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Friday, July 31, 2009

A Family Tradition

This is Marion and her father Frank Chadwick. The first picture was taken at city Island in 1922 on Marions first trip to the beach. Before anyone could stop her she ran into the ocean up to her neck. When her father remarked that she looked like a drowned rat her mother decided to photograph them both. This then became an annual family tradition, always taken on their first day at the beach. All of the pictures appeared in a short story in Life magazine. Marion certainly changes over the years but her dad really remains mostly the same.

1922 at age 1

1925 at age 3

1926 at age 4

1928 at age 6

1931 at age 9

1933 at age 11

1934 at age 12

1935 at age 13

1937 at age 15

1940 at age 18

1946 at age 24

1950 at age 28

1952 at age 30

1955 at age 33


Amanda said...

That is so interesting. A basic time capsule of a relationship, as well as sweimsuit style, hair, and makeup. Very cool!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Awww, there is something so heart-warmingly touching about this wonderful series of shots. Thank you for highlight the beauty in these simple, yet amazing, family snapshots.

Wishing you a splendid Sunday,
♥ Jessica

Glamoursurf said...

I love it when I find this sort of image compilation and seeing the changes in styles and bodies over the years.