Sunday, May 31, 2009

Monochrome Monday #10



My Grandfather was an avid photographer. He had put together this amazing album with detailed descriptions of each photo in an accompanied booklet (777 in all). The earliest shot I have found in the book is 1908. These particular two are from 1915 at Natatorium Park in Spokane, Washington. I found a website with the history of the park and emailed these two shots to the webmaster. Interesting history about the park can be found here. To see more interesting Monos, visit Aileni.

25 comments:

Aileni said...

That second is a classic in more senses than one - very fine. On glass initially no doubt.

Martha said...

Wow, these are wonderful! I love the second one especially!

Vita Stunder said...

I really love your second shot here!
Amazing :)

BJ Roan said...

Both are treasures.

Ulrica said...

O wow, how wonderful to have this pictures. They are amazing.

Carver said...

What a treasure to have albums of your grandfather's photographs. The two you showed here are fantastic.

Anne said...

So very very interesting, and so very nice og oyou to tell ous all this history..., almost as i got sm tears in my eyes .-)) thinking of your grandfather...

Nice week to you from Anne

Hege said...

The picture of the monkeys was adorable. Very nice pictures!

jabblog said...

Stunning photos and each so different - lovely!

2sweetnsaxy said...

What wonderful old photos. It must be a treasure to have that album of all of those old photos.

Bim said...

Two great photos. The second one I find particularly interesting (and the monkey mom in the first one looks so melancholy it's quite hard to bear )

uncleawang said...

Fascinating history & great vintage photos,Thanks for sharing:)
Thanks also for visiting my monochrome & have a nice day.

Julie said...

Very nice old shots. I love looking at old black and whites.

Daryl said...

What a treasure that is .. and thanks for the links

Robin said...

What an absolute treasure trove - both for your family and for the park.

Dagrun said...

Wow, that is really amazing, what a treasure to inherite!

anml_lvr said...

I love these shots. I wish I was alive to see Nat. Park. I would also like to go back in time and meet your grandfather.

napaboaniya said...

Lovely shots in mono.
I've posted something similar to the first shot too yesterday at http://theworldinblackwhite.blogspot.com/2009/06/moms-cradle.html

Liz said...

Wow! What amazing quality. I like the second one best as a monochrome.

Regina said...

Great post!

michael bird said...

Both photos are great moments in a long ago history. Like Hege, I find the monkeys adorable.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Totally cool that you have such wonderful old photos!

roentarre said...

Simply artistic and fantastic shots

So sentimental

lisaschaos said...

How great that he was so organized! I love the monkeys!

Happily Retired Gal said...

WOW ... How wonderful these images are. Thanks for sharing ;--)
Hugs and blessings,