Wordless Wednesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks family historians to create a post in which the main focus is a photograph or image.
Among the many photos left behind by my great aunt Helen Killeen Parker is this photo button.
According to Brett Payne over at Photo-Sleuth, photo buttons were especially popular in the early 1900s. Many had a pin backing so that the button could be worn. However, this one is a metal plate 6” across, so most likely it was not worn but displayed on a stand.
Aunt Helen was born in 1903, so it is quite likely a photo of her. However, it is just as likely to be someone else, one of her sisters perhaps, since she might have inherited her mother’s or sisters’ things upon their passing.