This week’s Sepia Saturday photo prompt challenges us to focus on the face. As it turns out, I’ve been studying a particular photo for quite some time hoping the names of the subjects would be pronounced to me through some divine spirit.
So far, no spirit and no names. However, the man’s face has become more familiar. Where have I seen this face before?
|Closeup of man in previous photo|
Is it possible he is the brother of these Breeden men?
|Breeden Boys with Sullivan Girls|
Decatur Breeden (1877-1952) married my great grandaunt Victoria Jollett, and his brother John Wesley Breeden (1879-1961) married Minnie Sullivan, my first cousin twice removed.
Compare this unknown with Decatur Breeden:
Am I imagining a strong resemblance? If not, then possibly this is Joel Vernon Breeden (1876-1940) with his wife Zaida Maiden (1884-1962).
No doubt my dedication to family history keeps me searching for the source of family traits manifested in the living. Where did this nose come from? Whose eyes were these? What about that chin and that forehead? So here is a little game. The rules are simple: Match the living member of my family to someone from the past by studying their facial features.
Let’s face it: there are more fun photos at Sepia Saturday.
ANSWERS: Aren't they obvious??
1 and B - my nephew is my dad all day long from his facial features to his stance
2 and A - my younger daughter sometimes resembles Violetta in the shape of her face and mouth
3 and D - my sister is Sudie Rucker. Notice the cheek bone, jawline, and chin.
4 and C - my younger daughter is also like Velma especially her smile but even more so in spirit and style
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