October 15, 2013

Peggy and Curt

It's my sister's birthday so I found and scanned a really old picture of her. She and our cousin were dressed in improvised costumes, looking something like Roman centurions. I was older than them and I had a Kodak camera in search of interesting subjects.

Here's a more recent picture of them that I took in 2006. By this time my cousin had changed the spelling of his name from Curt to Kurt in remembrance of his great-uncle Kurt Freschl, who had anglicized his name to Curt Freshel during the first World War so that it would not appear to be German.

Linking to: Black and White Wednesday

13 comments:

  1. Very pretty. wonderful and tender portraits in time , I love ... !

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  2. Interesting photography.
    Goodluck forthcoming for weekend.

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  3. What a great black and white. Wonderful shots!

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  4. Alternate title: "Hams, then and now."

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  5. Love that old black and white - I am the "keeper" of the family history, so to speak...so I have all the old photos - some from as far back as my great grandparents! My maiden name was Messersmith...anglicized for the same reason. No one ever changed it back, though!

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  6. That's a cute old photo. I'm glad you found it.

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  7. Don't you just love the old black and whites! Your sister has a wonderful smile Linda that's a lovely relaxed recent picture of them.

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  8. (Sorry I'm late) Happy Birthday, Peggy!

    GREAT OLD PHOTO!

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  9. Great photos and sweet memories! Happy birthday to your sister!

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  10. I love that you could include both photos - past and present.

    Our family also changed names during WWI, so our German heritage was Americanized (is that a word?). We went from Schmidt to Smith.

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  11. I love that included both photos - the past and present.

    Our family also had a name change due to our German heritage. During WWI, my great-grandfather joined the U.S. Army and changed our name from Schmidt to Smith.

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