The picture above was taken in the early 1900s. The girl in the picture is a cousin of my grandfather's. I've always loved this photo because of its old-fashioned look. It is hard to see in the picture, but her blouse is very pretty, with a lot of intricate embroidery and cut-work in it.
I have many old photographs taken from the era above and I love to display them in my home. Many of them were taken by my great-great uncle, a photographer that traveled these mountains offering his services to the remote mountain farmers.
I also wanted to share the above picture with you. I do not know exactly who the woman in the picture is. Some long-ago relative, I think. We have speculated that it is the mother of my great-grandmother, as the dating would be about right and the picture belonged to her. The picture is actually a sketch that has been painted with water color type paint. I especially love the frame. All of the carving is done by hand and has some sort of gold leaf or paint inside of it.
I hope you have enjoyed stopping by and will come again!
Have a great day,