Genealogy would be boring if it was only names and dates, but I'm lucky enough to have a fair number of old family photographs, especially some very old ones, so I thought I'd just 'pin' up a few more here, to celebrate 'P' for Photographs. You can probably guess at the ages, judging by the 'dress'!
Here's my Great Grandfather, Joseph Edward Beattie (Snr):
(I wonder if he actually rode that bicycle, or if it was just a 'prop'?)
My Grandmother, Kate (Meyers) Beattie, flanked by two of her sisters-in-law)
My Great Aunt Robertina (always referred to as 'Aunt Ina')
A very sad picture of one of my Grandmother's sisters, Hilda.
After a fall in the school playground she was ill for some time and died not long after this was taken.
My maternal Grandparents, Joe Beattie and Kate Meyers - this was always referred to as the 'betrothal' picture, taken the day they decided to get married. (Quaint!)
...and some pictures I have only as photocopies - no-one knows where the 'originals' are, unfortunately:
My Great Grandmother Janet (Davidson) Beattie
Here's my 2xGreat Grandfather John Beattie
(again, a dog 'in tow' - they feature a lot in Beattie family portraits!)
The last couple are two of my favourites:
My mother (centre) and her brother and sister, taken in the early 1930's
Another picture of my Mum as a very small child!
It was hard deciding which ones to show here, there are so many - but I'll save a few for the rest of the A-Z!