Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Granny Grim and the Worried Baby

Grandmother and granddaughter. It is a common sight in photographs, especially in Victorian and Edwardian times. Now this granny seems very, very serious - probably the Matriarch of the Family - and a little fearsome. What catches my eye is the sideways glance of a very nervous baby! What do you think about the expressions? Oh, and doesn't she look a little like Dame Judi Dench?


  1. I hope they are done pouring that water over my head.

  2. Hi Maria,
    Brilliant! A Christening photo - why didn't I think of that? Well spotted.

  3. Isn't it amazing in these old photos that they never smiled (not even a hint from the children either) I know it was stylish of the time, but you'd think that just once in awhile....