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Family Portrait

 

This is a genuine 19th century portrait - although scanned into digital :-)

These are my Grandfather and Grandmother with their firstborn son, my Uncle Ernest, born in 1899, who, even at this age, looked very earnest!  Daniel Wilson is, for reasons unknown to me, in the uniform of the Cumberland and Westmorland Yoemanry.  Perhaps it was provided as a prop by the photographer.  I have been unable to confirm, to date, that he was a member of the Yoemanry.  The 19th century print has converted pretty well.

 

 

Family Portrait

 

This is a genuine 19th century portrait - although scanned into digital :-)

These are my Grandfather and Grandmother with their firstborn son, my Uncle Ernest, born in 1899, who, even at this age, looked very earnest!  Daniel Wilson is, for reasons unknown to me, in the uniform of the Cumberland and Westmorland Yoemanry.  Perhaps it was provided as a prop by the photographer.  I have been unable to confirm, to date, that he was a member of the Yoemanry.  The 19th century print has converted pretty well.

 

 

comments (10)

You've done a wonderful job of scanning and converting - a terrific family photo! Funny - Ernest does indeed look very earnest!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Elizabeth - actually, he was quite a fun person smile
you did a wonderful job of scanning this 19th century print Tom... you uncle looks angry at the camera man smile....petersmile
Tom Wilson: Probably didn't like to be dressed up for the event!
What a precious image to keep in your family album Tom! You did a great scan job.
Tom Wilson: This was a time when photography could take over from the portrait painter for the ordinary folk smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Apr 2015, 06:06
A fine bit of history Tom, do you remember any of these three?
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Chris - my Grandmother died before I was born - in 1920; but my Grandfather lived long enough to, I was told, take me out in my pram - he died in 1937. Uncle Ernest was visited frequently, when he lived in Richmond and I last saw him just a few years before his death at 89.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Apr 2015, 06:31
Love it!
Tom Wilson: Happy to make you happy, Ray smile
A great picture to have Tom. Uncle Ernest looks a determined young man!
Tom Wilson: He was quite a fun person, I knew him better than my father's other brothers, who lived further away - my father was the 7th child - five survived infancy and all were boys. My mother was the second eldest of six girls smile
I love that hat, like a bell boys hat
Tom Wilson: It is isn't it?
Your uncle has the face of an older child but must still be very young.
Tom Wilson: Perhaps no more than one year old.
The baby really does look mature Tom.
Tom Wilson: He didn't look much different when I saw him at about 85!
I love seeing these old photos, be they my family or other peoples, sadly with some of the old pictures from this time that we have it is too late to determine who they were.
Tom Wilson: My rather was very good at writing who was who on the back of every photograph he ever acquired smile

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