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a shades of the departed special birthday edition: ladies in glasses

Many of my ancestresses suffered from poor eyesight, but only a few of them were ever bold (or perhaps desperate) enough to wear their glasses for the camera.   My great-great grandmother Ella was a very fashionable lady and a very strong-willed one.  It’s likely she didn’t need glasses until she was middle-aged (her side of the […]

rona and dione, 1929

The caption on the back of this photograph says: “Sleeping Beauty and Oh-So-Tired”  Rona Brown Rose Richman (1906-1992) and Dione

dione, ca 1933

Seeing pictures of people you know only in their adult form as small children or babies is an uncanny sort of terrain. In the true meaning of unheimlich, there is something familiar about their sometimes pudgy baby faces, something that you recognize from their grown-up faces, while at the same time, something completely alien. In […]

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past faces