Sunday, March 10, 2013

Fearless Females – En Vogue!

March 2ndPost a photo of one of your female ancestors.  Who is in the photo?  When was it taken?  Why did you select this photo?

This is a photo of my maternal grandmother, Eliza (Burnett) Marshall (behind the baby carriage) and her sister-in-law, Amelia (Grewer) Marshall – or Emile as she called.  Since my mother is the wee baby in this photo, this picture must have been taken in the Spring of 1933. 

I’ve always liked this picture for some reason.  It could be the style of clothes, which I love.  It could also be that this is the only picture of my grandmother where she is actually smiling!  Although I never met my grandmother, I have met my great Auntie Emile when I was 11 yrs. old.  She took a shine to me because she said that I reminded her of my mother when she was that age.

©2013, copyright Alana Farrell

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