Having previously completed a past and present blog, I was looking for inspiration for something different.
My Grandmother, Eva Scott (nee Pilgrim) was born on the 18th of August 1910 (arrived a day late?) and took most of the photographs featured in this blog on a Kodak Box Brownie.
Gran ceased schooling at age 14 to help her mother keep house and look after her younger siblings.
"I worked at home for my keep including outings, films and developing etc. plus 20 shillings a week pocket money".
The first of Gran's "snaps" was taken in November 1927 (when she was 17 years old).
|Kodak Advertisement (altered)|
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic 1848-1957)
Tuesday 20th December 1927 - p 17
Did you notice that I have replaced
Bringing Past and Present together.
My Grandmother's 2A Brownie camera
is pictured at the top while
my Grandfather's camera is below.
The original Advertisment can be viewed
here at www.nla.gov.au
The Advertisement to the left was prevalent in Newspapers in 1927, when Gran received her first camera. Gran told me that she saved her pocket money to purchase her first camera, a Kodak 2A Box Brownie.
|Gran's 2A Kodak Box Brownie|
When I showed an interest in photography and family history, Gran gave me her Kodak 2A Box Brownie and my Grandfather's No 2 Box Brownie, which are pictured.
|A pencil rubbing from the Back of Gran's Box Brownie|
No. 2A BROWNIE
MADE IN U.S.A. BY
EASTMAN KODAK Co.
|Gran also gave me the instruction booklet for her Kodak Box Brownie|
It is interesting to see the prices in the 1920s (in US Dollars)
|Second Row: Eric and Jean Byron, Eva Pilgrim (and her Box Brownie) and Stella Biggin|
Stawell Races 9th April 1928
|1st Prize for the "Most Original Snap" - Nhill Show 18th October 1928|
Coming Home from Diapur taken by Eva Pilgrim 4/2/1928
Gran won prizes at the local show and had many photos published in the Weekly times and also their local paper. The photo below has been shown on my blog before and would be one of my favourites.
|"Joker takes a Bath"|
1932 - Ted Geyer and Lloyd Pilgrim at Almondale Winiam
Taken by Eva Pilgrim on her Kodak Box Brownie
Won First Prize for "Most Interesting Farm Scene" at Nhill Show October 1932
|1934 Pilgrim Family Gathering|
Eva Pilgrim is central, holding her Box Brownie
|Gran in a familiar pose|
9th April 1990
By coincidence, my first camera was a Kodak Instamatic and my first digital camera was a Kodak Easyshare.
I have always enjoyed taking photos....or maybe it was recording places, people and events for the future?
|I was snapped taking a photo of the view|
from the California Adventure
Tower of Terror ride in 2013
|This post was inspired by The Family Curator|