On the back of this photo written in ink “This is your daddy & his sister.” Now, I think this is my Mother’s granddaddy, but I can’t remember who she said it is. I own all copyrights to this image.


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  • WJPhotography
    WJPhotographyover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture :)))

  • Thanks Wendy :)

    – Donna Adamski

  • jujubean
    jujubeanover 5 years ago

    They always look so serious in all those old photographs. you ever notice that?

  • They don’t…do you think they were unhappy or it just wasn’t polite to smile!! LOL Thanks Jujubean :)

    – Donna Adamski

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    very beautiful old shot

  • Thanks so much Antanas :)

    – Donna Adamski

  • jujubean
    jujubeanover 5 years ago

    maybe thats just how they were done back then! I do think I read something about the flash back then and they were encouraged not to smile big. But can’t remember the specifics?? lol (the mind is the first thing to go)

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 5 years ago

    precious beyond words.. kisses and hugs:))))))))

    it is amazing how in the older times.. people wouldnt smile for pics.. I think it adds to the history..and feeling of the way things wer.. picture time was serious historical events then.. cool ..

  • Thanks Isa…I have to ask my Mom again about it! :) Love their outfits!! LOL

    – Donna Adamski

  • DoreenPhillips
    DoreenPhillipsover 5 years ago

    never really thought about how miserable it must have been for our ancestors to deal with that and cavities and abscesses and wisdom teeth pushing against nerves and general tooth decay without modern dental intervention.
    So maybe thats one reason for not smiling!!!!!..........×....and to sit still for shutter speed!!!!!

  • I wonder when people did get to smile? Love the poster…thanks sweetie :)

    – Donna Adamski

  • DoreenPhillips
    DoreenPhillipsover 5 years ago

    I forgot to add that its a fantastic photo!!!!!.....×....and I was wondering what the stick ,which looks like clips round it,was………………xxxxxx

  • LOL…I have no idea what it is or where this was taken…It had to be taken in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. Thanks again Doreen :)

    – Donna Adamski

  • Laurie Puglia
    Laurie Pugliaover 5 years ago

    like this. wish i had some of my mom and dad’s for memory sake :) thanks for posting this. laurie

  • Donna Adamski
    Donna Adamskiover 5 years ago

    I wish I had more. Thanks so much sweetie:)

  • Mayina
    Mayinaover 5 years ago


  • Thanks so much Gwenda :)

    – Donna Adamski

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