It seems like more men than women “ham it up” for the camera. That is, act silly, goof-off, or strike funny poses for the camera to get laughs. Perhaps it is a male vs female kind of thing. Perhaps males have more of a need to ham it up for the camera than females. The women of the Porter family seem more reserved and shy when the camera is clicking away and taking for photos. Photos I might add, that are now in cyberspace having been posted to this blog for all to see.
These are some more photos of the Porter family in Maine having fun at a family gathering one summer in 1952. They are a candid, open look at one family 70 years ago who were having fun with each other.
Yes, it’s hard to believe that these pictures were taken 70 years ago in 1951 and 1952.
I can’t help but love these people even though I have never met them.
Sad to think I will never meet them: they have long since passed from this life. But it is clear that they embraced life, and lived and enjoyed every minute with each other.