Thursday, February 6, 2014

an ancestor

And no, I don't know who she is.  Paternal side of the family; taken in a studio sometime in the ?1880s (maybe after they moved from Norfolk to industrial Sheffield).  Showing the far-flung reach of Oriental design in England in the period, if this wallpaper or screen material has made it to a rather humdrum photographic business.  Great-great granny, if that's she, didn't stay very still, either.  But that's an unmistakable family forehead and eyes - and I find her not a little scary.

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