Malachi's Promise "And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to the fathers...." Malachi 4:6

Friday, July 30, 2010

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I am always fascinated at the changes age brings to the faces of individuals, especially from child to adult and from adult to old age. These are the child-to-adult faces of my mom, Audrey Meinzen Doyle, and her sister, Geraldine (who chose to use "Jeree" instead) Meinzen Todd Foulk.

Jeree, on the left, was born in November, 1918, and is about 8 in this photo. On the far right is Audrey, born in June, 1915, and is about 14 here.

I suspect the center photo was taken in about 1936, when Jeree was about 18 and Audrey about 21.

I found this tiny (1 1/4" x 1 3/4") photo when looking through my grandmother's album and immediately loved it. I like Aunt Jeree's hair style and how her eyes make contact with me through the lens of the camera. She began wearing glasses as a child but chose not to wear them in either of these photographs. I also think the matching coats they are wearing are interesting.

Do you like to compare photos of people as they age? Do you have school and young adult photos of people you know and love?


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19 comments:

  1. I love, love these photos! I really enjoy looking at the faces of people as they age.

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  2. I had to go back and forth and look at these again and again. Simply wonderful. I love their hairstyles in all of the photos, but it is interesting to see how faces change and stay the same.

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  3. YES! I love doing that. I have noticed that people tend to age in spurts, and it's interesting to see when that happens for each person. I also like seeing how I'll fare as time goes on...I've already figured out that the bags under my eyes are courtesy of my great-grandmother (and, of course, my children!).

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  4. I love these! Thanks for sharing them. Over time it seems as though the one element which remains the same, in a way, are our eyes. No matter how one ages you can always 'see' them in their eyes. Cheery Be! Jennifer

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  5. These are great pictures. Such lovely girls. I like the hairstyle too!

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  6. Super pictures. And, yes, I agree that it's fascinating to see how people age in photographs taken through the years. I especially like it when someone shows me their old school photograph and asks me to pick them out from the group.

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  7. I like the photos. I have found photos of people who look just the same and some I would never recognize.

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  8. This is one of my favorite "games" when I go through my mother's old family albums. It is so strange to see the childhood pictures of people I can only imagine as adults.

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  9. They were cute little girls and they became pretty women. Yes, I love seeing people change as they age in photos, too.

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  10. Wonderful photos! I've always been amazed at the changes time makes also. I've been spending so much time going through the old photos and sorting out who is who. It can be difficult some times, but ever so interesting.

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  11. Great pictures, love them! Happy Blogiversary to you too!

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  12. I do the same comparing as I post here on Sepia Sat; really these two sisters photos when younger look so alike, the eyes certainly. Those eyes had to stay vibrant all their lives, I think. I love the name Jeree.

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  13. loving the middle picture of the two of them, quite endearing.
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  14. I love the old picture so much. Each blog has something that brings back a memory to this old lady. Yes I did know about the resources on the net, but can't seem to use mine any more. My entire blogger stuff has been messed up. That is why I wanted to learn to take those pictures. Thanks for stopping by.
    QMM

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  15. Hi Nancy; the photos of your mum and her sister are so precious. It is beautiful to compare their childhood pictures with their young adult hood.
    Both are very pretty girls. It is also interesting to see where our ancestors came from, we all are such a mixed bunch; great!Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments.

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  16. I was intrigued by the gap in year photos from 1926 to 1929. Wonder where 27 & 28 went? :)

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  17. Jinksy, these photos have been culled from my mom's and grandmother's albums. I haven't (yet) found any other individual school portraits of any of the sisters other than these. Perhaps my aunts have (had) their photos in their own albums. Thanks for visiting.

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  18. It's one of the many Magics of photography that you can see the past grow before your eyes!

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