Arthur is my Great Grandfather. Edith is his twin sister. The other children are his half-brother and sisters. I’m not sure what year this is but my grandmother was born in 1930. So, this has to be at least 1920. But probably earlier.
There is so much to say about this picture: the trim on the house, the flowers in the yard, the bows in the girls’ hair, the dresses, my grandfather’s coat, their haircuts and their very very grumpy faces. Honestly, this looks like the cover of a horror movie or something, doesn’t it? I always wonder about sad faces in old pictures—is it because cameras were so new and they couldn’t move? Or is it because cameras were so new there it wasn’t the norm to smile? Or were their lives just not that happy?