Family Photos Offer a Path to Reconnect with our Ancestors
I was just through old family photographs, deciding which ones to frame, and I suddenly remembered this photo of my Grandma Evelyn back in the 1930s.
There’s so much I love about this photo – her hair, her blouse, that background!
I didn’t know her very well, and I kick myself sometimes wishing we could’ve fostered a better relationship before she passed. I think about her all the time now that she isn’t here. I wonder about her life, how it felt raising 7 children on her own after my grandpa passed away, what made her happy.
I own only a few of her past possessions, mostly photographs and an incredible grey jacket from the 1940s. I plan on cherishing the hell out of them. In some way, whatever way that is, it helps me keep my grandmother close to me, and I can really dig that.
I’m not sure if this is an autochrome photograph, but if anyone has any ideas I’m open to them! ~shared by @katedaher