What is the oldest family photo you have?

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What is the oldest family photo you have?

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Post by beagleboy » Fri May 22, 2020 6:26 pm

My oldest is my great grandmother when she was 17 so it would be 1900. This is she and her siblings- no clue how they appear to have money since their grandparents were immigrants and their parents owned a small farm. She's middle row left. They likely spoke mostly German at this point and their English was almost certainly very rough. The town didn't turn to speaking English until 1941.

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Post by beagleboy » Fri May 22, 2020 6:32 pm

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Her husband was the guy top row far left. This is likely the same year and I still have the bat he's holding. It has his initials and the year he made it carved into it.

He died at 41 of a brain tumor. He had 5 brothers and all but one died young from heart attacks. All but one owned bars / taverns and the one who didn't worked as a bartender at one of the bars.
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Post by Flumper » Fri May 22, 2020 6:34 pm

Isn't it weird how people used to dress up for stuff? To be so poor, yet find the money to make sure you had something fancy to wear.

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Post by CaptQuint » Fri May 22, 2020 6:50 pm

Probably 1899 or 1900 My Great Grandfather shortly before he left for Africa to fight in The Second Boer War.

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Post by Biker » Fri May 22, 2020 6:53 pm

beagleboy wrote:
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Thats really cool

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Post by Flumper » Fri May 22, 2020 7:31 pm

CaptQuint wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 6:50 pm
Probably 1899 or 1900 My Great Grandfather shortly before he left for Africa to fight in The Second Boer War.

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is that for real? why would he go fight in a war like that?

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Post by CaptQuint » Fri May 22, 2020 7:41 pm

Flumper wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:31 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 6:50 pm
Probably 1899 or 1900 My Great Grandfather shortly before he left for Africa to fight in The Second Boer War.

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is that for real? why would he go fight in a war like that?
For King and Country, he later fought in The First World War and was gassed by The Germans. My Uncle has his war medals and a letter from The King in a frame.
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Post by B-Tender » Fri May 22, 2020 7:43 pm

CaptQuint wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:41 pm
Flumper wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:31 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 6:50 pm
Probably 1899 or 1900 My Great Grandfather shortly before he left for Africa to fight in The Second Boer War.

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is that for real? why would he go fight in a war like that?
For King and Country, he later fought in The First World War and was gassed by The Germans.
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Post by Flumper » Fri May 22, 2020 7:44 pm

CaptQuint wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:41 pm
Flumper wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:31 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 6:50 pm
Probably 1899 or 1900 My Great Grandfather shortly before he left for Africa to fight in The Second Boer War.

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is that for real? why would he go fight in a war like that?
For King and Country, he later fought in The First World War and was gassed by The Germans. My Uncle has his war medals and a letter from The King in a frame.
oh. so was he in britain at the time? i guess i was thinking he was here.

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Post by CaptQuint » Fri May 22, 2020 7:47 pm

Flumper wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:44 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:41 pm
Flumper wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:31 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 6:50 pm
Probably 1899 or 1900 My Great Grandfather shortly before he left for Africa to fight in The Second Boer War.

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is that for real? why would he go fight in a war like that?
For King and Country, he later fought in The First World War and was gassed by The Germans. My Uncle has his war medals and a letter from The King in a frame.
oh. so was he in britain at the time? i guess i was thinking he was here.
He was in Ireland, after The Boer War he moved to Canada then sailed for Britain on a ocean liner converted to a troop ship.

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Post by Flumper » Fri May 22, 2020 7:51 pm

we've got it way too fucking easy.

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Post by WestTexasCrude » Fri May 22, 2020 7:53 pm

CaptQuint wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 6:50 pm
Probably 1899 or 1900 My Great Grandfather shortly before he left for Africa to fight in The Second Boer War.

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It's kinda hard to tell with that photo and I'm kinda hazy on English regimental history, but that looks like the Scottish Highlander uniform. He looks to be wearing a kilt.
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Post by CaptQuint » Fri May 22, 2020 7:56 pm

WestTexasCrude wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:53 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 6:50 pm
Probably 1899 or 1900 My Great Grandfather shortly before he left for Africa to fight in The Second Boer War.

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It's kinda hard to tell with that photo and I'm kinda hazy on English regimental history, but that looks like the Scottish Highlander uniform. He looks to be wearing a kilt.
You are correct
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Post by CaptQuint » Fri May 22, 2020 7:57 pm

Flumper wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:51 pm
we've got it way too fucking easy.
I sent pics of all his shit to a military historian and he was shocked that he survived both wars.
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Post by Biker » Fri May 22, 2020 8:01 pm

CaptQuint wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:57 pm
Flumper wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:51 pm
we've got it way too fucking easy.
I sent pics of all his shit to a military historian and he was shocked that he survived both wars.
And the Spanish flu to boot

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Post by WestTexasCrude » Fri May 22, 2020 8:06 pm

The oldest family photos I've seen were family heirlooms showing unknown distant relatives, Confederate soldiers, the like. They were daguerreotype. So, maybe late 1840,- early 1860's.
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Post by CaptQuint » Fri May 22, 2020 8:07 pm

Biker wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:01 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:57 pm
Flumper wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:51 pm
we've got it way too fucking easy.
I sent pics of all his shit to a military historian and he was shocked that he survived both wars.
And the Spanish flu to boot
That too
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Post by CaptQuint » Fri May 22, 2020 8:07 pm

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Post by Flumper » Fri May 22, 2020 8:09 pm

Biker wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:01 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:57 pm
Flumper wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:51 pm
we've got it way too fucking easy.
I sent pics of all his shit to a military historian and he was shocked that he survived both wars.
And the Spanish flu to boot
Quint is taking a picture of himself in a similar outfit as his GGdad only with latex gloves and a mask to commemorate his survival of the Wuhan Virus of 2020 to add to the family portraits.

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Post by CaptQuint » Fri May 22, 2020 8:13 pm

I've also awarded myself a medal for staying out of the bars for over 2 months.
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Post by B-Tender » Fri May 22, 2020 8:35 pm

CaptQuint wrote:
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I've also awarded myself a medal for staying out of the bars for over 2 months.
No shit. I feel like a hermit these days.

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Post by CaptQuint » Fri May 22, 2020 8:58 pm

Of course butthurt Flumpy had to start crying again.
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Post by Biker » Fri May 22, 2020 9:15 pm

I dont have many old pics, as my parents still have them. This one is of my dad and tias before getting shipped out to Vietnam, despite only having been in the country for 5 years and not a citizen. In fact, his deployment was held up because of his residency paperwork and he called my Vo in tears begging for him to help get the proper paperwork in quickly. He was only delayed for two days and then joined his unit. Meanwhile, Trump, Biden, Clinton, Romney, and on and on were doing everything they could to not serve their own country.

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Post by WestTexasCrude » Fri May 22, 2020 9:23 pm

Biker wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 9:15 pm
I dont have many old pics, as my parents still have them. This one is of my dad and tias before getting shipped out to Vietnam, despite only having been in the country for 5 years and not a citizen. In fact, his deployment was held up because of his residency paperwork and he called my Vo in tears begging for him to help get the proper paperwork in quickly. He was only delayed for two days and then joined his unit. Meanwhile, Trump, Biden, Clinton, Romney, and on and on were doing everything they could to not serve their own country.

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Yep. Easier to send young men and women to die in wars with a stroke of a pen.
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