Saturday, March 28, 2015

Vintage Boyfriend ~

So, so busy lately! I'm litterally counting every day before Easter break. But I'm probably not the only one. After those 2 weeks of holiday school will be over in no time and hello to all the events this summer! Now it's just waiting for some warm weather over here. 
You probably all know that feeling of the first major event in summer time where you want to show everyone what you have been buying, making and collecting whole winter. May will be such a great month full of events, 'full' there are 2 big events but it's going to be great. I can't wait any longer!

But we all need some distraction during busy times. There's an amazing group on facebook where you can find great vintage photographs of good looking chaps (giggling for sure!) And last week I was nominated by a friend to share my top 5 of men. But I just couldn't choose. So I started searching photographs on Pinterest.  And here's my selection, hope you like it ladies!
That look!
A first class selfie
You want to share?
Maybe it's not only about mister Gable and mister Dean but also about their motorcycles ;)
There's something about sailors, right?!
I just had to share these guys with you
His eys, my god!
That smiles says enough!
Looking good, really good!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Red Cross Photograph Part II ~

Summer is already a while ago, just like most part of all those fleamarkets. On one of those fleamarkets I found a photo, yes I'm in love with old photographs. But about this one their was something special. American Red Cross workers were photographed while working in a canteen on an airfield in England, Warton to be exactly.
The internet can be such a useful source! And also Facebook has helped me a lot. The page of the Bomble Bee association could tell me a lot about the photograph, one of the volunteers of the Bomble Bees association discovered that one of the ladies in the photograph is Nancy Jobson: 

Nancy was born June 12, 1919 in Brooklyn, New York the daughter of C. Drew and Margaret Wemple Jobson. She married Victor H. Foster January 15, 1946 in Bovingdon, England. He died November 1993.

Nancy grew up in Montvale, NJ. She attended business college and worked in New York City for Blue Cross and Sperry Gyroscope Co. in Brooklyn. She was hired by the American Red Cross June 9, 1944 and assigned to England. She was in Europe for 2 years and worked for 5 different Red Cross clubs during WW2. She worked as a Staff Assistant Program Director and eventually as Club Director. She arranged all sorts of activities, including dances, classes and shows. As one of 150 Red Cross workers she attended an appreciation tea with the King and Queen of England.

After her service for the ARC she worked at the Edison School and retired in 1985. Nancy died December 18, 2010 in Waverly. 

She published a book, called 'Letters Home - the American Red Cross and the Eight Air Force' as Nancy Jobson Foster.
More about her you can read in this wonderful article: Here


I still wasn't able to look for more information about her, the Warton Air Base or one of the other persons on the photograph. If you could help, let me know, that would be great!


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Photos From An Other Era ~

On our Classic Car Show I didn't only saw old cars and pieces for them but somewhere between them I found a stack of photos. Most of them were about cars (what else?!) But I also found some very beautiful and very old photographs. I didn't take them all with me because some were in a bad condition and I already have quite a lot of them.
And there was something else, which was really interesting: a map of photographs from a holiday somewhere in the 1950s with their negatives. Great to find something like that!
 These 2 photographs are probably the oldest ones I have. 
There's one thing I can say about them: beautiful!

 Dad and mom ready to leave, September 1931

Such a cute class picture! All their names are written on the back of of the picture.

 These 2 photographs are both from 1931. This boy and girl just did their First Communion and these photos are for their godfather and godmother.