Tuesday, 2 July 2019

With Love From Hilda And Leo


There is something rather joyous about this little sepia print. The caption on the reverse simply says "With love from Hilda and Leo", and it is the smile on Hilda's face that is so striking. The photograph must have been taken during the mid 1920s, which suggests that Leo might have been one of those lucky men to have survived the Great War - or even luckier ones to have been too young to sacrifice. That smile is a smile of the times, the kind of smile you never got in the tight-knit confines of an Edwardian studio. The previous generation can just be made out at that back of the shot; half there, looking on from an earlier, sadder era. Hilda and Leo are happy and in love ... and alive.


There is something rather joyous about this sepia print from the 1920s, which carries the message "With love from Hilda & Leo". It's the smile on Hilda's face - a smile of the 1920s, a smile of the times.

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