Vignette |vɪnˈjɛt|
1. a brief evocative description, account, or episode: a classic vignette of colonial life.
2. a small illustration or portrait which fades into its background without a definite border.
At Vivid Recollection we’ve had a stream of classic images come through the door, many of them with stories worth telling. It gave us the idea of adding a new section to our website ‘Vignettes’ which will tell evocative stories surrounding some of the photos we encounter. If you have a photo with a story to tell, and would like to see it here, email us at [email protected]

War relic gives soldier’s grandson insight into Red Baron’s final moments

The downfall of famed World War I pilot, the Red Baron, is shrouded in mystery and continues to intrigue history buffs almost a century later. But the grandfather of Canberra’s Bill Frost returned from the battlefield where the red plane took its last flight with more than just an eye-witness account. Eric Frost descended on [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:30:36+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Vignettes|Comments Off on War relic gives soldier’s grandson insight into Red Baron’s final moments

Boys’ surf trip – Valentine’s Day 1966

High school buddies and beach buggy on Rainbow Beach, Queensland (left to right): Kevin Lind, Graham Willett, Peter Sheppard (seated), Dave Clarke, Bruce Cowper, Norm Tong and Les Nixon. Photographer: Ron Lockens - keen surfer and recognised AFL photographer. 1966 – it was the year Bob Dylan first toured Australia, the US started [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:30:36+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Vignettes|0 Comments