A 'Swenglish' journey through family photos, notes and postcards from the early 20th century.

2013-02-02

Sepia Saturday: Young Lad with Bicycle

It took me a while to find them in the old family albums, but here are two photos of my dad in his boyhood, first with a tricycle rather small for him, then a bicycle a bit big for him… I’m not sure exactly how old he was in either photo but he was born in 1931.

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17 comments:

  1. What Splendid Photos! Your Dad Looks Very Proud of his bikes!

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  2. HA -- I was going to ask if Peter Miebies is your father. But I see he's been here already and will miss the fun of my asking. Your dad is dressed so spiffy, and those glasses are great. I like your photos.

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  3. What wonderful crisp focus in these photos. Your Dad looks like a happy young man. I'd love a pair of glasses like his.

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  4. A great response to this week's subject. I can still remenmber my tricycle. It meant so much to me when I was tiny.

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  5. I expect he 'grew into' the second bike! Bikes meant freedom when we were young!

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  6. A boy who is yet to grow into his hairstyle and his bike. Evocative photos, thanks for sharing them.

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  7. The quality and detail in the photographs is outstanding. You obviously had a gifted photographer in the family.

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  8. The large bike looks like a girls' bike, so I am wondering whether he had an older sister.

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    1. My dad had neither sisters nor brothers; and I have no evidence or memory of my grandmother ever using a bike. But I suppose it might have been bought as a family bike, and/or second hand. The photo must be from the WWII years, so no luxuries to be expected...

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  9. Wharever happened to the bells that were on bikes years ago? Two fine photos for us to study. How narrow where the wheels on his tricycle.

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  10. He is so cute! Love these pictures, Monica. Nice to see you here on Sepia Saturday.

    Kathy M.

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  11. Two excellent photos for the theme. Bicycles (and tricycles) offer that first taste of freedom, which is a universal joy no matter the decade or country.

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  12. What great photos of your father. I love his Harry Potter glasses.
    Nancy

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  13. Your dad is precious in these pictures. Love the glasses too.

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