11 thoughts on “Ancestors

  1. People from back in the day seem to never really welcome a photograph of themselves! The shawl is hand-tatted, yes? I wonder if she made it, or if it was bequeathed by a loved one. A lovely photo — what a lucky find!

    1. I think the shutter speed was so slow on early cameras that they were told not to smile so they could maintain the same facial expression. Yes, the shawl has to be handmade. A great find indeed!

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