Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bickerstaff Sisters, Thirty Years Between

A trio of sisters, aging before our eyes....  The lady on the right in the top photo and on the left is the bottom photo is my grandmother.  She was the second oldest in the family and the oldest daughter.  She seems to have a somewhat motherly, protective air toward Cora.

~1925, left to right
Mame, their mother, Cora, and Emma Bickerstaff

~1955, left to right
Emma Meinzen, Cora Bickerstaff, and Mame Morris

The style of dresses vary from one photo to the other but dresses with fitted waists remained constant.

I'm linking this post to Sepia Saturday 192 where you can find other like-minded lovers of old photographs who may share photos of men in ties and striped pants in the 1940s, groups of three, or any number of other topics.  Hurry over and take a look!

--Nancy.
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24 comments:

  1. What neat pictures to have! I think they aged well, didn't they? - Revis

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    1. Yes, they are fun to have, Revis. And I agree, I think they aged well. My grandmother was Emma about 62 in the last photo, the others a few years younger. Thanks.

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  2. Great photos. Pictures make family histories come alive!

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    1. Oh, I agree that photos do help history come alive, Sheri. Thanks.

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  3. Happy Blogiversary!!

    Regards, Grant


    http://thestephensherwoodletters.blogspot.com

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  4. Happy Blogiversary, Nancy! Congratulations!

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  5. Thank you, Tray and Cynthia.

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  6. "My Ancestors and Me" has been included in the Sites To See for this week. Be assured that I hope this helps to point many new visitors in your direction.

    http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2013/08/sites-to-see.html

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    1. Thanks for highlighting my blog, Jerry. I appreciate it.

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  7. Wow, Mame seems to look exactly the same! Great photo, Nancy.

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    1. I agree, Heather, except I think her face is a little wider in the second photo. It's interesting to see how appearances change as people age, isn't it? Thanks for visiting, Heather.

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  8. I agree with Heather - Mame hasn't changed a bit.

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  9. What wonderful faces in that first photograph.

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  10. It's interesting to see them at different ages.

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  11. This is great. Mame (that is a delightful name)especially looks very similar in both photos. Probably the glasses?

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    1. Mame was a nickname but I didn't realize that until I began working on family history. Her real names was Mary Ellen. I wonder if she was ever called Mamie like Mrs. Eisenhower. I don't remember ever hearing anyone call her that, though.

      The tilt of her head is the same, too, in both photos.

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  12. The first photo is particularly interesting. It's a lovely clear image you're lucky to have.

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  13. Those dresses look interesting in the second one. I wonder what they'd look like in colour!

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  14. How nice, so refreshing to see some ladies!

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    1. Yes, I like to see variety in Sepia Saturday posts so I make an effort to contribute something a little different. Thanks for visting, Karen.

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  15. Interesting study of dresses. They look so cool and breezy. In the summer, I find a nice cotton dress is actually more comfortable than shorts.

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