This vintage real photo postcard captures a very photogenic family posing at a photographic studio in 1918. The photographer must have loved photographing this crew. The mother is quite pretty and she stares at the camera with icy but engaging eyes. The oldest of the siblings is wearing nautical clothing and is posed in a manner in which he seems to be protective of his family. By the way, where is dad? Mom is wearing a wedding band but father is missing from the photograph. The younger two children are adorable and definitely are sticking close to mom. This family could be doing commercials on television if there was such a thing in 1918. This scalloped edged postcard is unmailed.


Published in: on September 23, 2016 at 8:17 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Sadly, Dad may not have come home from the war. Mother seems to be wearing a wedding band, but it is on her right hand. This would explain her very somber expression and the protective attitude of the older boy–he is now “the man of the family.”

  2. Old Soul, I think you are right. And did you notice how the boys must look like their dad, while the girl is like the mother.

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