I absolutely love vintage photographs--black and white head shots from the 40's and 50's especially. They have a glamour about them that seems to be missing from our modern color photographs. Whenever I look at pictures of my parents and my mother- and father-in-law from that time period, I think, "Did everyone look like a movie star back then?"
As a for instance, here is a gorgeous picture of my mother when she was no more than 20.
Most of the pictures of my mother from her youth are in black and white, but here's a rare color snapshot. She was a fresh-faced twenty-something here, a busy young mom without a speck of make-up on her extraordinary face. This is my father's favorite picture of her.
We must have been a handful, but she was still smiling, still looking as glamorous as ever.
With her high, sculpted cheekbones, sparkling brown eyes, and mega-watt smile, I think my mother could have been a movie star--or a model. But she wanted to be a mom, and I'm so glad she did.
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