after the goldrush............................


More uploads from my family's history here.............more info shortly.........Yesterday,.I met My Brother Zyg with Cathy & my Sister-in-Law Jean at The Bear in Todmorden.We had Lunch &; he gave me several Newspaper cuttings relating to Our Family's presence in North America. (not read them yet!) +137 more photos to share including the one above..........It's kind of tricky sharing & scanning these photos as they are both small & stuck in a photo album.I dont want to damage anything so i will take my time to copy them safely........
Here are the first batch I've uploaded.Something I never knew, My Aunty Brenda was born in Canada. My Grandfather moved there in the early 1900's "looking for gold" :"goldpanning" Whatever........I will give you more detail when i understand it more myself.
I have a postcard from Canada.Later my Grandfather must have moved South, hence these photo from Saranac Lake in upstate New York. .
I have been sharing these photos on facebook with Historic Saranac Lake
Turns Out It's Not Connected with Robert Louis Stevenson.But Interesting,None The Less (just mere coincidence a Family member returned?)......
.Sorry I have been AWOL from blogging .will visit you soon!Check Out Alan's Sepia Saturday for other romps !

Comments

ArtSparker said…
That top photo is an extraordinary find. I've had Neil Young song in my mind as of about twenty minutes ago, Down to the Wire - From the same album, I think?
Amy said…
Tony,
I know it can be hard to scan old photos in albums... but I wonder if you could possibly make a higher resolution scan? These are beautiful photos, but they become very pixelated when I try to enlarge them to see details.
Thanks for sharing them!
Amy
tony said…
Hi Amy.
I Only have a bog-standard ARGOS scanner! What I really need to do is copy them with a better standard machine.Leave it with me:Will Do! Also (*blushes*) I edited them & the softwear might have spoiled them a little?
amy said…
THanks, good luck. I'm scanner challenged too, so I understand. I'd just love to see that photo with the white horses blown up. it's really something.
tony said…
I am really blow away by These Photos!They really are something special.
Mrsupole said…
That is a cool picture. I love seeing old family pictures. The only thing I hate is that no one ever identifies who is who in the pictures and so most of the time I do not know who is in it.

I englarged the pic and I am not sure if it is just me but the baby being held looks more like a doll than a real baby. And I am amazed that they all fit on the giant sled. Really cool.

Thanks for sharing.

God bless.
"Days of 49."
That's a brilliant live - ATGR - Niel Young
Anonymous said…
Great photo at the top.
Kurt said…
We have three big photo albums of old Polish and German people, and I asked my Dad to go through it and make some notes so we'll know who everyone is, but he shoes zero interest.
L. D. said…
The top photo is priceless. What a shot of a large family. The costuming makes you think we are viewing Masterpiece Theater.
The photo of the four horsed pulling a float with a horse on it is very remarkable. I have never seen of such a thing but it is a beautiful shot.
Betsy Brock said…
With the big sled and the lady holding the doll, it makes me think they are being pulled in a parade!? Would love to know the story behind it, but nonetheless, really neat photo. 137 more? Can't wait, Tony! What a wonderful album to have. Even with the scanning difficulties, it came out pretty good!
Kat Mortensen said…
What a fabulous photo! There's so much going on in it. You are very fortunate to have such a fantastic family history in pictures.
I enjoyed this very much, Tony.
Joanne Casey said…
what an adventure finding out more of your family history!
Leah said…
Wonderful photo. I have a cottage on a little lake in the Adirondacks not all that far, relatively speaking, from Saranac Lake. My family has been there seasonally for over 70 years.

This is beyond fascinating.
white rabbit said…
The photos are fascinating!

But how weird is the 'After The Goldrush' pic?

Clue: very.
Tess Kincaid said…
Amazing photo. I love hearing about your colorful family history, Tony. Okay, please tell me these people on the sled are in a parade, not just your normal everyday family going to church!
MuseSwings said…
Thank you for stopping by today! Your pictures are amazing! I look forward to seeing more of your family's sepia history.
KAZ said…
That top photo is amazing.
I'm not surprised you are descended from theatrical types :0)
Great photo! The old stuff is so much fun to trudge through. You never know what interesting characters may pop up in your family history!
Joanna Cake said…
Take your time and enjoy every picture. That group shot is just amazing!
tony said…
The Top Photo is a Float from the 1918 (i think?) Winter Carnival.
Frank Partisan said…
The pictures have been preserved quite well. That is a miracle in itself.

You might ask a museum worker, for preservation advice.
Alan Burnett said…
Those are such amazing photographs Tony. Keep scanning, you have discovered a vein of gold.
Candie said…
Great pictures,really interesting!Have a nice evening Tony!
Bill said…
That top photo is fantastic. It looks like a still from a surrealist movie!

Definitely getting motivated to get digging out the memorabilia here.
Coffee Messiah said…
Very cool, indeed!

Sorry I'm not closer so I could scan them 4 U! ; (

Cheers!
Kate Hanley said…
Fascinating! I used to live in upstate New York, my husband's family settled in Glens Falls after growing up in Mussina (up near Canada). Family history is amazing. Looking forward to more!

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