Thursday, January 12, 2012

Family History - where are all the names??

I spent last night scanning a few photos borrowed from my Aunt Jean. - One of my favourites is this one, I'm guessing is a family grouping of about 25 young people - taken in Auchencairn, Scotland.  My grandfather, Thomas John, is the young man in the middle row, dark jacket and heavy 'tash.  He emigrated to Australia in 1911, when he was 34 (I have a copy of his Passenger Contract Ticket  too) - my first guess was this was taken in 1911 or thereabouts, but the young man in the photo is certainly younger than that - could this be taken in 1900 - a celebration of the new year?  I'll have to research into the costumes a bit more....
By the look of the young man top right with another spectacular 'tash - this is a family grouping  -  I just wish there were some names on the back !!!!   

5 comments:

cucki said...

it is truly a very lovely picture :)

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Lovely picture, but not new year I don't think. It is freezing cold in Scotland in December and the young people in this litle group are dressed for the Summer. Maybe a picnic? Irene xxx

Maggie said...

What a great photo!

Wish we could go back in time sometimes and find out about all these relatives, what stories they could tell!

Looks like a spring / early summer photo to me too, maybe a Sunday outing or a Sunday School day trip? They certainly look like they are dressed in their Sunday best :-)

Anonymous said...

Bonjour, D'après les chapeaux des femmes et les casquettes des hommes, l'année serait 1905.
Jasmine

Karen 'n Chris said...

Agree that turn of the century is about right and spring/summer picnic/family gathering as they are dressed in their Sunday best. Probably an arranged sitting as photography was still a luxury then.
I have made Mum write all that sort of family info on all the old photos she has because I have no idea who half of them are.