Friday, September 10, 2010
Today's sepia shot is an interesting picture from the Conciatu family album! The Mister's great grandparents, Florean and Emelia are seated. Their son, Michael is standing directly behind Florean. Michael's wife, also named Emelia, is standing directly to the left of Florean. I have not yet dated the photo, nor have I identified anyone else in the picture. Not yet. I'm working on it. Based on the dress and the youthful look of Michael I think 1917 is a fair guess.
This picture was obviously photoshopped. Looking to the right of Michael you will see a man in Edwardian dress with a cut and paste line around him. My thought - he was no longer alive when the photo was made so it is appropriate, I guess, that the cut-out line is coincidentally shaped just like a coffin. Also, the background and the floor around the people to the far left does not fit the background of the rest of the picture. I have the picture of the couple in the same exact pose that was used for this family photo add-on.
I imagine that this type of collage picture was common at the time. Once Uncle Teddy and Aunt Lydia moved to America the only way to get families together for a photo op was by cut and paste. Not to mention Uncle poor Eddy who passed on a few years back.
Speaking of America, it is Patriot's Day - a day to celebrate life and to pause to remember 9/11/2001.
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Posted by MuseSwings at 4:22 PM