This weeks Sepia Saturday inspiration comes from a 1904 photo of Korean women playing a board game. I’ve raided Great Granny’s albums again, and while there are no photos of board games, Granny got up to various other activities with her cousins, the Hardies. These pictures are rather more sedate than previous ones!
Anyone for tennis? This picture was taken on a weekend away at Elmslea in Dundee in May 1928. The little girl looks really grumpy – was there a tantrum brewing up?
Granny, on the left, was keen on golf - this was taken in 1928 at Mount Pleasant. No loud checked trousers or Pringle jumpers for these two lady golfers. She must have been keen on watching golf as well as she took this photo of Bobby Jones (USA) playing in the British Open Golf Championships.
There’s no date noted on the back, but a quick internet search shows that Bobby won with a score of 285 at St Andrews in 1928. He also won the British Open Championship in 1926 and 1930.
I don’t know what game they are playing here – I can’t see any rackets or a ball – but they’ve rigged up a bit of netting in the garden. Any ideas? I see there’s a hat abandoned on the grass and hope it didn’t get trampled in the excitement….
Here we have a tennis court and a pile of rackets on the table but it seems that relaxing in deck chairs was preferable. Check out the hats and that parasol!
I’m very pleased to see the young lad cuddling the cat (I’m a Cat Person) and even the cat looks pleased :-) I suspect he was a big ginger cat.
If you enjoyed this peek into Great Granny’s album you can see more by clicking the link in the cloud tag on the right.
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