Monday, July 14, 2014

Our Family at the Beach

Just over a week ago we attended our niece's wedding on the Florida beach. Attire for the wedding was quite appropriate for the bride and groom as well as all who attended.

Since it is beach time for most of our family, I thought I would share how our Dutch family dressed when they visited the Scheveningen beach 100 years ago. (Correction in the bottom photo: The photo is of Opa and Oma and the oldest aunt W. Probably in the summer of 1910 or 1911. More than 100 years ago. After some research about smiling in photos, I discovered that most adults began grinning in photographs when cameras had faster shutter snaps around  the 1920's and 1930's.)

The photo above is of my hub's paternal grandfather, grandmother, and two aunts while visiting with friends at Scheveningen beach  in July 1916 (4 months before my FIL's birth in November 1916). That explains Oma's huge white coat.







This photo is of the same Opa and Oma and (we think) the youngest aunt at the same beach in Scheveningen, The Netherlands in July 1914.







7 comments:

Paulette said...

I love the last photo, the sand bucket is small but the shovel is huge. These are awesome photos, how fortunate you are to have them. Aren't the chairs just wonderful?

Delores said...

In the last photo they don't look happy..and no wonder..maybe it was just dawning on them how idiotic it was to sit out in the heat dressed like that. You are blessed indeed to have such wonderful photos of family that tell the story of how life was lived 100 years ago.

Endah Murniyati said...

Wonderful old pictures! So old, but they are on good quality

Janie Junebug said...

What fun.

Love,
Janie

homeschooljewelrymom said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them.

Willy said...

Hej Linda, erg leuk deze foto's van de familie op het strand. Wat zullen ze het warm gehad hebben met deze kleding aan, behalve het kleine meisje, zij is luchtiger gekleed. Fijne week,

Janneke said...

Prachtig die oude familie foto´s op het strand van Scheveningen. De heren strak in het pak met zomerhoed, wat zijn de tijden toch veranderd hè, niet te geloven met de gepoetste schoenen in het zand.