View Full Version : The old and the new

July 3rd, 2011, 09:53 AM
I found this picture in my mother's bedroom closet after her passing and I had it restored (the original is a colorized photo). I believe it is my great-grandmother and I'm trying to find someone in the family who would know.

The hairstyle is interesting, it's probably in a bun. On the back it has written in pencil the colorizing instructions... "Hair - Chestnut, Eyes - Brown, Skin - Fair, Drape - Black, Diamond horseshoe in hair."

Many people have said that I look like her.


July 3rd, 2011, 09:55 AM
Very neat! You do bear a striking similarity but your chestnut color is even prettier.

July 3rd, 2011, 10:09 AM
Whoa! You look like you could be long lost twins of different generations. Like if the twins were separated and one was put in a time machine. You have some lovely locks by the way.

July 3rd, 2011, 10:17 AM
Fantasic hair, both old and new!

July 3rd, 2011, 10:27 AM
Wowee, your eyes are so much like hers. That's really interesting. Have you thought about trying to replicate her hairstyle? Perhaps to do a modern version of the original photo?

July 3rd, 2011, 10:34 AM
Thank you. My hair is a mess in that picture.

One guy friend said that she looked like a bruiser! She does look sturdy and no-nonsense.

Yes, I've thought about trying it, even down to looking for a horseshoe pin.

July 3rd, 2011, 12:23 PM
Wow you look a lot alike.

July 3rd, 2011, 12:30 PM
Amazing on all counts.

July 3rd, 2011, 12:57 PM
Yes, you do look like her!