A picture is produced. A moment is held. Then it is ours. For 77 years, and counting.


“Children from the Homeless Children’s Aid and Adoption Society Home at Leytonstone, London, hauling in their Christmas tree. I love these children’s outfits and it was probably their last Xmas in London before they were evacuated. (10th December 1938 by Gerry Cranham)”

Post inspired by Sam Abell:

As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.

Credits: Photo and caption Source: bbc.co.uk via Schonwieder. Sam Abell Quote: whitedarkroom


  1. Not east to press ‘like’ when one knows the uncertainty and fear associated with their futures..l

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  2. darling children 🙂

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  3. So cute, a moment in time captured forever. “The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.” So true.

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  4. 77 years beats 13…..

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  5. i absolutely adore this picture. and i would want to adopt each and every one of them.

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  6. precious. Then you read the background and a parent’s heart cracks. MJ

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  7. Heartbreakingly beautiful ….thankyou ! Blessings and love , megxxx

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  8. Precious photo. A moment of joy for those Christmas “elves”.

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  9. I like that the moment is now mine……..

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  10. A photo that makes one wish you could, sometimes, freeze time….

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  11. Eternally little elves working along side Santa. Sweet and melancholy in every way.

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  12. That captures it. And this particular one is as lovely as it ever was. Frozen in time.

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  13. I agree David… The joy and accomplishment they must have felt was probably pretty amazing

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