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
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.