yesterday's post. If possible, she's looking even more dour, perhaps almost belligerent. Not a woman to be messed with! On the right is my great-grandmother Elizabeth (Armitage) Meinzen. The little boy is unidentified.
Is there a story behind this photo? Why is Elizabeth holding a glass of water -- or is it some other liquid -- in the middle of a field for a photograph? She appears to have a milder expression than Annie, at least somewhat less threatening. The boy seems to be trying to hold a straight face while his eyes smile. Who took the photograph? What year was it? Research on their waists and hats may help approximate a date.
This photo is such poor quality because it was given to me as a black and white photocopy. How I wish I had the original or a good scan of the original! The original is probably buried or burned or disintegrating/disintegrated at the bottom of a landfill.