Thursday, January 16, 2014

A posthumous thank you.....



Overload of pictures alert! This post is for anyone who is fascinated by and appreciates old photographs as much as I do, give me a c18'anything and I'm hooked :) it was impossible to choose only one or two to put up, we've all been there right! Yesterday we had coffee at The Old Brewery which in years gone by was The Swan Brewery. Now a sleek and modern functions/restaurant venue with fabulous views over the Swan River to the city, the walls were laden with reminders of it's rich heritage and past life. I've started with my favourite shot of 'Dandy and Star' on the way to the Perth Royal Show, and below.. my what a big vat of brew :)


Absolutely adore the images below showing the first Perthites cooling off in the river on quite possibly a 42C day exactly like we've been experiencing over the last few weeks.. you can see the beginning of what is now Mounts Bay Road at the bottom of Mount Eliza which is part of Kings Park..



Below the 'carters' trucks loaded up and ready to deliver! Producing images has been going on since the pinhole camera was used as a drawing aide ... but I do believe we owe George Eastman a huge posthumous thank you for giving us the first Kodak and the roll of film to put in it :) I hope you enjoy these images and links to early Perth as much as I did.. I'll show you what the brewery looks like after it's restoration next week. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.....p.s. catch up today!



34 comments:

  1. Ghosts of the past, it seems. Beautiful old images, Grace!

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  2. 42 degrees sounds quite nice right about now!

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  3. Ooh, a veritable cornucopia of vintage goodness! Love this glimpse into the past, even down to the old-timey creases visible in the images. There's something so romantic about old photos and real film:)

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  4. Oh, what terrific captures of those "ghosts of the past", Grace!! I really enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  5. Photography was an entirely different art in those days; I was trying to work out how much it would have cost me in slide film to take the five hundred plus pictures I rattled off last Saturday. And as for glass plate negatives.....

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  7. Always great to see old photos from way back when.

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  8. I love these old photos, especially when you can compare them with that same places as they look today. Can't believe you were at a brewery and ordered coffee, though! ;))

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  9. Great series of old photos.

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  10. I love old pics like these, Grace!

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  11. Great to see old "cough" C19 photos!
    Lovely to see it how it was.

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  12. I love old photos, many thanks, Grace!

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  13. These are fantastic, it's so important to remember and try to imagine what it was like!

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  14. Awwww, Grace, Ingo´ll just love those pics (I admire them, too) - if we´d known, we´d payed a visit for sure - online it looked like just a fancy restaurant!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Cool! Just to imagine how people managed back then... reading a book about German emigrants from the 1800ds on atm.
    Bremerhaven has a great museum on this subject, too, we visited years ago http://www.dah-bremerhaven.de/english.php (English version), even with a section of Germans in Australia!
    Such an interesting subject, how strong and brave people were back then, how keen, no?

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  15. I really love the old pictures .... I like them all ! very much Grace, thanks for sharing.

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  16. There are some great photos there. The brewery seems to be a very early building. Priorities are important.

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  17. Oh yes, funny that on the same day we both posted someone else's old photos.

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  18. These are great photos.I love looking at old images of the city to see how much it has changed.

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  19. Oh very very interesting. I dug really deep a few years back and did get some photos from the Archives in Canada and from another place as well.. find I had a gggg aunt , an artist and also a photographer in the family tree so man photos are out there. I would love to find some like these. Wonderful . Thanks so much for stopping back.

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  20. I love old photos too and these are great.

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  21. Wish I had that white walled tyred motorised vehicle in the second last shot Grace.

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  22. Lovely old photos. The brewery building is situated in such a great spot by the river. Looking forward to seeing the "new" brewery.

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  23. I love these old photos too. Especially when paired with current ones, so I'm looking forward to yours !

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  24. These lovely pictures are a reminder of the sheer magic of yesteryears ! Thanks for sharing !

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  25. I am so gladthe old pictures are preserved for us to have a look at past times. I sometimes wonder what will happen with all the photos we have made nowadays and stored up on the computer. Who will ever see them in the future after we have gone?

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  26. very well preserved pics..and a good piece of history.....

    but am sure native aborigines won't find them nostaligc..i have even read somewhere that they are trying to rename australia day as a day of mourning

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  27. I love old photos too and these are great,

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  28. You've inspired me; I think I'll start collecting postcards again. True vintage cards are not easy to find.

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  29. I love vintage postcards and these are wonderful, specially the second one!
    Léia

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  30. these are great! i too love old photos...i can stare into them forever!

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  31. I love old pictures! what a treasure you're showing today!

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  32. They are marvellous. Glad you took the time to show us plenty. Stay cool!

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