Old Timey Family Photos

Thursday, May 6th, 2010  |  1,152 views
 

 

After the passing of her grandfather a year and a half ago, Nina came into possession of a large amount of old family photographs. Here’s what she had to say about them:

When my grandfather passed away a year and a half ago, I suddenly found myself in the possession of a whole bunch of our family photos.  There are stacks and stacks of neatly organized memories, some of which I’m about to share with you.  It’s so strange to look back at these mementos and think about the stories behind them.  Some of the people I can recognize and others I have no clue about, but all of them are in some way connected to my grandparents.  My favorites are the more candid ones, a fairly uncommon thing for photos in that time.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

My grandmother, as a little girl and more the way I remember her.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

My grandparents.  Aww…..

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

The note on the side says this was taken in The Crimea, 1938.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Grandma looking cute!

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

My grandmother was an art director for a magazine, so she was pretty creative.  All the drawings and this newspaper collage are by her, who is also on the right in the next photo.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

This photo makes me laugh.  It’s like it’s from a Lassie type show.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

The next one definitely one of the weirder photos.  How do you even begin to understand this?

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

On the right is my mom as a little girl on the first day of school, and a teenager on the left.  I wore the same exact style of school uniform when I started school as well.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Funerals, like weddings today, were a time for the family to take a group photo.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

In the background of these photos is a large building. There are seven of these around Moscow, and I think this one is the university. It looks pretty much the same today.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

The next one is probably my favorite photo of the bunch. Just a laid back scene, reading the paper.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

How awesome is that car!

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Moscow – Sochi Express.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Check out the rad background here.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

The building in the background here is the same building I grew up in also.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Another totally weird photo.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

My great grandmother was an aerospace engineer, but I’m not sure what the gathering below is about.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Cuteness!

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Yup, that’s totally eyeliner on the guy. I’m not sure if it’s actually a movie star photo or just somebody pretending to be a movie star, but the photo looks like just an average photo.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

I think this is a drawing of the guy above, by my grandmother.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

This is like a movie still. I think it’s probably taken on the train heading to the country house.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

It might just be me, but doesn’t the guy on the left kind of look like Jimmy Kimmel?

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

I think the guy in the center with the white beard is my great great grandfather. He’s pictured with his children and grandchildren.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

My mom as a teen. When she saw this picture she remembered a big crush she had on the boy on the right.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

My grandfather was stationed in Kamchatka for a while, and I guess at the time there was a volcano eruption so he got these great shots.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

When I was little, this is exactly how imagined all mountains looked.

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

I do believe these two ladies are flirting with my grandfather. :)

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

My grandfather on television. Ooohh…

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

Old Timey Family Photos | Nina Barry Photography

6 Responses to “Old Timey Family Photos”

  1. Josh
    6 May 2010 at 9:37 pm #

    These are the awesomest!! Wow – what an incredible collection. I still have a ton of my family pics in a box that I’ve been meaning to digitize and you’ve just inspired me to get around sometime this year. Still, it’s so great that you have so many talented artists in your family if only for the well-composed photo history – I mean, who has shots like these! Obviously, I’m envious and delighted. Hooray!

  2. Nina
    6 May 2010 at 10:06 pm #

    Thanks! It’s been a lot of fun going through them. These are just a few, I have oodles more to sift through, but I think they are fun too. I can’t wait to see your yours Josh. :)

  3. alisha
    7 May 2010 at 6:46 am #

    These are great!

  4. Adam
    7 May 2010 at 9:02 am #

    Hey Nina,
    I concur, these are fantastic! It makes me want to print photos of my experiences now, so that later in life there are paper copies of my past, not just digital. Anyhoo, thanks for sharing!

  5. Angora Holly Polo
    7 May 2010 at 11:47 am #

    Wow, these are so amazing! I love the ones of the volcanoes and your grandfather on television–and the one of your mom as a teen is super cute. You can tell she has a crush on that boy, because he is clearly too cool for school.

  6. Laura Hartgerink
    12 May 2010 at 10:42 pm #

    love love love! i come from a family of artists/photographers, too, so this makes me want to hunt down our family’s old photos. great stories, thanks for sharing.