Friday, December 14, 2012

Shadows

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The child is my mother standing in front of her grandmother, her shadow cast on her mother's skirt. Neither of these ladies is five feet tall, yet the child grew to 5'3".  The picture would be dated about 1911.

10 comments:

Shelly said...

What a delightful picture! I so enjoy looking at old pictures like this and knowing a little about the people in them~

Grace said...

That is a wonderful photo for the content, for the history and for the quality. The shadow is a marvelous capture - you really can't tell there is a bow in your mothers hair unless you look at the shadow!

Vee said...

Priceless. I remember how exciting it was when I finally outgrew Grandma. I think I was in fifth grade.

Secondary Roads said...

The family resemblance is quite strong. Thanks for participation in Family Friday.

vanilla said...

Shelly, I am blessed with the old "shoe box" of pictures my mother collected. Fun!

Grace, it is a great "shadow" picture. I have wondered if the photographer realized what she/he had, but it's a hundred years too late to ask!

Vee, fifth grade seems about right, since Grandma was four foot eight.

Chuck, yes, I guess we are a genetic compilation of our ancestors.

Sharkbytes said...

Very interesting shadow. So how did you get enough collective genes to equal two of those people stacked together?

vanilla said...

Shark, I'm guessing it is the function of tiny women marrying big men.

Sharkbytes said...

vanilla- your linky at Family Friday isn't working right. You might want to check that

Jackie said...

It is a great picture. Chuck is going to get us all hooked.

I am so glad you decided to join in. This was a wonderful share for all of us.

vanilla said...

Jackie, thank you. Getting to know our ancestors is a good thing. I enjoy the sharing the participants are doing.

Shark, *shoulder-shrug*