Sepia Saturday – Six Shrinking Sisters

Sepia Saturday provides an opportunity for genealogy bloggers to share their family history through photographs.

Four pages of my Grandmother Abbie’s photo album are devoted to various configurations of family in photos taken on the same day. According to the back of one photo, the pictures were taken on Father’s Day (June 16), 1946 at First Baptist Church in Iowa City, Iowa.

This first picture is of my grandmother’s family of origin – 6 girls, 3 boys, and 2 parents.

Another picture was taken of just the six sisters, who have all lost their legs.

My grandmother seems to find this amusing.

Not so happy now that they have all nearly disappeared.

If another picture of the six sisters was taken that day, we might mistake it for a picture of the vine-covered church building.

Please visit other bloggers who participate in Sepia Saturday. It’s always interesting!

I’ve shared a bit about my grandmother, Abbie Elizabeth Webber, and her brother, Fred Myron Webber, previously. Feel free to click their tags and get to know them.


19 thoughts on “Sepia Saturday – Six Shrinking Sisters

  1. Neat pictures, Kathy. I was thinking that maybe they could also go in the reverse order and the photographer got a bit better by the end of the session.

    Kathy M.

    Sorry about the Junction City Football false alarm!

    • Yes, I could have gone the other way. I looked back at the photo album and it looks like I posted in the order they are in the album. But that may just mean that my grandmother, instead of throwing out the bad pictures, put them after the better ones.
      Yeah, I was so excited to see Junction City that I forgot there are probably about 50 Junction City’s in the U.S.!

  2. A very nice sequence! And apparently there was sufficient reason for your grandmother to keep them all. Maybe she loved ivy-covered church buildings. Come to think of it, that was probably not the reason. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • After publishing last weeks post with missing heads, I found a picture in this album that I wish I’d found earlier. In this group picture, my grandmother had cut a heart out in the place where her head should have been. Guess she didn’t like the way she looked! Anyway – glad she kept these. Thanks for looking, Peter!

  3. What fun photos! The one where your grandmother is trying not to laugh is especially cute. Her sister next to her on her right looks a bit amused too. Kind of makes you wonder what they were looking at. Whatever it was, it must have been funny.

    • Yes – the two of them seem to be in on something that the other sisters don’t know about. My grandmother always liked to laugh, so I’m not surprised. Thanks for looking, Jana!

  4. Great family pictures. I think your grandmother got tickled at something that was said either by one of her sisters, someone not in the photo or by the photographer. Enjoyed your comment about the ivy church wall – funny!!

  5. Perhaps the photographer had a faulty tripod that was gradually folding:-) On the plus side it is an opportunity to admire those large button of your grandmother’s sister. I like series of photographs of the same event.

  6. This is a funny series of pictures Kathy. It would be fun to imagine the conversation between the sisters. I’m not sure how I missed this last week, but I seem to remember that when I followed the link in Mr Linky your Sepia Saturday post wasn’t up and it was the English Lesson one. As I can scroll down your posts from this week’s link, it makes me think you are putting the URL of your blog in Mr Linky, instead of capturing the URL of the actual post and dropping that into Mr Linky. It may be why other people didn’t find you or gave up.

    • My mistake – I’ll do it differently next time. On the positive side, it did get a couple of people to read the other post! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for getting me on board, Little Nell.

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