Wordless Wednesday: Doves — re-grouped for a second portrait

Dove family portrait. Standing Tom, Arthur and Mary Dove. Perched, Hazel Dove. Seated Isabella Lietze. Southland, NZ. c.

Dove family portrait. Standing Tom, Arthur and Mary Dove. Perched, Hazel Dove. Seated Isabella Lietze. c. 1930-31, Southland, New Zealand.

Wordless Wednesday is a blogging prompt from Geneabloggers.

 

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8 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Doves — re-grouped for a second portrait

  1. When did we start smiling in photos, do you think? I have some family portraits from about 1960 and there are a few smiles. And there are smiles in my parent’s wedding photos from 1948.

    • Perhaps when home cameras became standard and exposure times dropped to microseconds. Out of the studio and without a professional photographer, maybe people are more relaxed?

      • Perhaps so. But, as I thought about this, the sobering thought occurred to me that the unsmiling state is probably the natural one. I mean to say, how many of us go around grinning all day long? ๐Ÿ˜€

      • That’s true. When I was a child, the camera came out at “occasions” — birthdays, holidays, etc. I wonder if smiling became required as “proof” that we were having a good time at these events?

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