#Sepia Saturday 100th post celebrations

Alan who hosts Sepia Saturday, and the various contributors, are celebrating the 100th Sepia Saturday post today – Hurray!  We’re all looking forward to the next 100 too :-)

Trying to keep with the theme of “100”, I rummaged in my family tree to see how many of my ancestors lived to that ripe old age.  Disappointingly, only one – my 3 x Great Grandfather, John Stewart, was born in 1796 and died in 1897 in Ayrshire aged 101.  He was a farmer at Overmuir Farm, and was also Tree-Climbing Granny‘s great grandfather.

My newly discovered relative in Canada had a visit from other relations on Monday so I emailed some pictures over, and they very kindly emailed me some back this week.  I haven’t seen this photo of Granny’s parents before, so I’m terribly excited to have a copy.

James Cameron Stewart and Janet Christian HardieThanks to Janet and Douglas for sharing this (and other photos) with me.  Isn’t Chris’s hat spectacular?  Her skirt seems to have some kind of decoration (probably not gravy, like if it had been me) and the sleeves of her jacket are very ornate.  A very smart couple indeed!

Jo

SEPIA SATURDAY is a weekly meme which encourages bloggers to publish and share old images and photographs. All that is required is for contributors to post an old image (it doesn’t have to be in sepia) and provide a few words in explanation. If you could provide a link back to the Sepia Saturday Blog and visit as many of the other contributors as you can, it would also be appreciated

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20 Responses to #Sepia Saturday 100th post celebrations

  1. Little Nell says:

    That’s a wonderful picture Jo. I can see why your were so pleased to have it. The clothes are lovely as you say.

  2. Adrian says:

    Goodness, that hat really IS spectacular!! Totally without form and appears to have a life of its own. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing Jo

  3. Tray says:

    Wonderful hat indeed Jo! I too searched for someone in my family who made it to the age of 100, but could no find even one. :)

  4. Nancy says:

    Isn’t it exciting when you first see a photograph of an ancestors? It’s like meeting them for the very first time. Your great-grandparents are a very dashing couple. Her hat, fur collar, and suit are fabulous. Can you guess a date for this photo? Thanks for sharing, Jo.

    • Jo says:

      Thanks for your comment, Nancy. I’ve no date for the photo but Chris was born in 1882 and married James in 1904, when she was 21. He was 7 years older than her. I’ll hazard a guess at 1910 – 1915?

  5. mary s says:

    I love black and white photos more than anything, but, oddly, I find myself wondering what color her outfit was in this wonderful photo. They seem to be so happy here.

  6. Kristin says:

    What a great photo and how fine to have it through the help of a cousin.

  7. Bob Scotney says:

    I’m glad the photo has found its way to you. A smart pair indeed.

  8. Jinksy says:

    A hat to end all hats! LOL

  9. Nancy says:

    That was so nice that your relatives were able to share that wonderful photo with you. What a treasure.
    Nancy Javier

  10. Janice says:

    Yes, a very elegant looking couple, and the hat is fabulous.

  11. Christine H. says:

    It strikes me that you have some of the best looking ancestors. Chris is no exception. While her outfit is elegant and beautiful, her face is also very lovely.

  12. Oliver says:

    Isn’t it exciting when you first see a photograph of an ancestors? It’s like meeting them for the very first time. Your great-grandparents are a very dashing couple. Her hat, fur collar, and suit are fabulous. Can you guess a date for this photo? Thanks for sharing, Jo.
    +1

    • Jo says:

      Thanks for your comment, Oliver. Nancy asked about a date too, but I don’t have one so I’m guessing it was taken around 1910 – 1915, Chris was 21 when she married James (who was 7 years older) in 1904. I’m not good at guessing ages!

  13. Alan Burnett says:

    Thanks Jo. Your images are always beautifully presented and perfectly described. Reaching 100 in the 19th century was no mean feat. I read somewhere that 90% of all the people ever to have reached the age of 90 are alive today – quite a thought. Thanks for being such a great Sepia Saturday contributor.

  14. TICKLEBEAR says:

    Amazing photograph!!
    Good for you!! :)
    HUGZ

  15. gluepot says:

    That’s a wonderful portrait from just after the turn of the century. The hat, in particular, is pretty impressive. The ludicrously precarious headwear of that and the previous decade often seemed alive with foliage and assorted avian fauna, not to mention the remains of various furry animals draped around their shoulders. Marks of an era, I suppose.

  16. That really is a fantastic outfit and oh !… that hat! Today’s clothes are so plain.
    What a handsome couple.
    Barbara (Banar Designs)

  17. Hi Jo,

    Great picture … as are the ones of the ladies below. Thanks for sharing these for the 100th, and thanks, too, for stopping by to visit me.

    Hope your week is going well,

    Kathy M.

  18. What a treasure!Her hat is marvelous..and the fur boa..and that outfit..it has real personality..perhaps that is where your Granny got all her personality from! :)

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