Marvelous Family Photo – 1900?

Scan054 1Isn’t this a wonderful family photo?  Not quite as stiff and formal as you usually see!  The middle child steals the show – his cheek pressed close to his dad’s, and his arm around his dad’s neck – you can see his little fingers at the bottom of the dad’s left ear!

The coordinating outfits of the two older boys are precious!  The little one – I believe he is a boy! – is so cute – quite a handsome child.  He wears the traditional white dress of a child of that age – either sex.

The father is very casual – notice half his tie stuck in his shirt – and a long chain from the lapel of his jacket to the pocket – for a watch?  He has very large hands!

The mother is beautiful but rather solemn.  Perhaps she was worried that her middle son wasn’t sitting down as per norm – but that made the picture!

3 thoughts on “Marvelous Family Photo – 1900?”

  1. I like how they’re all kind of slouchy and relaxed even if not smiling. (Did people not smile due to a prevalence of bad teeth?)

  2. This is a fascinating photo for all the reasons written thus far; and along with that, I came here because of the characteristics in this Kentucky family being that of melungeon; a most intriguing group of people of which I may be one, and why I’m researching. Thank you.

Any thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s