Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ancestors in 1869

The Lord of the Manor's cousin in France recently sent us this photo of the family taken in 1869. I showed you the same family back in February. The other photo was taken twenty years after this photo, but they are sitting in the same locations! In this photo the mother is 43 years old and has had eleven children. She has her last about a year after this photo. What a woman! (And here I am at 54 with only two teenagers whinging about my troubles. What a wimp.)


Neabear said...

Wow, what a big family! My hubby is the oldest of 8. My grandmother came from a family of 10. Makes for a lot of relatives.

Mary said...

but you look a lot better at 54 than she does at 43 :) what a terrific photo!