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Thursday, November 7th, 2013 03:15 pm
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.
(Anonymous)
Thursday, November 7th, 2013 10:17 pm (UTC)
What great old family beach photos these are - absolutely classic!
(Anonymous)
Thursday, November 7th, 2013 10:52 pm (UTC)
Love your grandmother's handmade bathing suit. Wow and Twenty-three skiddo!!! - La Nightingail
(Anonymous)
Friday, November 8th, 2013 05:10 am (UTC)
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
(Anonymous)
Friday, November 8th, 2013 11:25 am (UTC)
Wonderful images Dee; I actually like the very first one best of all. I think I remember that bathing suit from a previous post; I’m full of admiration for anyone who can make their own.

Littel Nell
(Anonymous)
Friday, November 8th, 2013 03:21 pm (UTC)
It's me, Karen S. I like your photos at the lake. The dock photo with the extremely large gate at the end of the dock is so funny, to me, every time I see one I know why they put them there, but gee whiz a person could tumble over along the side at anytime too!
(Anonymous)
Friday, November 8th, 2013 04:10 pm (UTC)
I love the photos, but "Linky Balding" sounds so much like a character out of P.G. Wodehouse, I just had to laugh.
(Anonymous)
Saturday, November 9th, 2013 01:19 am (UTC)
I cannot figure out how to leave a comment on your site...marvelous old beach photos
Saturday, November 9th, 2013 02:02 am (UTC)
The first photo is great. It has a very dreamy feel.
(Anonymous)
Saturday, November 9th, 2013 10:43 am (UTC)
Some great photos. Just wondering why there is a fence at the end of the jetty?
(Anonymous)
Saturday, November 9th, 2013 01:19 pm (UTC)
Love the photo of your aunt in her bathing costume. It appears to be very fashionable and daring.
(Anonymous)
Saturday, November 9th, 2013 02:54 pm (UTC)
this is from Kristin @ Sepia
Each of these photos would make a good story starter.
(Anonymous)
Saturday, November 9th, 2013 04:34 pm (UTC)
Your photographs have such an evocative air about them. My favourites the first one and the one of Linky and friend - he looks so nonchalant in that "oh so casual but smart" tie - very 1920's.
Saturday, November 9th, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
That first photo is a classic. It's more than just a family snapshot. It really connects. I wonder what she's thinking about. I just love it.
(Anonymous)
Sunday, November 10th, 2013 10:22 am (UTC)
The jetty with the 'gate' at the end appears twice (Ruth & her husband and Linky 7 a gal. Do you know where it was?
Ideal set of photos for this week.