Saturday, May 7, 2011

Saturday Snapshot - Bertha

My grandma Bertha & I. [Los Angeles, February 1960]
I love how many photos from the 50s & 60s have people positioned in front of cars. My grandma had only been a resident of the U.S. for about 4 years when this picture was taken. She moved her family from England in search of new and better opportunities in America. I was her first grandchild.

~ Saturday Snapshots is hosted by Alyce ~

15 comments:

Alyce said...

I hadn't really given it any thought, but now that you mentioned it I'm sure I'll be noticing photos of people in front of cars. :) I'll have to pay attention more the next time my mom goes through the old family pics.

It must have taken real courage to uproot the family and move to a new country.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great snapshot! I love black and white pictures. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, you're so right about that tendency to pose in front of cars. It went back further, too; my parents' photo albums from the thirties and forties feature lots of photos like that of themselves, and then us, posed in front of their cars. Maybe that's how they remembered when the photos were taken?

That picture in LA reminds me of one from my album taken in the forties, when we visited our cousins there. It could almost be the same neighborhood! LOL

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Nikki-ann said...

You know what, I'm sure we have quite a few photos of people stood in front of cars too! :)

Faith said...

I never thought about it before, but a lot of my parents old photos were taken in front of cars!!

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Bev Hankins said...

It's amazing how you don't notice something like that until someone points it out. You're right--there are oodles of pictures of my family members beside cars.

Love these old photos!

Here's my snapshot: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/05/saturday-snapshot-may-7.html

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Very cool photo. BTW..love Riley cat to the right as well.

karen-holmes said...

such a great snapshot...and...you know...you are right about the car thing. thanks for your visit. -xok.

Lee said...

Thanks everyone for taking time out of your day to stop by. Happy Mother's Day!

Angie @ By Book or By Crook said...

Great photo, although you don't look like you're exactly cooperating! lol

Leslie said...

Very true about the cars. My family has a few of those too. I even have one of me in front of my car. I think my mom posed me there.

Mary said...

Wonderful pic and I love the background story.

JoAnn said...

We have lots of pictures in front of cars, too. Love your photo - we must be of about the same vintage ;-)

Tena said...

Love the picture. What a brave and beautiful woman!

My grandmother's name was Bertha, too. And I think they had a car just like that one.

Hope you had a happy Mother's Day!

Lee said...

Tena, your grandma's name was Bertha too? Well, how 'bout that? (: