Friday, 20 January 2012

Sorry, Not Sepia!

But, here's a black and white version instead. It's Christmas 1968, and my small niece, in her dressing gown and sleep suit, is getting my Mum (her Granny) to sort out her doll and pram for her. Still in its box at the front of the picture is one of those 'magic' feeding bottles which appear to empty as the 'baby' gets fed. I imagine the photo was taken by my brother in the morning, for there's a carpet sweeper in evidence, and Mum is wearing a nylon overall that I'm sure would have been discarded if it had been later in the day.
Before I started looking through my collection for Sepia Saturday's request for doll related pictures, I didn't think I'd be able to find any, so thanks again to my Bro for supplying me with this one!

32 comments:

  1. Do you know that doll is still played with? Its knitted clothes are still perfect and she has been enjoyed by the children of that little toddler as well as many visitors to our home.

    ps She has also emigrated to the other side of the world.

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  2. Isn't that nice to know? LOL

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  3. That photo is packed with memories and had me remembering things too..... just by looking at that photo.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  4. Those magic feeding bottles were really something! Cute photo made even better with comments from those who know the doll first hand.

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  5. Maybe not sepia, but adorable, nonetheless.

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  6. My daughter loves those magic feeding bottles and has a couple. They are still as fascinating today as they were back then.

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  7. What a delightful photo. The doll is gorgeous, but not quite as gorgeous as your niece.

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  8. And it looks as if your niece is wearing footie pajamas. I love the way she's holding her hands too.

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  9. Oh, I remember those bottles..just more "reality" for us girls. This photo brought back memories of my sister and I and our dolls.

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  10. Wonderful photo.. she looks so uncertain about handling that doll. I bet she was figuring that the bottle had to come out... somewhere. ;)

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  11. I like photos that tell a story, and this one tells a lovely story. And it brought back memories for my too. I'm certain my grandmother had the same nylon overall ;-) The way your little niece is holding her hands... what a fun photo.
    And isn't it great that that same doll is still being played with?
    Who cares it's not sepia!

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  12. She’s striking exctly the pose my grandaughter does when she says “Ta da!”

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  13. That is a cute pose. I hadn't heard of those magic bottles before.

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  14. trekking your superb blog! keep blogging and inspiring people!

    cheers!
    ..TREK..

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  15. Your little niece looks like her doll and buggy just got tipped over and she's just too flustered to put it back together. Luckily your mother was there to do it. I hadn't thought about those bottles in decades. I still wonder how they worked.

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  16. Oh, I remember those bottles! It used to frustrate me that I couldn't get anything out of them.

    Charming little photo. You make me want to go and find one of myself with a doll and do a post after all.

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  17. You've got some lovely pictures. This one's a gem!

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  18. I remember those baby bottles. Had a few of them. A wonderful photo! A slice of life in one kodak moment.

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  19. The magic of an unposed family Christmas .... I expect your mother's overall was whisked off to reveal a splendid dress for Christmas Lunch !

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  20. This looks like a 'not like that Auntie' pose.

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  21. Bob Scotney - no Auntie in sight! That was a Granny (my Mum) and her first granddaughter, my niece..

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  22. Jinksy, this is such an excellent photo that tells a story as it captures an important moment in time. I love how her arms are up in the air in anticipation, and how your Mum is so thoughtful.

    God bless,

    Kathy M.

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  23. What a lovely photo of your niece and her Granny. Your Mom looks so sweet and gentle, and I love the look and stance of your little niece. It's a terrific photo filled with many memories. I agree with Maggie. I has me remembering things from this era, too! I love this!!!
    Hugs and love,
    Jackie

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  24. Well you did find one, and a fine one at that. And, as I have always said, "sepia is a state of mind".

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  25. A very cute photo - the little one's dressing gown looks cosy. I love the way she has her hands up :-) Jo

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  26. Alan is right, Sepia is a state of mind and this was a perfect fit.

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  27. Oh, I had forgotten about those magic baby bottles. Now you have me wondering whatever became of mine.

    Love the joy she has with her arms in the air.

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  28. Such a darling photo. You can just feel the joy...almost as if you were there.
    Barbara

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  29. Delightful photo. Joy is definitely the word.

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  30. Lucky for you to have siblings!!
    Great pic though. So natural!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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