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Photos of Yesteryear to Present Day

Face of time


The face of time. Old photos. Stories told, untold, retold...

then, now and then over again.

Our stories play out, we each have a part.

Digging at the brocante photos unearthed 

in a soap tin held together with a rubber band.

The soap tin had a tag it said:

"Photographs from the Canebiere, Marseilles"


old photo, mother and child

Photo of a mother and child:

Marie-Francoise and bebe Mathilde.


old photo of a French girl

Photo of a young girl:

Helene with the latest hairstyle

against her parent's wishes.




solider WW1


Photo of a young man: Was he the father of Mathilde?

or the husband of Marie-Francoise?

Maybe he was Helene's brother Jean-Pierre?

I don't know, only his name is written on the back.



Young man with a tie


Photo: Young man with a stiff collar and a tie,




French boy in a sailor suit


Photo: A boy in a sailor outfit missing his white tie.

Blue eyes, ruby lips, straight bangs...

his name: Andre-Michel.

Do you know that most French names have a masculine and feminine pronunciation?




 young woman


Photo: Girl with a monogram on her dress.


Delphine Perrin

Is she Jacques' sister?

Are they facing opposite so that in a photo frame they could be facing one another?





Photo: Girlfriends.

Lise and Cosette with a hint of a smile.

Cosette is wearing a pinafore.



without a trace

Photo: Serious with earrings.

Was it a rough day?

 Marie-Louise doesn't say.



Old photos

Old photos found in a soap tin.



Young woman sitting

Photo: Young woman on a boat.

 Estelle, with yellow espadrilles.

Taken by her Father Henri one summer at the Vieux-Porte in Marseille.


Photo: Young woman with a yellow purse.

Chelsea. Taken by Martin in Mexico.


Old photos capturing a brief moment in time to be replayed over and over again

in another moment in time.


Who are you, can you share your image in words?


Photo: Middle-Aged Woman

Grieving her brother.

Never wears yellow.

Prefers black --

It is a good thing she doesn't wear yellow or she would be mistaken for a bumblebee.

The oldest child, only daughter, four brothers  - Missing one.





If you want to use this example or your own:



Present-day feeling.

A color you would never wear.

Favorite color.



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