Photos of Ancestors

Discussion in 'theory, philosophy & history' started by Diamond, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Diamond

    Diamond The Red Baron

    I don't know whether this will work but I thought it might be interesting. The other day I received some photographs of a few of my Victorian/Edwardian ancestors. I thought I'd share them on here and hopefully others can chip in with any photos of their own ancient folks.

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    This is my great-great-grandfather, photographed at some point in the 1860s. Apparently he was rather a louche character with a quick temper.

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    This is the family of my g-g-grandfather in the previous photo, dressed in mourning following his suspicious death around the turn of the century. He was said to have descended down a well where he lit a match, sparking off an explosion that blew himself into the hereafter. It's rumoured that he had been driven to distraction by his formidable and stern wife, second in from the right. There's a lesson in there somewhere.

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    Finally this is the boy in the previous photo, pictured as a young man in the Edwardian era, shortly before the outbreak of the Great War. Note the superb moustache. Something that I think all men can aspire to.
     
  2. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    I will have to post up the pic of my great-uncle in WW1 uniform, looking a dead ringer for Terry Hall. :D

    This should be a great thread.
     
  3. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I don't have any, but your lot all look very grand :cool:
     
  4. maya

    maya timewasting fool (in every universe)

    Lovely photos, but why is this in the 'philosophy' forum? :confused: :hmm:
     
  5. cliche guevara

    cliche guevara Well-Known Member

    My great great great great granddad was a pirate.
     
  6. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

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    Not quite sure of his exact relationship to me (great grandad?) but he wrote some famous church music and played organ at St. Pauls.
     
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  7. girasol

    girasol Ubuntu

    haven't got any - I don't even know who they are before great-grandparents. not bothered either. I don't think there was anything exciting as I would have known.
     
  8. maya

    maya timewasting fool (in every universe)

    My great-grandmother was a former working-class maid who married a writer who founded the first worker's summer college in sweden. They both eventually became comfortable lower middle-class writers and she raised loads of kids and dabbled in egyptology and ancient Mesopotamian myths...
    She was a great swimmer, rode bicycles, and was also very ugly. (I blame her because the other half of the family is all beauties, but I never got that)

    One uncle of the aforementioned woman wanted to emigrate to America, but he got the gambling bug, and lost both house and family and almost drank himself to death. But he was a very distant relative. And they never talked about him.

    On the other side of the family, one was a Russian inventor who never made anything people wanted to buy, and his brother raised a whole generation of excellent guitar players and singers (the whole family was so big- twelve or thirteen siblings- that they could all sing together as a choir)

    Both sides have many booksellers and writers, so I blame them... (Or, rather: thank them!) For a lot of my own current interests... :)
     
  9. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    We only have paintings. Not sure how to scan those.
     
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  10. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    take photos
     
  11. girasol

    girasol Ubuntu

    I like your great-grandmother!!! No pics? Just wondering how ugly she really was! (not that it matters, her life sounds a lot more fun that any life a 'beautiful' woman would have had at the time, I'm just curious)
     
  12. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    Richard Drew & Annie Eleanor Goodwin 1869

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  13. bluestreak

    bluestreak HomosexualityIsStalin’sAtomBombtoDestroyAmerica


    Same here.
     
  14. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

  15. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    That man sitting down is rather handsome :oops:although he has that foppish public schoolboy look about him :D

    You're soooooooooooooooo lucky to have all these pictures.

    Who's this one?

    http://lh5.ggpht.com/_8T_1OUnsiwQ/R105q-McLDI/AAAAAAAACEg/yENOYdQ4H5c/s576/Ernest Baker.jpg
     
  16. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

  17. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    and this?

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  18. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    and this

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  19. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    you have a very handsome family ricbake :eek:
     
  20. Yetman

    Yetman Cheesecar Fucksquad #1

    This is going waaaaaaaaaaaaay back

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  21. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    You have a very handsome family as well yetman
     
  22. Cid

    Cid 慢慢走

    Whatever happened to the good looks in yours?

    <scarpers>


    Comes back to post pics...

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    Great great uncle Herb. :oops:
     
  23. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    Whose? :confused:
     
  24. Cid

    Cid 慢慢走

    Oh right, those were quoted from ribcake's... As you were.
     
  25. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    :D:D
     
  26. zenie

    zenie >^^<

  27. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    Auntie Dot?
     
  28. revol68

    revol68 what, fucking what?

    my ancestors were too poor and impoverished under the yoke of British imperialism to be mooching around in fancy dan clothes like half the posho's on this threads.

    middle class wankers.
     
  29. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone post tenebras lux

    According to family rumour.

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  30. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    You're always reliable revol :D

    btw, middle class? fuck off. my photo was of a Knight damnit. I look down on these other pretenders.
     

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