Saturday, January 14, 2012

Through Four Generations


Beulah had a son, Lee. Lee had a daughter, Marsha. Marsha had a son, Jeff.
Four generations, two sets of twins, and we think we see some familial similarities.




Beulah and Marsha,
grandmother & granddaughter.

Both had
fraternal twins.







Lee and Jeff,
grandfather & grandson.

Both were
fraternal twins.






What do you think?


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This is a Sepia Saturday post. You can go look for posts and photos about twins but I think it's more likely you'll see photos of people in hats this week. Join the fun and post some old photos if you'd like. Everyone's invited.

20 comments:

  1. Indeed, the apples don't not fall far from the trees. There are some striking similarities.

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  2. Great likenesses you have there! ♥

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  3. Yes indeed - lots of similarities. I have a photo of my great aunt at age 16 (about 1925) that my children always thought was a picture of me. That's why I always study old photos to find "our" noses, chins, jawlines, eyes.

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  4. Oh yes definitely. The mouth is a giveaway. Good looks all round too!

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  5. It is so interesting to follow the looks through generations.

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  6. There definitely are similarities, but they don't look too much alike.

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  7. I can see the likeness between them.

    I was also struck by the hat in one of 'You might also like' pictures!

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  8. I've never seen a posting like this. Nancy, are you a twin or are there any in your immediate family?

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  9. Wendy, I hope you'll post the two photos sometime. I don't think I look like any of my ancestors but my brother thought he saw a resemblance between me and one of Beulah's sisters. It is interesting to look for similarities.

    Bob, now I'm wondering which post suggestion you saw with a hat. The "you might also like" suggestions change every time the blog/page loads. Now I'll have to go back through my photos. Hmmmm.

    Barbara, I'm not a twin. My father, Lee, is a twin and my sister, Marsha, had twins. Because fraternal twins skip a generation and go from father, through daughter, who often has the twins, my sister and I knew that one or both of us would be more likely to have twins.

    There are twins in my mother's line, too. I wrote a post earlier about twins in our family. If you're interested you can read it at http://nancysfamilyhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/twins-run-in-family.html.

    Thank you Rob, Jinksy, Wendy, Nell, Kristin, Postcardy, Bob, and Barbara for coming to visit and leaving comments. I appreciate it.

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  10. It's in the eyebrows, I think.

    Hey Nancy, how come you never told me about the chicken photo? ha ha

    Kat

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  11. Kat, eyebrows and smiles, too, I think.

    Chicken photo?

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  12. When I first looked at the pictures, I saw similarities between the two women and the two men. After reading the rest of your post, I am in total agreement.

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  13. Spooky. My uncle once mistook a photo of my great grandfather for my brother. I must find a photo of my brother with a moustache and post the two of them together. Very close family resemblances in your pictures :-)

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  14. That is fascinating.

    I have one photo of my maternal great-grandmother who died when my grandfather was young. I have no information about her, but I look at the photo and know where I came from. I look so much like her.

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  15. Striking similarities there. When our daughter became pregnant for the second time, I joked about there being twins in the family. Next thing we know, she gives birth to identical twin girls.

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  16. Twins is a pleasant change after 35 hats. Great fun tracing the genetic links writ large on the faces.

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  17. yes it is fun to see those similarities descending through the ages....twins...once in my teen years I mentioned that I wished I were twins to which Mom blanched! Twins were in our genes too, but she always said that 2 of me would have put here 6 foot under! I just wanted to do more than one thing and in my pre-teen mind that would have been solved with being a twin!

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  18. A great layout and presentation. Comparing family resemblance in vintage photos is a universal entertainment and will always be the great pleasure of photo collections.

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  19. It's amazing how much Aunt Marsha and g-grandma look alike and also Jeff and Grandpa. Especially the similarities to be passed from grandparents to grandchildren.

    I can definitely see the very similar mouths of Aunt Marsha and Beulah and then Jeff and Grandpa. I also think the eyes look very similar! Wow! Definitely related!

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  20. Rob stole my comment!!
    That's what happens when you show late... It's ok!! Fun presentation, and the blood line is obvious here, indeed!!
    :D~
    HUGZ

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