Sepia Saturday's theme this week had me searching through the albums looking for trios. It's been an interesting exercise working out the relationships and who the photographer might have been.
All of the photos below are from the Sims family album, and were taken in the 1920s probably. Chas, Edie, Annie and Elv Sims (and their other siblings) lived in a little town called Mitiamo in north-central Victoria. Their father owned a very busy general store in the town and it was probably an agency for film and developing.
Maybe this photo was taken by Annie Sims. It's of her two sisters and her future husband. Did she ask the women to hold their hands like that? And again, in the second photo probably taken on the same day - same handclasp. I wonder which of the siblings most often remembered to get the camera out of the cupboard, posed the friends and family members, sent the film away to be developed? Did dad pay for the developing?
|Two sisters, Elv and Edie Sims, and their brother-in-law, Roy Phelan
|Elv and Edie Sims with a friend
|Edie Sims with her brother Chas Sims (right) and her future brother-in-law Les Twigg (left)
|Sisters, Elv and Annie Sims, with Olive Phelan. I can't place the venue. Maybe it's Bendigo or Melbourne.
|Annie Sims (centre) with friends
|Elv Sims with fiends.
|Elv and Edie Sims with unknown friend (centre)