|My father George Waterhouse Hayward 1904
Jean Passepartout (French: [ʒɑ̃ paspaʁtu]) is a fictional character in Jules Verne's novel Around the World in Eighty Days, published in 1873. He is the French valet of the novel's English main character, Phileas Fogg. His surname translates literally to "goes everywhere", but “passepartout” is also an idiom meaning "skeleton key" in French. It can also be understood as a play on the English word passport—-or it’s French equivalent passeport—-and on the French word partout (everywhere).
Del fr. passe-partout.
1. m. Orla de cartón, tela u otro material que se pone entre un dibujo, pintura, fotografía, etc., y su marco. (orla is border ).
Only today I finally satisfied my curiousity on the resemblance between Jean Passepartout from Around the World in Eighty Days and the Spanish word for matt in a framed photograph or painting.
In the late 90s I was exhibiting lots of my photographs in Vancouver galleries and my Rosemary told me I was spending lots of money. I told her that I kept using the same frames but that matting was simply expensive.
My mother early on told me that any photograph placed in a family album or framed was a photograph saved.
My Kits home is full of framed photographs of the family everywhere. Of late I am trying to duplicate some of them so that both my daughters can have them.
In the late 80s I discovered the Seagull pewter frames made in Pugwash Nova Scotia, They even had a store for a while on Robson but I purchased them also at Eaton’s and the Bay,
I stopped buying them a while ago even though an American company bought Seagull out and they are now available on line.
My pewter frames are on my Chickering piano and on a nearby antique book case.
It is my hope that some who may have gotten this far in this blog will understand that most of those (if not all) those phone portraits will be gone soon.
A photograph framed is a photograph saved. This is
especially true now. With my Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner and Epson P700
printer I can print any of my negatives, slides or the digital photographs that
I take with my Fuji X-E3, iPhone3g and yes my Galaxy 5 phone,
|Alexandra and godfather Andrew Taylor
|Rosemary & our big alarm clock
|Family photograph in Athlone with Polilla & Mosca
|Alexandra in Arboledas, Estado de México
|The Haywards (my father sitting in the middle) aka 1911
|Rosemary and Alex, Mocambo, Veracruz 1967
|Alexandra Valle de Bravo, Mexico
|My mother, Rosemary & Alexandra, Veracruz 1968
|Rosemary - Burnaby 1975 0r 1976
|Hilary and Rebecca, Bowen Island
|Rosemary and Alex in University of Mexico Botanical Garden - 1968 - Photograph Andrew Taylor