Woman with three children and a doll

By: usermattw

Oct 14 2013

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Category: Children, Families

2 Comments

Click here to view it larger.

Click here to view the back.

What it is:

Photo measuring

What I know about it:

There is handwriting on the back that I can’t read.  Click the above link if you’d like to try.

Comments:

To me, this has the look of something European, or of recent immigrants from Europe, and it seems that part of the reason I find the handwriting on the back indecipherable is that it may not be in English.  Not only can I not tell what the writing says, but I can’t even be certain it corresponds to the image on the front.  (I have at least one photo that was used as a scrap of paper for a shopping list.)  But I’m guessing it relates to the image, and is a message to somebody who means something to the woman pictured, perhaps a distant relative, or even family she left behind.  The photo is a little more damaged than I usually post, but in this case the wear and tear, combined with the assumption that it carries a message to accompany her slightly pained look, gives it the feel of being not just a random image, but a found document of somebody’s history.

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2 comments on “Woman with three children and a doll”

  1. The individual expressions are quite interesting…even if it is a bit worn.


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