepia saturday 203








In the 1950's my father-in-law lived on Sutcliffe Street in Halifax.He took these photos.'never thought of it before but many were taken around doorways.Here are examples.

17 comments:

Brian Miller said...

the comings and goings of our life are framed by doorways....

Kristin said...

That photo of the girl on the steps in front of the door is perfect. She looks so alive and comfortable.

Karen S. said...

Wonderful song. I like this little wee gathering of small folk too, so cute, carving out of moment of life! Great post Tony.... I just have to linger a bit longer to hear all of this song!

Kat Mortensen said...

You could be right about the lighting-element to the doorways-photos. I hadn't thought of that before, but it makes sense. It also may have been a good spot to accommodate different heights and dark doors would make for good backdrops.

tony said...

As An Observer.....My Eyes are Always Drawn To The Shadows Lurking in the Hallway!

boundforoz said...

WWat a treat. A slide showand music too !

Mike Brubaker said...

A great leading photo and perfect for the theme, Tony. The lighting is definitely the main reason, but also bashful subjects usually can't be persuaded to come into the light any further than the doorway.

Alan Burnett said...

Looking at the entire collection, it is wonderful Tony. But it is that third photo - the one of the rooftops that almost brings a tear to my eye. Our history, our youth, our town.

Bob Scotney said...

One picture in your slide show really stood out for me. A real leather football being kicked with proper football boots not at all like today's ball and the 'shoes' worn by our millionaire footballers.
Your principal photo is lovely and the slideshow is first rate.

Deb Gould said...

Love the baby crawling into the house (crawling through the doorway) and the stuffed animal (monkey?) face-down outside...Great post, Tony!

Jackie van Bergen said...

Such a cute kid that first photo.
I love the kid in the little cardboard box. I have a nephew that was always crawling into boxes - he's 6'5" now, so doubt he could fit in any box!

Tom said...

every old b&w is a treasure. Makes you wonder how much of our time will be lost because people don't print out as many photos anymore?

Tattered and Lost said...

Shot in doorways can either be welcoming or "Stay Out!" Yours are all definitely welcoming.

Joan said...

This was indeed a treat. I sat back, listened to the song and enjoyed the entire collection. I particularly liked a couple of the lovely young lady (perhaps your mom), laughing, pensive and beautiful. Also like the beach pics of kids, but also the reading of the newspaper. Thanks

Patrica Ball Morrison said...

Of course they needed the light! Why didn't I think of that... the first of the little curly haired girl is adorable

Wendy said...

Too bad my ancestors had to use outdoor light for photos -- I surely would like to see INSIDE those houses. I struggled to find doorways in my collection.

Little Nell said...

A wonderful collection, and the music fitted the slideshow so well.