I have three images of my great-grandfather, Samuel Harvey Morell. Mr. Morell was born in 1847. The picture on the left is from a family portrait taken in the first decade of the 20th century. The photographer in those days hauled his equipment to the home. Ma and Pa each brought a kitchen chair into the yard, the photographer clustered the kids around them in a supposedly artistic arrangement, and shot the picture. Grandfather would have been about sixty in this pose.
The center picture is another photographer-visits-the-home work taken some time later, so we will guess Samuel to be somewhere in his seventies. The picture on the right is known to have been taken in 1937. It is a snapshot. It was taken on his 90th birthday in January. He died in April, having spent his entire life in Scott County, Virginia.
I met my great-grandfather when I was less than a year old. Of course I do not remember that. I wrote a bit about his family here.