Old portraits

Transform your space with creative ways to showcase your cherished old portraits. Explore top ideas to bring your family history to life with style and nostalgia.
Vintage Pictures, Vintage Images, Robert Gibson, Foto Portrait, Historischer Roman, Vintage Gentleman, Old Portraits, Old Photography, People Photography

by Kristin Holt Like many authors, I often use photographs to inspire my writing. Who better to inspire a fictional hero, than a handsome true-to-life hero? Captain Robert Gibson, was born in 1886 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Intelligent, well-educated, uncommonly bright, and patriotic, he gave his life as a military war hero in WWI. Captain Robert Gibson, Scottish scholar and WWI soldier killed in 1915. Inspiration for Chadwick Hughes. The first time I saw his image, I was…

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Leslie Burgess
Photo Reference, Art Reference Photos, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Old Portraits, Photocollage, Foto Art, Portrait Inspiration, Vintage Photographs

It’s said that everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. And yet, if you take a look at photos of alluring people of the past, you simply can’t ignore their radiant appearances. Standards of “good looks” have changed over time, but the unique features and pure grace of people from that period are just mesmerizing.

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Danika Moir
vintage everyday: Shanghai Studio Portraits, 1920s Shanghai Girls, Old Shanghai, Vintage Beauty, Vintage Fashion, Fashion 1920s, Chinese Bride, Chinese Wedding, Nanjing, Chinese Culture

Sioma Lifshitz arrived in Shanghai on a freighter from Vladivostock in 1922. The 20 years old energetic Russian Jew had no money but lot's of dreams and soon started to work in a photography studio under the name of Sam Sanzetti. It took him 5 years to open in own studio in 1927, becoming one of the most famous photographer in Shanghai. The studio was first located on 73 Nanking Road (today 73 Nanjing Dong Lu), near the Bund and just behind the Palace hotel (today Swatch Art Peace Hotel)…

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Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Vintage Images, Old Photos, Victorian Pictures, Old Photography, Portrait Photography, Victorian Photography, Underwater Photography

Tribute to Julia Margaret Cameron. .....Early postcard depicting her work. .....Julia Margaret Cameron ( 1815 - 1879 ) was born in Calcutta, and in 1848 she moved to London. ..........In 1863, when Julia was 48 years old, her daughter gave her a camera as a present. Within a year she was elected a member of the photographic society in London. .....She strove to capture beauty and became obsessive about her new occupation, with subjects sitting for countless exposures in blinding light as she…

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Kellynne Oxley