Friday, August 21, 2009

Brothers: Then & Now


Mom wasn’t paying any attention to the background when she set her little boys up for a photograph in front of the family outhouse in 1956.



Fifty three years later the background was very much on my mind when I set up this self-timer shot of Willard & me checking out the wildflowers along Virginia’s scenic Skyline Drive.


10 comments:

Adrienne in Ohio said...

LOL, this is a great post, Coy. I wouldn't have even noticed the outhouse if you hadn't mentioned it though.

It's been years since I have been on Skyline Drive. The flowers are beautiful. :)

Elaine said...

Fun post! I really enjoy old photos, and this one is very cute. I don't think people really thought too much about the background in their shots then. I think the camera was still a little bit magic and they were just happy to be able to take photos of their family. And give Mom credit. She caught happy faces on both of you and also the loving look from big brother to his baby brother. I don't think the background matters at all.

jel said...

Very cool

Montanagirl said...

Coy, that is too funny! Wonderful photo of yesteryear. Like the present-day photo too!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Neat. I like the outhouse in the background. That was life then and still is some places.

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Bradley Myers said...

How do you know she didn't give the background alott of thought, that is something I would do to my son, LOL.

photowannabe said...

Love this. Glad you found the humor and shared it with us.

imac said...

Now thats what I call a super shot Coy. You both have grown a little.lol, Just like me.haha.

Tom said...

I very nearly missed this one... I loved the 'out house shot'... it made me chuckle as I'm sure it s made your family members over the years.
Great post of two of my favourite bloggers.

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Tom

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: That was a really fun shot, the outhouse was part of life back then.