Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sepia Saturday: Christmas Day in the mallee

Christmas day in Victoria's mallee 1925. Dave Larkin, young Jack, his father Jack, Will cutting hair.
Christmas Day is the perfect time to have a hair cut. It's the only day of rest in a busy farmer's life. Christmas Day is in summer in Australia, harvest time for grain crops. And you don't need to go to town, or pay a barber, because someone in the family is sure to have the necessary skills. I wonder if they all lined up for a haircut.

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Happy Christmas everyone.

14 comments:

  1. Not a candle to be seen anywhere! Love it! Merry Christmas Lorraine!

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  2. I guess everyone wanted to look their best on Christmas. It is interesting to see the haircutting process and not just the results.

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  3. A great reminder that not everyone's Christmas consists of falling or drifting snow.

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  4. And they all have "farmer tans" -- that white forehead with dark cheeks and chin, thanks to their hats!

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  5. I love the photo and the tans. Happy Christmas Lorraine.

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  6. Great Photo. I wonder if it was posed or off the cuff?

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  7. Hopefully the men weren't doing this while the women were slaving away in the kitchen making the Christmas repast. Merry Xmas Lorraine, and I hope you don't have to do all the work for it :-)

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  8. In my husband's family, his sister was the official hair cutter. But I doubt she worked her magic on Christmas day. Merry Christmas, Lorraine!

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  9. Now that's different! But actually, why not? As you say - somebody was bound to be there who could do it!

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  10. Perhaps a new sharper pair of shears was a welcome gift each Christmas? Start the year off right with both ears showing and no nicks.

    Have a wonderful holiday!

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  11. Like Deb I spotted the farmer tan too. Did sheep sheering experience help?
    Best wishes for a happy holiday.

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  12. Perhaps it was the one day they could stop work for long enough to get the job done, and of course they wanted to look their best!

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  13. Yeah, they could all use a little trim "off the op", so to speak...
    Happy new year!!
    :)

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Lorraine