Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wednesday's Portrait- Greenberry Seaver

Today's Portrait --

Greenberry Mckilsey Seaver and 2nd wife- Madeline Douglas

Greenberry Mckilsey Seaver
b. 18 Nov 1823     Vevay, Switzerland, Indiana
d. 13 Nov 1905     Johnson Twp., Switzerland, Indiana

Madeline Douglas
b. abt 1834          Switzerland County, Indiana
d. 1893                Indiana 

Greenberry and Madeline- I'd guess about 1880s

This picture amuses me-- the expressions on their faces are so interesting! Madeline looks so serious, almost like she's upset and then Greenberry looks like he's holding back laughter. 

Also- I'm wondering what is in Madeline's hands-- maybe a handkerchief or something? 

I recently saw a movie called A Million Ways to Die in the West --directed by Seth McFarlane. There was this scene where one person was telling another person that they heard about a person who had actually smiled in a picture. It was so common to not smile because it took so long to actually take the picture. 

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