Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sepia Saturday 202


I seem to be just on time today :) Sepia Saturday 202 offers "№1" theme - a portrait of a couple. I really like this one. My Grandmother Gratsia (Russian for "Grace") captured with Mikhail, my Grandfather. He's wearing striped pajamas and thus I conclude that she was visiting him in sanatorium - such pajamas were given to all patients staying in Soviet sanatoriums or hospitals. He suffered from tuberculosis and had to spend several months a year in sanatorium to receive due treatment.

I have a feeling that on this picture they are not married yet and it is the beginning of 1950s. I can't see any rings - but I love the knot which their beautiful hands and fingers form on the picture. Granny is wearing fashionable pencil skirt - and every time I'm looking at this picture I think of the missing button :)

Всем привет! Я сегодня опять с "Сепией по субботам". В центре внимания - винтажная фотография пары. У меня нашелся дивный снимок. Бабушка Грация и дедушка Миша. Оба молодые, подозреваю, что ещё неженатые. Судя по всему, ужасно влюбленные - стоит только взглянуть на затейливое хитросплетение ещё не окольцованных рук :) Дедушка в полосатой пижаме, за плечами - каменный вазон. Без сомнения, она навещала его в санатории, где он лечился от туберкулеза. Возможно, в санатории имени Герцена. Смотрю на это фото годами, и всё думаю - знает ли она, что у неё потерялась пуговица?


13 comments:

  1. Your grandmother was beautiful. It's funny that you notice the missing button -- I certainly didn't until you pointed it out.

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    1. Thank you for comment, Wendy! Obviously I had much more time for watching this picture, which enabled me to notice the button was missing :))

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  2. A lovely portrait to have, rather than the formal posed shots we more often have of that generation.

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  3. A nice take on the theme & a lovely photograph.

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  4. Their hands are lovely...so much expression there! Nice photo, indeed!

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  5. The picture on your profile looks a lot like your grandmother.

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    1. Thank you! She was known as a beauty, thus it's compliment for me.

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  6. Lucky he survived. I have a couple of relatives who died from tuberculosis.

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    1. He actually did not :( But he lived long enough to give life to my father. 1969 took his life (my Dad was 14 years old, and it was 10 years before I was born).

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  7. A lovely looking couple: so sad that he was afflicted with illness in that way.

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  8. Вот просто обожаю фото с историей...а с твоими комментариями -оно невероятно "вкусное")))

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  9. Delightful photo. Grace was a beauty.

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