Sepia Saturday picnic with the Hardies

Picnics in Scotland usually require travel rugs, but look at all the equipment Granny (on the right with the lavish bow) and her pals took with them in the late 1920’s!

1920's picnic in Scotland

Besides a couple of baskets of food, there are napkins, blankets and even a teapot.  I wonder what was in the big rectangular box – hopefully cakes!

I think the girl in the middle wearing the white hat is Alice, the bride from my previous post who married one of the Hardie brothers.  Do you think the chap 3rd from the left could be her brother-in-law Frank?  What do you think?

Read more of this week’s Sepia Saturday posts here.

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18 Responses to Sepia Saturday picnic with the Hardies

  1. Alan Burnett says:

    I think it is a wonderful photograph, that’s what I think. But is that a basket that is suspended in the trees above the head of the chap on the left?

  2. Lisa says:

    a wonderful photo, they all look to be enjoying themselves!

  3. Karen Sather says:

    What a great day they all surely had! The basket in the top is a mystery, stands out so, maybe it’s not so much in a tree…could a baby be inside? Nice group and great day for a picnic!

  4. Kristin says:

    What a group! They must have just eaten and be ready for a rest. The basket does look like it’s on the hill behind them and not hovering over the poor man’s head.

  5. Pat says:

    By their jovial looks I wonder if there was something stronger than tea to drink! Great photo..

  6. TICKLEBEAR says:

    i would suppose the rectangular box held the dishes, ustensils and what-nots…
    it sure looks as if they had had a pleasant time, looking rather relaxed and satiated already.
    thanx 4 sharing!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

  7. Bob Scotney says:

    You could date this photo just by looking at the ladies’ hats. Looks like a great day out.

  8. Muse Swings says:

    What a wonderful picnic picture! This looks very much like the picnics Rosemunde Pilcher describes in so many of her books.

  9. Nana Jo says:

    What a wonderful photograph. I love old day picnic scenes; the ambiance was so different from now. The men’s dapper suits, the women’s summer dresses, the real china and cutlery. I love Granny’s butterfly bow!

  10. Susan says:

    What a glorious picture to see – esp. in February with winter in full force. Thank you!

  11. Christine says:

    My eye also went to the basket hanging from the tree…something to be kept away from the ants? This looks like such a fun gathering, and I love the teapot and all the other accessories.

  12. Mel says:

    This photo is wonderful, such a happy moment in time. I love that they took the teapot, but I wonder how they got the hot water? Brought from home, or perhaps they had a fire somewhere? The picture from the previous post is amazing, the bride is stunning, and the composition and quality are outstanding!

  13. Mimi says:

    You are so lucky to have so many fun photos from your granny’s albums. I like to use them in my blogs also, but the ones from my grandmother and mother are not nearly as interesting as yours. No wonder you love what you do – the past is fabulous in those photos!

  14. Tattered and Lost says:

    Always so fun to see photos like this. My paternal grandparents were from Scotland and I have seen many photos of them out and about dressed so formal. Then they moved to a rural area in Northern California and their attire changed dramatically.

  15. Larry says:

    It is a wonderful photo. I wonder where they got the steaming hot water to make tea. I liked the dress of all the recliners.

  16. They certainly look like they were a fun bunch! :)

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