I am a member of the Facebook group “Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness – RAOGK USA”. My husband’s sister, who has been researching her ancestry for many years, suggested that I join this group. She wrote that the group members are helpful. I agree 100%.
I shared this picture with the group.
This is my maternal grandmother, when she was about 58 years old.
The picture was taken professionally and has been retouched.
I requested the group members of Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness – RAOGK USA to compare the picture of Grandma with a much earlier picture of a woman with a man.
I was of the opinion that both pictures were of my grandmother. However, I remember Grandma only with white hair and worn up, way off her shoulders. I never met my grandfather, as he died one month before I was born. I don’t recall ever being shown a picture of my grandfather. I was looking for reassurance, when I asked members of the genealogy group for their opinions as to whether or not the two women are the same woman.
I received many comments. The consensus was that the two women are one and the same.
One group member asked if anyone in the next generation bears a resemblance to the man. In response to the question I shared a picture of my uncle.
This is Uncle Bob’s high school senior picture. He graduated in 1944.
I definitely see where my uncle inherited his eyebrows, which adds to the probability this couple IS my grandparents. The group member who asked if anyone in the next generation bears a resemblance to the man in the photo booth picture left this comment: “Oh, heck yes! Uncle Bob got the chin, facial shape, and a modified version of his father’s nose.”
I feel assured now that the photo booth picture IS a picture of my maternal grandparents! I wish I had more pictures of my grandfather. It is so nice, though, to have this one picture!
I asked, too, for assistance in dating the photo booth picture. The consensus for the date was late 1930s to early 1940s.