Sepia Saturday provides an opportunity for genealogy bloggers to share their family history through photographs.
Today’s Sepia Saturday photo prompt shows a harbor with ships and lots of people. This provides me with the perfect opportunity to share more photos from my Grandpa Debs Webster’s 1952 photo album!
This album holds photos of the Webster family’s emigration from Brazil to the U.S.A. It is essentially a photo travelogue of their immigration story.
The family boarded the S.S. Brazil in Santos, Brazil. They then made an overnight stop at Rio de Janeiro before embarking on the long voyage to New York City.
While on board the S.S. Brazil, and as the ship left the port at Rio de Janeiro, my Grandpa Debs took some fascinating photos showing various scenes of Rio de Janeiro and the harbor.
Hope you enjoy the photos! Just click on them to get a closer look.
The photo below looks curiously similar to today’s Sepia Saturday photo prompt showing people on a dock.
If you look closely at this photo below, you can see lots of people standing on the dock.
Hmm, another ocean liner. Wonder where that one's headed.
Any guesses on what kinds of ships are in the photo below?
I love this shot with the airplane in the sky. Also, if you look closely, you can see three men in a small boat on the water.
Military ship up close with the Brazilian flag flying.
Another shot of the military ship. Looks like a tug boat or two are on duty.
My Grandpa Debs wrote on the edges of this photo. I love that he did that!
And this is what he said ~
Top ~ This Time It Is
Bottom ~ Really Goodbye
I wonder how they felt as they watched the shores of Brazil recede from their view, and then turned their faces toward the open ocean and to a new life in the United States of America. I imagine it was a mixture of sadness, apprehension, and excitement all rolled up together. At least, that's probably how I would feel.
Before you say goodbye, see what other Sepia Saturday participants have written this week by clicking HERE.
Thanks for reading!
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