Recreating Old Fashioned Portraits.


My husband took some color photos of me dressed up in some of my vintage looking clothes.


I posed looking very serious as our ancestors did in Circa 1900 photos.


I then added special effects in Adobe Photoshop, like sepia, vignettes, etc.


“A photograph is a most important document, and there is nothing more damning to go down to posterity than a silly, foolish smile caught and fixed forever.” – Mark Twain


Although it took some effort, I am so glad that we did it. I want to print and frame then, I imagine they will confuse someone in the future.


I sneaked in a smile 😉
In my next post I will reveal how we did it.


The Serious and the Smirk: The Smile in Portraiture

Why Didn’t People Smile in Old Photos?

Why Don’t People Smile in Old Photographs?

The Pose

Me with Pony Tail.

About Tokeloshe.

Welcome and thank you for visiting. I have been happily married (sic) for 40 years, have one son, a loving daughter in law and three adorable grandsons. We have been in Canada for 20 years and are originally from South-Africa. My first language is Afrikaans. (Ek kan nog Afrikaans praat, lees en skryf.) I love doing mixed media, scrap-booking, blogging and playing on the computer, I am also interested in photography, genealogy, reading, hiking, camping, arts and crafts.
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11 Responses to Recreating Old Fashioned Portraits.

  1. perdebytjie says:

    Dis nou pragtig gedoen Linda!Jy lyk so waardig,maar ek moet sê,Mark Twain was verkeerd om te sê mens lyk simpel met’n glimlag…ek hou van die ene met die effense laggie…dalk te sexy vir die ouer geslag se mense?

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  2. ddupl3ss1s says:

    En die outfit !! Mensig.. dit is nou pragtig. Op Parys in die Vrystaat , is daar ‘n klein winkeltjie met klomp uitrustings van trourokke tot mansklere..alles vintage, jy kies en hul neem fotos in studio.

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    • Tokeloshe says:

      Gelukkig het ek die klere gehad 😉 Ag, ek is so bly jy hou daarvan ♥
      Interessant, ek het dit nie geweet nie, ek het al verby sulke ateljees geloop, maar ek dink altyd eendag sal ek dit doen…

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  3. RuthBH2Day says:

    these are brilliant

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  4. colonialist says:

    Mark Twain was a nidgit — I’m sure our grim-looking ancestors would have seemed far better with a smile.


  5. ekmyselff says:

    Deftig en laf 🙂
    Mens kan duidelik die ooreenkoms sien tusse 1965 en 2010

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