WPC: A Family Relic.

This old photo taken in 1905, is definitely a family relic from a bygone era. It shows hubby’s Grandmother with her elder daughter Doris. The baby carriage, if it still exists, would certainly be classed as antique. The design of the ‘pram’ is quite different from today’s collapsible baby buggies. Not very practical, but so ornate. I love the Edwardian style of dress, which is so much more feminine than the jeans and T-shirts worn by today’s young moms, but I can’t see this fashion catching on again with the busy lifestyle we lead.

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When this photo was taken, King Edward VII was on the British throne, and the First World War, was still nine years away. I really love looking at old family photos.

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91 comments on “WPC: A Family Relic.

  1. The baby carriage is so beautiful … And so is the baby ! … I agree with you about the Edwardian dress … It has class … And I like it …
    // Maria πŸ™‚

  2. Wonderful photograph and gorgeous dress. Looks like linen, which means you-know-what, lots of IRONING! I enjoy observing the formality of those times, but I agree with you, not very practical.

  3. You have given this photo a place in history and what was taking place. As for the practicality of the clothing, does anyone know what an iron is with the drip dry fabric available? πŸ™‚

  4. The pram was so ornate and beautiful that I wonder if all babies had them. If someone didn’t have an abundance of money, what did they use, or was this just a run of the mill pram???? It doesn’t look like your average baby buggy!

  5. Such an elegant photo …. beautiful in every way.
    The baby carriage is very unusual. I wish they made things like
    that now. I’d get one for my grandchild. Great photo …!!!
    p.s. my family penned the nickname – Doris – for me while growing up. : )

  6. it’s true. they don’t make things like they used to. what a lovely carriage and yes, the fashion style, gorgeous. well, only if it’s cold. not so good if one lives in hot weather areas. great photo!!

  7. Oh WOW! Amazing piece of family history here, Sylvia. This is so beautiful to look at. The world seems so perfect and peaceful (though war is just around the corner). Thanks for sharing.

  8. This is an amazing photo, Sylvia. The pram is all wicker. I clicked on it to make it bigger to try and find out what the long, dark wicker basket may be used for (at the front) but couldn’t figure it out πŸ™‚

  9. Amazing picture, Sylvia! How far we have come from this… How much more beautiful things were back then [or so it seems]. They may not have been too practical but then there was no reason to hurry up!
    Happy full moon and weekend! πŸ™‚ xx

  10. What a gem of a photo Sylvia ! Apart from ornate baby carriage … Doris looks a darling in that huge brimmed bonnet .

  11. That is a lot of history in one photo. It is always interesting to see how people dressed in times gone by. Do admit to preferring the pram in the photo to the ones selling now.

  12. I’ve got some old photographs from Papa’s family, but nowhere does such a handsome perambulator appear! Do you think the cane cylinder is for the baby parasol? Judging by the size of that baby bonnet a sunshade wouldn’t get much use, especially in England! What a wonderful relic of the past. πŸ™‚

  13. Aren’t old family photos wonderful Sylvia? I love looking through my mum’s box of all her old black and whites (courtesy of her, I can get hold of a few for some of blog posts!). Just love this photo, a wonderful piece of your hubby’s family history. How the world has changed in ways we couldn’t have imagined back then πŸ˜‰

  14. Such a magnificent photo of a time gone by- excellent relic. Isn’t it wonderful you have it in your family? And you’re exactly right about how the style of dress has changed. Oh my.

  15. What a fabulous photo, those old prams were wonderful looking. My mum was still very keen on the practise of sitting babies out in baby carriages for a sleep in the fresh air of the garden, when my son was born. I found him outside wrapped in soft blankets in a light snow storm…. the pram hood was up of course!

    • Yes,, I know that my sister and I were put outside in the “fresh air” every day, whilst our mom got on with her household chores. I did the same with our daughter in England, but not in very cold weather of course. πŸ™‚

  16. You could never call that a pram. It demands the dignity of the full name!
    These old pictures are always fascinating.
    Did you put the wrong badge, or forget to mention that you were doubling this one (a bit late!) as a WW?

  17. Great entry for the challenge. This photo is indeed an oldie, but it looks well kept. Doesn’t look like they’re scratches anywhere. That olden day pram looks very fancy, big wheels and patterned. You’re right in that it’s ornate. It would probably fetch quite a bit at an auction today if you had it πŸ™‚

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