Took Two Pictures!!

19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Friday, October 9, 1914: Took two pictures this morning.

Picture in a 1913 Kodak Camera advertisement
Picture in a 1913 Kodak Camera advertisement

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:


It’s awesome that you’re still enjoying your hobby, but more details please.

What was special enough to justify taking TWO pictures? You always use such care when deciding to take a picture. Film is so expensive—and if you are sending the film off to be developed that costs a lot, too. . . and if you’re planning to develop the pictures yourself, that’s a lot of work.

An aside:  A new Friday Update is posted on my author website, Sheryl This week I’m trying to figure out what I want to do during the final months of A Hundred Years Ago.

23 thoughts on “Took Two Pictures!!

  1. Sheryl, you’ve been given a great idea with that “tribute dinner.” Provide a list, we could write down what we would bring in those days, and actually have quite a good time reminiscing about your blog. Think about it. And, don’t worry about readers following you to your new blog. Put in a link and it should be fine.

    1. Thanks for the support and kind words. I’m still mulling over your suggestions and the suggestions of others–and hope to come up with something soon.

  2. Two pictures. It makes me realize how much I take for granted my ability to take as many pictures as I want! Even when I used film (seems a long time ago), I could take many.
    Photography really was a hobby that was precious and expensive.

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