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Thanks to the fastidious nature of my grandaunt, Ruth Balding, I have some photos with identification, and ~gasp~ even dates.
Ruth playing in the Pacific ocean, July 1926
 photo RuthJul1926SantaMonica.jpg

My grandmother's handmade bathing suit
 photo DorisGenevainhomemadebathingsuit.jpg

Granduncle Linky Balding and an unnamed gal friend
 photo Linkyandgirlfriendcrop.jpg

Ruth and her husband, Walter Nathan Brandon
 photo WlaterandRuthcrop.jpg

Grand uncles Marvin and Linky Balding at Santa Monica pier, 1926
 photo MarvinandEllingtonatSantaMonicaPier1926.jpg

This is a Sepia Saturday post.

Head over there for more wonderful old photos and postcards.
ETA: I've received several comments from people about the first photo of my grand aunt, Ruth Balding.

I've written a follow-up about that photo alone, here.

Date: 2013-11-08 05:10 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Dee, that first photo is fabulous! She has great style. I love her simple dress with the loose waist, how she's holding it up just a little, and I love her longish jacket with the tie pulled to the back. Not to mention her pose. As I look at photos on blogs I'm often surprised at what photos were taken. This is gorgeous photo of such a simple action. Love it!
Nancy from My Ancestors and Me


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