Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Too beautiful not to share


A long-lost picture of my great-grandmother on her wedding day. She was 15.


10 comments:

Aine said...

Wow-- I'm sure you cherish that one! Why is it that the earlier generations always look older than their age to me? Getting married at 15, yikes! Was she in the US? I love hearing about life during different times in history. If I could just get that time machine to work....
:)

Aerin said...

Wow. That's amazing. 1920s? Gorgeous picture - and I sometimes think old timey pics are hokey; but I really love this one.

The Quoibler said...

Aine:

My mother actually just emailed it to me. This great-grandmother was one I supposedly met when I was young, but just don't remember her.

I think it would have been taken in Italy... but I'm not sure! It's from August, 1905.

Aerin:

I agree -- this is a beautiful photo. Very nicely done and arranged!

Mary Witzl said...

What a lovely photo. And really, they aren't making 15-year-olds like they used to. Your great-grandmother looks like a very capable person -- not like some of the 15-year-olds I see around me, harrumph.

ChrisEldin said...

That literally takes your breath away. That photo is crying out for a story to be told...

Beth said...

Wow, that is amazing. What a photo. My grandmother was married at 13. Yikes, right?

SzélsőFa said...

She was beautiful, wow. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

I've really missed you. Hope everything where you are is just great but busy! And if that's the case, hope it'll slow down soon. =D

Devon Ellington said...

Gorgeous!

Gaining Back My Life said...

Wow, this is a stunning photograph. They certainly don't make them like that anymore, do they?