Sunday, July 15, 2012

Perambulators

Sepia Saturday 134: 14th July 2012

A selection of photos of Prams from family albums:

You've seen this one previously but I couldn't resist including it again.
1936 - My Uncle Don is the boy standing

1940 - My Aunt with her toy pram


1943 - My Great Aunt (Nhill)

The advertisement below is from The Argus (Melbourne) newspaper 16th May 1944.

1946 - Mum

And finally, the photo below is baby me with my mother and our dog Rex.   I have very fond memories of growing up with Rex.  He was my best friend for many years.  When I started to emulate Rex and cock my leg, Mum decided it was time that I had a brother or sister.

Back to the pram.............It was a gift to my parents from my paternal grandparents.  My grandparents gave a pram as a gift upon the arrival of the first child born to each of their children.

I still have the pram but it doesn't look as nice now.  I used it for my eldest child but it was too heavy and difficult to maneuver and get in and out of the car so I opted for a newer model when my second child joined us.

1967 - Mum, Rex & I

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28 comments:

  1. I adore the first pic, Sharon. What an amazing collection (once again!).

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    1. Thanks Fi. I thought that you would make a funny comment about me imitating the dog :)

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  2. Wonderful photos and memories!

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    1. Thanks Jana. I certainly have some great memories about the dog Rex. He was very protective of me.

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  3. Those baby carriages were indeed heavy but I'm glad you at least tried to carry on the family heritage. Maybe they make better displays for toys. You have some lovely photos.

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    1. I agree. I have often thought that I should clean it, get the hood fixed and display some of mums and my old toys. Think I will put it on my list of things to do before the end of the year.

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  4. These are all great pictures! I love the way your aunt has all her toys lined up by the toy pram.

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  5. Lovely photos - I especially enjoyed the pic of your aunt and her toys. So cute!

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    1. A bit different to the ipods and electronic games of children today!

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  6. A great collection of family prams. Certainly it would have made a great picture while you emulated Rex...
    ;)~
    HUGZ

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    1. Lol. Thankfully none of those pictures exist.

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  7. My favorite photo is your aunt with her toys. The ad left me wondering what the difference is between a pram and a pramette.

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    1. Good pick up. I don't know but I think that a pram is fixed while a pramette can be adjusted like a stroller to a sitting position for when the child gets a bit older?
      I like looking at the change in prices over time too.

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  8. A great selection of photos - the little boy's expression in the first one is priceless! The old prams look very heavy and cumbersome, but I guess very few Mums needed to lift them into cars in those days. Jo

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    1. I think they look adorable too. It looks like my uncle is pushing the pram and the other little one wants to go faster.

      Neither of my grandmothers ever drove and my mum didn't until we were teenagers so they definitely didn't need to lift into a car!

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  9. All very engaging photos Sharon. I wondered what the pramettes were too; they sound like a fifties group of backing singers - Susie Stroller and The Pramettes :)

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  10. Interesting to see that no coupons were need for a pram in war time Melbourne. Fine photos. Sharon.

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    1. You are always very observant :)

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  11. The first pram looks old and yet futuristic (the future as imagined in the 1930s) AND it is keeping your Uncle Don steady. Great series of photos.

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    1. Thanks Joy. I wonder what they are both staring at.

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  12. I just love the little toy pram your aunt had, with the toys lined up beside it.

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    1. Thank you Sheila. It is so cute isn't it!

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  13. I think the presentation is wonderful. I have just begun putting together some albums from old family pictures. I am quickly realizing that I am creating an actual pictorial history of my family, and it is exciting.

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    1. Thank you JJ. I can relate to your excitement. It is so true that a picture tells a thousand words!

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  14. You mother had a bunch of hair there! nice idea to give prams as gifts. The ones in your photos and the add seem much lower than the ones over here.

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    1. And I had no hair! Things have reversed now :)

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