2013 Project 365

Project 365 / Day 57 – Age of Innocence

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“Don’t care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don’t give up and use the chance
To return to innocence.

That’s not the beginning of the end
That’s the return to yourself
The return to innocence.” 
― Enigma

Canon 7D, 50mm f/1.4 USM. 1.6 Sec at f/11, ISO 200. Custom white balance, clarity -14, vibrance +10

These two dolls came from my adopted Aunt who lived until she was 105 years old. A truly elegant lady that survived the Great Depression and lived through the era of industrialization. To think of the rapid change that has occurred the past 100 years. A time that began when only men were allowed to vote, to an era of social equality.

A time of the pony express that transferred information from one side of the country to the other that sometimes took weeks. The advent of instant information takes away the innocence from not only our children, but also ourselves.

And thus the return and frequent stays in nature, a return to the age of innocence.

24 replies »

  1. what history this lady lived through.. do you have these dolls now? they are in wonderful condition.. true treasures.

    • She really did, didn’t she? These dolls are in our master suite now. I wanted them in another area of the house that I would see more, but my black cat liked to sleep in their laps. So they are in a hallway area where he doesn’t like to hang out it. My Aunt kept these meticulously in an old suitcase with all the details about them. The linen and lace on the doll on the left is incredible. Thanks for commenting!

  2. So there’s longevity in your family. That’s a lot of history. And the dolls are so well preserved. I hope it will live for another 105 more years.

  3. How wonderful that you have these beautiful old dolls, Emily. Your adopted aunt lived to a great age. I’m wondering if my MiL will also live to 105. She turns 100 in August, and is as fit as a fiddle. 🙂

  4. A beautiful shot of two very old dollies. They are lovely and how wonderful that your aunt was elegant through all those times.

    Elegance is not one of my strengths but I so admire it in others.

  5. A wonderful connection . . . these beautiful dolls are a great reminder of an period of innocence that won’t return. So many thoughts and so many feelings, good or bad – all depends.

  6. So much history your aunt has seen! The dolls are of the finest quality and a real treat to see.
    Beautiful shot Emily! The bottom of the shoe and the details of the dainty fingers, teeth, eyes, etc., are imaged so well within your photography. Gorgeous! I feel they are sitting in front of me 🙂

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