Monday, May 10, 2010
Photo Number 190
This is a photo that I purchased in a small Antique Shop in Motley, Minnesota. This photo tells many stories. A Grandmother (I think she is too old to be the Mother) and a Granddaughter. The photos to the left are perched upon a photo album, they appear to be a man and a woman and a larger photo of a young man. Is it a sad story? Is the largest photo..her husband..or son..perhaps the older woman is in mourning.
Behind her and to the right is a photo of Abraham Lincoln and some other politician..perhaps Johnson..
The wall paper is pretty wild..I found this photo very interesting..what story do you think it tells?
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Update from Norkio:
Yes, that is Andrew Johnson in the photo with Lincoln. He became president after Lincoln was killed. This tells us the lady is likely a Republican/Whig or supporter of the Union, and therefore most likely from a "northern" state. It looks as though they are posed in front of a door, although the large framed picture (?) or mirror (?) above them is perplexing. The woman's clothing is 1870s-1880s.