Old Photos

Bet you’d forgotten about this theme by now, hadn’t you? The Wombat never forgets, however, and gets round to blogging eventually. I asked you to recreate an old or famous photograph. This is what you lovely peeps turned out.

01lindacoggs-1b01lindacoggs-1a

 

@lindacoggs tells us nowt about this pic. Make up your own minds.

 

 

01lindacoggs-2b ok no leo

 

More @lindacoggs on your left, recreating… well, I’m pretty sure you can guess what. She’s missing a Leo mind. Sexy outfit.

 

 

02em_and_lola-My brother & my daughter Lola over 40 years later

02em_and_lola-my Dad & Me

 

From @em_and_lola, a photograph of her and her dad, and then 40 years later, Lola with her uncle. This is lovely.

 

03oldmotherriley-Inset my dad, dog, Land Rover, 1950. Main pic, 2011. Gosh this is harder than you'd think

 

 

@oldmotherriley now, showing in the inset pic her dad, dog, and Land Rover in 1950. The main picture was taken 61 years later. “Gosh this is harder than you’d think” she says, and I do agree.

 

04ElsieAssap-See how they've grown

04ElsieAssap-1

 

Here’s @elsieassap with a couple of tearaways – “See how they’ve grown” she says,proudly and rightly so.

 

05cloudofutopia-Recreate a picture. My low-budget rendition of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'

 

 

This is a lovely pic – see those gorgeous eyes? Yum. Tis from @cloudofutopia who says “My low-budget rendition of ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’”. Lovely stuff.

 

06DaveStaton-1

 

06DaveStaton-Not quite Ozzy. Best of Black Sabbath album cover

 

Along comes “not quite Ozzy” – it’s actually @davestaton with a tribute to the mighty Sabs.

 

 

07fbishwife-me at 6 mths in my christening dress07fbishwife-30yrs later G. In my christening dress at 6mths

 

Over on the left there, looking as innocent as anything, is @fbishwife at six months old in her Christening dress. On the right, also at six months, in the same Christening dress, is daughter G. How moving is that?

 

 

 

08sjnewton-Me in 1988 at UEA, and this morning note the 80s vintage cassette tapes & 5.25 floppy disk box in the new oneHere’s a cracker from @sjnewton – “Me in 1988 at UEA, and then this morning. Note the 80s vintage cassette tapes & 5.25 floppy disk box in the new one”. PROPER floppies, they were! You should bring back the beard. Beards rule.

 

 

09sarahtregear-Me aged 4 months on my Mum's sofa in 197409sarahtregear-C aged 3 months on her sofa in 2006

 

Here comes @sarahtregear. That’s her, over on the left, defying gravity on her Mum’s sofa in 1974 (God, I was 23 then) followed by C. aged 3 months, also on her Mum’s sofa.

 

 

 

10mizzlizwhizz-recreated in 201110mizzlizwhizz-1988, my BF walking in the PyreneesThis might be one of the best entries we’ve ever had. @mizzlizwhizz shows us her boyfriend, walking in the Pyrenees in 1988, followed by A LEGO RECREATION FOR SUNDAYPICS! This is entirely awesome.

 

 

11missathena-Selsey Lifeboat Station 1998 11missathena-2009 We are indebted to @missathena for showing us how very much Selsey Lifeboat Station has changed between 1998 and 2009. Erm…. well, the boat moved.

 

 

12elsieassap-Bit of a cheat as they are both old pics12elsieassap-cureNice juxtaposition from @elsiassap here. I used to have that Cure album on cassette, till it got all tangled in the car cassette player and resisted all attempts to extricate it safely. Good album, if a bit tangly.

 

 

13cymraescoch-Sorry the old 1 is so Pixelated but here is #SUNDAYPICS Mr C in 1977 and 2000.thank you so much @KingOfAnkh for tech support

 

The lovely @cymraescoch says “Sorry the old photo is so Pixelated, but here is Mr C in 1977 and 2000. Thank you so much @KingOfAnkh for tech support”. Twenty three years, eh? It’s all leaves these days.

 

 

14hallmork-don't have old pics so almost recreated a famous one

 

@hallmork doesn’t have any old pics “so (almost) recreated a famous one”. That’s pretty cool actually.

 

 

 

15davidtims-Rare posed shot taken by @jazzlegs in 198615davidtims-, recreated in 2011 especially forThe mighty @davidtims on the left there, in a rare posed shot taken by @jazzlegs in 1986. And oh look – there he is again, in 2011. Not moved in 25 years, the lazy get.

 

 

16alliterative- I've been recreating this pic every so often as the kids grow up

 

 

An imaginative man, that @alliterative – “I’ve been recreating this pic every so often as the kids grow up”. That’s excellent, really. I tried to do that with my two every Easter, but they refused to take part after the fifth one. Bloody kids.

 

17little_mavis-1I reckon these were taken about 20 years apart 1978 & 2008 (ish)  2nd was done from memory so not exact

 

 

 

 

 

17little_mavis-1I reckon these were taken about 30 years apart 1978 & 2008 (ish)  2nd was done from memory so not exact

17little_mavis-2And finally my graduation (19xx)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17little_mavis-2Ellie's graduation this year

And there’s @little_mavis again at her graduation on the right in 19hem-hem, recreated by her (and my) wonderful @37ellie in Lancaster this year.

18lauriepink-4th Sept '09 & 7th Aug '11

 

 

Aw lookit! It’s @lauriepink and @smiththewhippet taken on 4th Sept ’09 & 7th Aug ’11. Someone’s very good at keeping dates on photos!

 

 

 

19pixki-now they're HUGE19pixki-Chester Zoo when they were small

 

@pixki says of these two photos “Chester Zoo when they were small, and now they’re HUGE!” Are you sure? Maybe the elephant just shrank. Shrinked. Shrunk. Whatever the hell the word is.

 

 

 

20I_R_BUCKAROO-and 2 months ago20I_R_BUCKAROO-about 4 yrs ago@I_R_BUCKAROO tells us no more than that these photographs were taken 4 years ago, and 2 months ago. They’re smashing photos nonetheless.

 

 

21BestofTimes-Fountainhead II. Over 10 years between these two photos in Assisi. The lion has aged better

 

 

 

Look, it’s spurty old @BestofTimes. He says “Fountainhead II”, whatever that means. “Over 10 years between these two photos in Assisi. The lion has aged better”. Don’t say that – you’ve matured like an old whine. Sorry, ‘wine’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

22hebbie-2same boy same bed same room even some of the same soft toys, Stewie all grown up22hebbie-same boy same bed same room even some of the same soft toys, Stewie all grown upIt’s @hebbie! “Same boy, same bed, same room, even some of the same soft toys –  – Stewie all grown up now”. Yeah, but he still has a cuddly panda (or summat). I like that.

 

 

23mrsashboroscat-first photo taken in 2007. Second taken today23mrsashboroscat-In the first photo they were 4 and about 10months. Second photo they are 8 & 5

 

The smiles *never* change! @mrsashboroscat says “In the first photo, 2007, they were 4 and about 10months. Second photo they are 8 & 5”.

24VanishedHippo-Recreate a photo or in my case are really old photo made of stone

 

 

 

 

Look at the knees belonging to @VanishedHippo, not the arse of that person in the white shorts. “Recreate a photo or in my case are really old ‘photo’ made of stone” he says, thus showing the imagination that I treasure in these #SUNDAYPICS parties of ours.

 

25katediamond-1Mine & Cecilia's first trips to the beach. Both 8 months old. 1981 & 201125katediamond-2Mine & Cecilia's first trips to the beach. Both 8 months old. 1981 & 2011@katediamond says “Mine & Cecilia’s first trips to the beach. Both 8 months old. 1981 & 2011” – and LOOK how happy you both are at the prospect of a HUGE ocean! Nice legs, by the way.

 

 

 

26superblouse-August 201126superblouse-August 2006

 

What a co-operative child @superblouse found to recreate the photo on the left from August 2006 in this year of our Lord 2011. Well done, that boy.

 

27xkylet-Recreating an old photograph... Well, kinda.

 

Bow down before the skill and imagination of the mighty @xkylet, who mildly sums up this wonderful effort as “Recreating an old photograph… Well, kinda” – sterling work, sir.

 

28sherbertpip68- 2. My creative recreation28sherbertpip68-I have two entries today 1. My cat a few weeks ago

 

 

 

“I have two entries today” reports @sherbertpip68, “My cat a few weeks ago, and my creative recreation”. I do like this – the attention to detail, the pretty flowers…

 

 

28sherbertpip68-2-I am Harry Potter aged 2 28sherbertpip68-2- and again at 5

 

 

More fun from @sherbertpip68 – “I am Harry Potter aged 2, and again at 5”. I tend to forget that children have grown up with Harry Potter, until I see photos like this.

 

 

29englishkirsty-ou've seen those famous shots of 70's Elvis, here is T recreating the King

 

More kiddy shnanigans now from @englishkirsty. “You’ve seen those famous shots of 70’s Elvis” she insists, “Here is T recreating the King”. Telvis at his best!

 

30johnrands_tmtl-then

30johnrands_tmtl-and now ... the incredible change of years, I have a different coloured hat

 

 

 

I *adore* this entry – @johnrands_tmtl “Then and now … the incredible change of years” Also he has a different coloured hat.

 

And now you have to put up with some of mine…. oh, or stop reading I suppose. First up is a photo of the village from 1900 which I recreated by making @little_mavis stand in the road to take the pic, and then shoving “Sepia” on.99wombat37-299wombat37-1 Look closely – I AM sitting there on the big old rock.

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About wombat37

A Yorkshireman in the green hills of Lancashire, UK Not a real wombat, obviously, or typing would become an issue. I do have short legs and a hairy nose, however. Oh, & a distinctive smell.

Posted on November 13, 2011, in Recreate Old Photos. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This is one of my favourite blogs — and I didn't even have an entry! Some very touching ones, and some really awesome funny/creative ones. Thanks, everyone!

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