Three generations

What it is:

Photo measuring a bit less than 4 x 5.5 inches.

What I know about it:

Nothing!  Undated and unidentified.


So here we have a man, woman and baby.  I called it “Three generations” because the pose and apparent ages suggest to me they are a baby, the baby’s mother and the mother’s father.  But really, without identification, who knows for sure?  Perhaps if the man is the woman’s grandfather, then this group spans four generations?  Perhaps the woman and baby are actually cousins of the same generation, or even sisters?  Perhaps the woman isn’t the man’s daughter, but his wife?  Whatever combination is pictured here, I think it’s a nice portrait.  The woman’s blouse fascinates me, the way it covers her neck up to her jawline yet leaves her arms bare below the elbow.  And I must say that’s a mighty impressive chair.

6 comments on “Three generations”

  1. A lovely family, whoever they are.

  2. The adorable baby looks like FDR!

  3. What a great image. I would tend to think that it would be three generations, as you said. Then again, men did marry much younger women back then sometimes. Who knows?

    I feel as if I’m struggling to breath by looking at the neckline of the woman’s blouse. It could not have been confortable. On the plus side, I had to smile when I saw a baby’s face not blurred in the photo for a change! 🙂

    • I agree, it’s entirely possible she married an older man, and for all we know he may have been a good catch for her. I’m hoping her collar isn’t as uncomfortable as it looks, but it does look a little restrictive.

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