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Thanks Janette @jamjar54 for the #widn tag. Enjoy Zumba! Well, I confess I’m sat in bed with a cuppa. My mate is in the next room & we are off for a girlie day later 😍 But just before I start, here is the sulky montage (😂) I promised earlier! We have 100 years of sulky faces here. Great Aunt Ella from about 1910, Moi from about 1963 & the gorgeous chocolate covered face of my niece Rawinia from about 2012! See its a family heirloom we just keep passing it on! #family #sulky #sulkyface #100years #oldphotos #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotos #savefamilyphotos #familyresemblances #goodmorning Thanks, lynne2691 http://ift.tt/1Drwciz @savefamilyphotos

Thanks Janette @jamjar54 for the #widn tag. Enjoy Zumba! Well, I confess I’m sat in bed with a cuppa. My mate is in the next room & we are off for a girlie day later 😍 But just before I start, here is the sulky montage (😂) I promised earlier! We have 100 years of sulky faces here. Great Aunt Ella from about 1910, Moi from about 1963 & the gorgeous chocolate covered face of my niece Rawinia from about 2012! See its a family heirloom we just keep passing it on! #family #sulky #sulkyface #100years #oldphotos #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotos #savefamilyphotos #familyresemblances #goodmorning Thanks, lynne2691 http://ift.tt/1Drwciz @savefamilyphotos

I love old photos. This is probably around 1965. My grandma made the dresses my sister and I are wearing.  The pin on my mom’s dress I remember. My parents were in their  mid to late 20’s. #myfamily #parentsandsister #savefamilyphotos  #familiesareforever Thanks, midwestdawn http://ift.tt/1t2LJTN @savefamilyphotos

I love old photos. This is probably around 1965. My grandma made the dresses my sister and I are wearing. The pin on my mom’s dress I remember. My parents were in their mid to late 20’s. #myfamily #parentsandsister #savefamilyphotos #familiesareforever Thanks, midwestdawn http://ift.tt/1t2LJTN @savefamilyphotos

Two generations of Wirth boys in the early 1970s. This photo was taken in the family room of the house I grew up in. 
At the bottom of the photo in the middle is my dad, Jack. Stricken with Multiple Sclerosis in his late 20’s, Dad was eventually confined to his recliner and wheelchair. Dad was the youngest of three brothers, but the first to pass at the young age of 48 back in 1977. 
My dad’s older brother Donald (“Bud”) is on the far left. Uncle Bud enlisted in the army on March 9, 1942.  He served in Burma during WWII, and like many who served, was forever scarred by his experiences at war.  Uncle bud died in 1984 at the age of 65.

My dad’s oldest brother Louis is on the far right. Uncle Louis had a 50-year career at The Dow Chemical Co., where he made significant contributions in the advancement of ion exchange resins for use in the process industries.  We just lost Uncle Louis in October, 2013 - he was 96 years old. Louis’ wife of 77 years, my Aunt Helen, is still with us at 99 years of age. 
I’m the youngest in the photo, laying between dad and Uncle Louis. My brother Tim in the groovy pants is sitting on the other side of Dad. Standing in the back are my older hippee brothers Lou and Chris, sporting their long hair and wide leather belts - very much the fashion of the day. 
At the time of this photo, only two Wirth boys are missing - my cousins Dan and Don. 
I’ve always loved this photo, as it includes all of the men who have influenced the person I’ve become. Men I have looked up to, honored, respected throughout my life. My dad, my uncles and my brothers. My heroes. 
@savefamilyphotos #savefamilyphotos #ancestors #ancestry #familyhistory #familytree #family Thanks, jwirth66 http://ift.tt/1up2nZc @savefamilyphotos

Two generations of Wirth boys in the early 1970s. This photo was taken in the family room of the house I grew up in.
At the bottom of the photo in the middle is my dad, Jack. Stricken with Multiple Sclerosis in his late 20’s, Dad was eventually confined to his recliner and wheelchair. Dad was the youngest of three brothers, but the first to pass at the young age of 48 back in 1977.
My dad’s older brother Donald (“Bud”) is on the far left. Uncle Bud enlisted in the army on March 9, 1942. He served in Burma during WWII, and like many who served, was forever scarred by his experiences at war. Uncle bud died in 1984 at the age of 65.

My dad’s oldest brother Louis is on the far right. Uncle Louis had a 50-year career at The Dow Chemical Co., where he made significant contributions in the advancement of ion exchange resins for use in the process industries. We just lost Uncle Louis in October, 2013 - he was 96 years old. Louis’ wife of 77 years, my Aunt Helen, is still with us at 99 years of age.
I’m the youngest in the photo, laying between dad and Uncle Louis. My brother Tim in the groovy pants is sitting on the other side of Dad. Standing in the back are my older hippee brothers Lou and Chris, sporting their long hair and wide leather belts - very much the fashion of the day.
At the time of this photo, only two Wirth boys are missing - my cousins Dan and Don.
I’ve always loved this photo, as it includes all of the men who have influenced the person I’ve become. Men I have looked up to, honored, respected throughout my life. My dad, my uncles and my brothers. My heroes.
@savefamilyphotos #savefamilyphotos #ancestors #ancestry #familyhistory #familytree #family Thanks, jwirth66 http://ift.tt/1up2nZc @savefamilyphotos

History is nothing but a series of stories, whether it be world history or family history. —Bill Mooney

My Dad playing in Little Italy, around 1947.

The family had just moved to a new neighborhood, and the huge spools he played on actually held brand new electrical lines that my Dad remembers the city laying down as they upgraded infrastructure.

Part of my heritage is rooted in Puerto Rico, where my Dad was born. His family came to New York for jobs after World War II.

This apartment was the family’s second home within a year after coming to the US. The first was a “cold-water flat.” He recalled that the metal bath tub was in the kitchen. The tub also served a second purpose: the dinner table! They simply put a wooden cover over it for meals. This place was only temporary until they found the apartment near where this photograph was taken. ~shared by @christorres

#savefamilyphotos Thanks, savefamilyphotos http://ift.tt/1whmTxr @savefamilyphotos

History is nothing but a series of stories, whether it be world history or family history. —Bill Mooney

My Dad playing in Little Italy, around 1947.

The family had just moved to a new neighborhood, and the huge spools he played on actually held brand new electrical lines that my Dad remembers the city laying down as they upgraded infrastructure.

Part of my heritage is rooted in Puerto Rico, where my Dad was born. His family came to New York for jobs after World War II.

This apartment was the family’s second home within a year after coming to the US. The first was a “cold-water flat.” He recalled that the metal bath tub was in the kitchen. The tub also served a second purpose: the dinner table! They simply put a wooden cover over it for meals. This place was only temporary until they found the apartment near where this photograph was taken. ~shared by @christorres

#savefamilyphotos Thanks, savefamilyphotos http://ift.tt/1whmTxr @savefamilyphotos

Personal history! My grandfather, John Sees, served in the US Army during World War II. While in the Philippines, he randomly ran into his brother, Jim Sees! He was serving in the Navy. This is a photo of their meeting. My grandmother found out about it while reading the newspaper. Crazy stuff. #ww2 #familyhistory #vintagephotos #missseessays Thanks, misssees http://ift.tt/1sVDGa6 @savefamilyphotos

Personal history! My grandfather, John Sees, served in the US Army during World War II. While in the Philippines, he randomly ran into his brother, Jim Sees! He was serving in the Navy. This is a photo of their meeting. My grandmother found out about it while reading the newspaper. Crazy stuff. #ww2 #familyhistory #vintagephotos #missseessays Thanks, misssees http://ift.tt/1sVDGa6 @savefamilyphotos

My parents, Oct 13, 1951. Washington, DC. (Happily married for 62 years.) I discovered my parent’s wedding album as a young photography student. I was struck by the exquisite craftsmanship of these photos.

Wedding photographers in 1951 worked with 4x5 Speed Graphic cameras which only took one sheet of film at a time. They had to make each shot count since they maybe shot 40 photos for the whole day.

Since finding these photos I have gone on to shoot over 200 weddings, including loads of celebs and fascinating couples.

I still think of the photographers from the 40’s and 50’s as the high water mark in the industry. ~shared by @johndolanphotog

#savefamilyphotos Thanks, savefamilyphotos http://ift.tt/1rNb25W @savefamilyphotos

My parents, Oct 13, 1951. Washington, DC. (Happily married for 62 years.) I discovered my parent’s wedding album as a young photography student. I was struck by the exquisite craftsmanship of these photos.

Wedding photographers in 1951 worked with 4x5 Speed Graphic cameras which only took one sheet of film at a time. They had to make each shot count since they maybe shot 40 photos for the whole day.

Since finding these photos I have gone on to shoot over 200 weddings, including loads of celebs and fascinating couples.

I still think of the photographers from the 40’s and 50’s as the high water mark in the industry. ~shared by @johndolanphotog

#savefamilyphotos Thanks, savefamilyphotos http://ift.tt/1rNb25W @savefamilyphotos

R is for Regiment. Great Grandad Ernest who served with the Gloucester Regiment during WWI. He was discharged in 1917 through sickness. I wonder what he is thinking, pride, fear, excitement…. #risfor #regiment #fmsphotoaday #family #oldphotos #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotos #savefamilyphotos #lynnesfamilyphotochallenge Thanks, lynne2691 http://ift.tt/1t0irFB @savefamilyphotos

R is for Regiment. Great Grandad Ernest who served with the Gloucester Regiment during WWI. He was discharged in 1917 through sickness. I wonder what he is thinking, pride, fear, excitement…. #risfor #regiment #fmsphotoaday #family #oldphotos #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotos #savefamilyphotos #lynnesfamilyphotochallenge Thanks, lynne2691 http://ift.tt/1t0irFB @savefamilyphotos

One of my Great Great Grandfathers, Francis Joseph Foretić. Born on Hvar Island, Croatia. Arrived in Philadelphia in 1892 at age 29 where he met his wife, Rose Ellen O’Hagan in south #Philly. @savefamilyphotos #savefamilyphotos @ancestry Thanks, j.f.kochiss http://ift.tt/1qLMo6j @savefamilyphotos

One of my Great Great Grandfathers, Francis Joseph Foretić. Born on Hvar Island, Croatia. Arrived in Philadelphia in 1892 at age 29 where he met his wife, Rose Ellen O’Hagan in south #Philly. @savefamilyphotos #savefamilyphotos @ancestry Thanks, j.f.kochiss http://ift.tt/1qLMo6j @savefamilyphotos