Wednesday, June 17, 2009

14th Edition of Smile for the Camera has Posted

footnoteMaven has posted the 14th edition of Smile for the Camera at Shades of the Departed.

The theme was Wedding Belles. She noted that in my entry, my great grandfather's shoes were extremely well shined. I hadn't noticed, but I suspect as a professional tailor, he paid great attention to his appearance daily, and his normal care would have naturally increased on his wedding day.

The word prompt for the 15th Edition will be:
"They WORKED hard for the family." The professions of our ancestors are almost as interesting as the people themselves. Some of our ancestors worked very hard; they took in laundry, worked the land, raised many children, or went to school and became professionals. Photographs of them working are called occupational photographs and are rather hard to find. If you do have a photograph in your collection or family photographs, bring them to the Carnival. If not, post a photograph of one of your relatives or ancestors and tell us what they did for a living.

More information on submission guidelines

I believe I do have some occupational photographs, and I am already looking forward to putting a post together.

1 comment:

footnoteMaven said...

Thank you so much for the "Smile Promo" and for being a loyal participant.

I had to comment on those shiny shoes. In many old photographs the shoes announce to the world how affluent, or not, the person in the portrait may have been.

They might spring for a new dress or suit, but the shoes were left wanting, even in wedding photos.

(Liked your rationale for why they were so shiny.)

Looking forward to your occupational photographs. This is going to be a good one.