This week’s idea for Sepia Saturday, inspired by Linda, the Paper Collector, is a photo of a man with an impressive ‘tache reading a book – in fact, he looks like he’s been interrupted and is possibly slightly grumpy.
The only photo I could find of a man with a ‘tache and a book is of my maternal Grandfather’s brother, Norman, sharing a very large book with his delightful Granddaughter, Rose, and both look far from grumpy.
I wonder what it was that made Rose laugh so much? Perhaps he stashed something funny inside the book. To me, this looks like a professional photo taken in a studio – Rose’s posh frock and the background make me think so. Norman died in 1995 aged 81, and I don’t remember ever meeting him – he had moved from Scotland to the south west of England. I don’t have any early photos of Norman, just older ones, when “the Porter brothers” had the time to get together for family reunions, after they had all retired. Subsequently our families have lost touch. More “living relative” research required – Rose probably is on Facebook :-)