Originally posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2011
A Window In Time
A photo can share some information about people including what they looked like. Most photos were taken on happy occasions when people were enjoying themselves. I find it interesting that in many photos, no one is smiling. I suppose that was not the practice in the 1800s. It does help when those in the photos don't look like they're frowning though.
Below are a couple of my favorite photos. I only wish that I had a true copy of the original for the second photo.
Photos still leave much to the imagination. I still have to wonder what my ancestors were like. A photo can't tell you about their personality. You might be able to pick out some emotion. Joy, for example, can show through in a photo. I think that I spotted some joy in these.