Photographs I've gleaned from flea markets, junk shops and sometimes ebay. The cheaper the better. Anything with a story that can be extracted from hand written notes, location research, local histories, census records......anything. A small band of fellow enthusiasts worldwide have helped me with many of these. Of course there are always mysteries that defy research, but there's even a story inside these. All images can be viewed at super-size on Flickr.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Child on the beach with a toy boat

Child on the beach with a toy boat Something idyllic about this one.

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  1. What a natural shot of a child engrossed in playing ith his boat.

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  2. Too bad someone in his family didn't want to keep this photo, but I'm glad you rescued it.

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  3. A well focused and beautiful shot!

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  4. A lovely shot for sure but is this what English beaches are like, I wouldn't say that was sand! I especially liked the entry about the Canton steamboat captain, it gives me hope that I may stumble across something in the old newspapers about my Scots captain who lived & worked in China one of these days.

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    1. Plenty of sandy beaches in Britain, but not down on the south coast where this was probably taken.

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  5. He had to have something to keep his mind off the uncomfortable pebble beach. Nice find!

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  6. It's a rare sand beach in Britain, so no sand castles unless you have mortar. I like the child's moccasin type shoes.

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  7. Wow, what a picture perfect photo of sepia, right on target with the theme, and such an adorable child very happy to have this fine boat to sail!

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  8. Cute photo. He looks like he knows what he is doing (though I don't).

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  9. A perfect photo - and from the picture and comments I also learned a little about English beaches - something I'd never really thought about.

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  10. Sweet photo! What I also noticed were his little shoes. Those are quite interesting.

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  11. Beyond just the sepia warmth, I like imagining the moment this was taken. A warm family moment or a posed commercial shot?

    I have added you to my blog list "Other Sites, Other Worlds" in hopes others discover your site.

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