Day 337/365 SP With Ancestor picture

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© Andrea Petersen
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For riches are not for ever and doth the crown endure to every generation? Proverbs 27:24

I am posing with a picture of my great grandparents, Charles and Anna Roach Turner on the side of the frame closest to me and on the far right is Anna's older sister Mattie...I don't know what the occasion was that they were dressed so fancy but I love the hats that they wore back in that era...

Anna passed away in 1939 and Charles, in 1914. before I was born and of course never met them.

My great grandmother was a school teacher and taught all grades in Brainerd,Minnesota, before she met her husband, Charles who owned and operated a Hardware Store .They had seven children...5 girls and 2 boys. Their oldest daughter, Bessie, was my grandmother..There is more data about her in the previous pages.

My great grandmother Anna, lost her left eye due to Diphtheria and wore a glass eye.) Her older sister Mattie, (shown in the picture) and their older brother David, were both born in Wales. The rest of the children including my great grandmother were born in the USA.

Mattie was a lady of wealth. She became heir to a cotton plantation and wrote articles and stories for magazines. She was a colorful lady and I would have loved to have known her and read her stories.

The picture I am posing with is a copy from the original print that was done for me at a photo lab. The ancestor pictures I have shown here and previously were found in a box of pictures stored in a shed after the folk's house burned down in January, 1951. Many family pictures before I was 7 years old were destroyed in the fire including the loss of my younger brother who died as the result of burns & smoke inhalation...

Manual Focus

Shutter speed 1/5 sec.

Aperture f 10

Focal length 93 mm

Light Source :White Fluorescent

and existing light in the room.

16 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (7 Jan 2010):

    I love reading these family stories! You look very Victorian today (no doubt to go with the story). Lovely

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (7 Jan 2010):

    A true treasure Andrea!! It is great that you know so much about your family history. A lovely SP. Great catchlights in your pretty eyes.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (7 Jan 2010):

    I agree....very interesting information, and a treasure of a shot!

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (7 Jan 2010):

    I love this shot and the story that goes with it....I been going around to my older family members getting their old pictures putting them on my computer...any story that goes with the picture, I log it in with it.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (8 Jan 2010):

    A beautiful SP today with a wealth of information that your children will be pleased to have.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (8 Jan 2010):

    Thank you everyone for your comments....Sonia, my husband and I don't have children but my niece Christy,

    my sister's youngest daughter, is very much interested in ancestry and vintage pictures...

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (8 Jan 2010):

    What a wonderful geneology your have, Andrea. The photograph is beautiful and looks the way an old/antique photo should look. I might add that you look especially beautiful in this photo!!! I love the broach (sp) you are wearing too. I don't think it's my imagination when I say that I can certainly see a resemblance to you and your great-grandmother. This is fabulous, Andrea....thanks so much for sharing a part of your life with us!!!! And don't ever stop! :)

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (8 Jan 2010):

    Beautiful portrait here!


    JOE FAILK gave props (8 Jan 2010):

    Perfect for the theme! Great shot!

  • Benny R@mirez

    Benny R@mirez   gave props (8 Jan 2010):

    great shot!!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (8 Jan 2010):

    Awesome family treasure! Amazing how photography has preserved a part of them for many years to come. Your grandchildren will have the pleasure to se their ancestors too!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (9 Jan 2010):

    Wonderful to have a picture of great grandparents, I love these old shots, the clothes are great..

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (9 Jan 2010):

    you are so lucky to remember your past and some photos to remember it by. great work on this sp serier, Andrea.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (9 Jan 2010):

    I love these SP's taken with the photos of your ancestors!!! It's great that you have these photos of your ancestors. I have a few also and I cherish them. One is so fragile, it is of my grandmother on my mom's side, when she was three years old, which would have been in 1894, making that photo to be over 100 years old! I have it wrapped in acid free paper and keep it in a dark and cool place so it won't deteriorate more than it already has. I need to investigate getting it restored.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    It is so nice that you have pictures of your ancestors. It is a good thing to know where you came from and who went before. This is a fabulous SP. I love your hair like that.

  • jaume morera guixa

    jaume morera guixa gave props (22 Mar 2016):

    Fantastic portrait !

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