I found this photo in amongst a pile of old ‘things’ that
once belonged to my mother-in-law. The picture was taken in 1924, in a country town in Victoria, Australia. The two men are dressed very formally, but, then again, perhaps that’s the way they always dressed back then. Boots are polished, I notice, so maybe it was a special occasion. On the back of the photo, is mentioned the date (1924), the little boy’s name is Mac and he was then three-and-a half years old. He also is dressed well, but no one has bothered to wash his knees! Poor little fellow: he seems unsure of what is going on. Perhaps it is the first time he was ever photographed.
Nowadays, people seem to be snapping off countless pics
all day, but I wonder if anyone will ever find a picture from today - in nearly 90 years’ time - and examine it closely and love it like we do this one.
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