As soon as I saw this week’s Sepia Saturday photo prompt, a particular photo came to mind.
This photo was taken at Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, Victoria – a fabulous outdoor ‘living’ museum of the area’s goldfields in the 1850s.
An added relevance of this photo is that my Trove Tuesday post this week was regarding the Eureka Stockade uprising that happened very close to where this museum is located in 1854, and in which I have just discovered my 3x great grandfather played an unexpected role.
Also, the photographer was my Mum’s cousin!
My girlfriend and I went off in one direction to get dressed up in clothes of the era while the kids went in another direction, and my husband muttering about being a landed gentleman went off with the photographer.
We were surprised to come back out to the photo setting and find Mr Jax all dressed up as a preacher.
We joked about the preacher and his two wives and three children!
How many of you have had similar photos taken?
Did you ever wonder (like I am) what the family historians of the future will make of such photos? – just as we Sepians are trying to make something of the prompt photo!