Friday, February 8, 2013

Fifty Fridays #26

Those Fridays are really piling up quickly.  Over half done today.


This is one of those photos that is labelled but I'm not sure that it is correct.  So, the first reason to put it up is to say that.  It says that this is my mother.  But the hair looks all wrong as Mom was quite dark and had bone-straight hair.  Not a frizz in sight. 

The second reason is all the detail in this picture.  I love her wrinkled socks and the kind of grubby smock that this little girl is wearing.  Clearly, she loves to be outside and she likes to have fun.  She has a very sweet face and is probably a cousin of my mother's.  But I really don't know.  I would say that the photo was taken between 1920 and 1925 but that's as good a guess as I can make. 

I see what looks like a graduation cap on her head.  I wonder who graduated?  Where from?  I would guess - again - that it might be an older sibling. Probably a university graduation as I wouldn't have expected a high school to have the cap and gown thing as they all do today.  I certainly never experienced that until university. 

There's a story here.  I am sad that I will never know it.  But she is an engaging little character and I would love to know who she really is.

5 comments:

fabricfan said...

She is a little cutie. We also have amassed a collection of photos of unknown people.

Mimi said...

She surely is an engaging little character; I wonder what she would say if she knew she's world famous now! She is not too bothered her clothes, which leads me to believe there's an inner tomboy there!
I am fascinated at how young an age kids "graduate" now! Like you, I never experienced that till university!

Empty Nester said...

Maybe your mom had curly hair when she was little and then it got straight? Most blonde and light brown babies in our family turned dark later. She is a cute little thing whoever she is. I love her cheeks! Oh-- is she named after someone...and maybe that's her namesake? Or would that photo be way older? I don't...I'm no help. LOL

Rudee said...

My niece had the blackest hair I've ever seen in my life when she was born. Pitch black. She soon shed that hair and has the blondest hair that a stylist has never had to paint. Perhaps it is your mother.

I do love her socks.

Susan Kane said...

Would also love to know the back story! The photographer must have been having quite a chuckle here.

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