Martha Elvira Gaston (Jones)

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A photo of Martha Elvira Gaston (Jones): Born 1840. Passed away on 18 Mar 1920 in Buncombe County, North Carolina.
Date & Place: in Buncombe County, North Carolina United States
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1840 - Mar 18, 1920 1840 - 1920
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Ancient Faces
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What a dignified lady! Martha Elvira Gaston, born 1840, taken in Buncombe County North Carolina in 1910.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Patrick Harlow
Wonder what her smile
Looked like
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Backyard Mechanic
Bet she's got a broom stick up her back.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Silvia Doe
What a nice dress
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Chelsea Walterscheid
Seen herself, surely.
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Chelsea Walterscheid
*sewn
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Silvia Doe
Probable
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Cindy Howard
Duane Gaston, is this a relative
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Duane Gaston
Cindy, not that I am aware of... though, it is a very nice photo!
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Wanda Carr
Fabulous photo!!!!
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Robyn Helms Baker
Those are certainly a working woman's hands.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Joye Linnae
Eerie. My mother looks like her - she is my mom's doppelgänger!
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Beverly Ross Nance
So Petit
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Kimberley A Smith-Cooper
Widow....
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Kimberley A Smith-Cooper
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Anthony Keaveney
Looks like she's sat in the electric chair
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Judy Kates
Such grace
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Terri Allen
Nice picture.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Carmen Roman Galindo
Is she alive?
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Tony Chappell
yes she is!!!
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Carol Haynes Stallein
if she was born in 1840 then she is gone now...
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Bernice Jones
LOL
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Helen Phillips
She's lovely.xx
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Fallon OBrien
That's a "Butherface!" Everything looks fine...But her face!
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Sharon Turner
Don't be so rude and unkind. She may have sat ages having this taken in those days.
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Lori Viereckl
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Look who's talking
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Fallon OBrien
Hey without the glasses...I'm an Adonis!!!
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Philip Henry
The Picture is beautiful I love that chair I probably would like that old lady she could tell you a lot of great stories
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Saya Helix
Joshua Lee Gaston your last names.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Saya Helix
No >:l she's your great great great great great grandma.
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Joshua Lee Gaston
my names everywhere doe
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Giuseppe Sorbello
Un po' spettrale ma va bene lo stesso per la qualità della foto.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Marilyn Cunningham
Wow she looks like a REALLY strict school marm!!!!
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Vicky Feehan
That is what I was thinking "I did not do it teacher." LOL
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Marilyn Cunningham
I know right?! All she needs is the ruler in her hand. Maybe she put it down for the picture. Baa, haa, haa, haaaaaaaa!!!!!!!
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Ashlyn Weaver
Pics took a long time to take back then so that's why you'll find alot of stern expressions.
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Marilyn Cunningham
Its not just the stern look its the dress she's wearing also. It just looks like the type of dress a teacher would wear back then to look nice but still she didn't play.
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Kirsten Bullins
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I posted this photo...she was my husband's 3rd great grandmother and apparently a wonderful woman.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Lori Viereckl
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Thanks for sharing
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Rose Gasak
She is lovely , looks a little tired for having to sit too long but just lovely . I don't think she looks stern or mean or anything but beautiful.
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Gwen Moreland Richmond
A beautiful treasure to still have of a love one...
Feb 08, 2016 ·
Rachael Rawson
Classy, but stern woman, yet I bet she was very kind!
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Lorna Carr
My mom used to wear that look when she was down or tired.( 9 kids do that to ya...)
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Marianne Roberts Bouloy
People looked this way in old time photographs because it took a long time for the film to expose. If they moved, the picture would blur. So a lot of the time they "froze" instead of a more natural smile.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Wilma Hammarström
they also photographed a lot of death people, in the way as they were alive.
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Patricia Gaffney
People did not bare their teeth back then for photos to reveal a "natural smile". This was not only for the technical reason you cite, but also it was considered unattractive, coarse and common to take a photo with one's teeth showing like piano keys, as is popular today. Frankly I think they were right.
Feb 04, 2016 ·
Mary Schumaci
vintage photos..love them.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Laura Harmon Vickers
Look at her hands ! They tell a story of her life . What a great picture !
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Carol Wheeler
👍
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Diane Orrvar Stone
I love this picture..so simplictic yet elegant
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Carol Haynes Stallein
you are so lucky to have this family picture.. life was hard back then for women.. and she stood the test of time..
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Patricia Gaffney
Actually, she's only 26! (that's how hard life was back then).
Feb 04, 2016 ·
Dianne Hull
What a fantastic picture!
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Jim Retzer
Cleaned it up a little.
You can just tell this woman held the power in her family; and she knew it. Such a stern and dignified face.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Judy Lunceford
Beautiful work, I love how you brought this photo to life
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Jim Retzer
If I had access to a high-resolution scan of the original, I would seriously entertain hand-coloring it as well.
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Narelle Skewes-Foden
A matriarch 😊
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Mark Rush
she looks grouchy
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
BarbaraMerry Geng
Is this one of those old time photos done on glass ?
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Debbie Goth
Sue Moyer who does this remind you of?
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Rena Steverding
Denise Tyree
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Michelle Albers
I always like to observe people's hands in old photographs..... I imagine they could tell such a story.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Stephen Dale Witten
A beauty, I would say.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Maha Witwit
It looks as though something's wrong with her neck and hiding it with that scarf or maybe just a double chin!
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Rose Gasak
Damn ,couldn't say it was a nice picture
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Carolyn Stephenson
Its the collar of the dress. It's a lovely picture of someone who was treasured! You need to bone up on fashion prior to exposing your ignorance
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Maha Witwit
Carolyn Stephenson wow thats a bit harsh i just saw two nodes under her chin and as medical woman it got me interested
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Narelle Skewes-Foden
Easy mistake to make Carolyn the pic probably just popped up in Mahas feed and she commented didnt have time to research fashion from 1910
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Linda Robertson-Hutcheson Scherr
I love this dress.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Tami Pino
Tiny waist
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Jane Peel
Looks like a stern teacher
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Dawn Haight
Wondering if that was her Sunday's best.. Very pretty dress.. I see wisdom in her eyes... Thank you for sharing it.. :-)
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Mary Kimes
Stunning
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Cecilia Robbins
Very elegant looking and proper! Beautiful dress. Her hands look like she had to work hard during her life. Wondering if she made her dress? She had a beautiful figure...still small waisted and proportional for her years. Obviously she had good genes!
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Ann Billingsley
Equally interesting is the chair she is sitting in ! Anybody familiar with the style.....i have never come across one in my years as a dealer. Comments welcomed !
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Serena Williams
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I remember we had a chair like that at my grandmothers lake house in the seventies with leather upholstery and brass like buttons lining it edges.
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Carolyn Stephenson
I had one similar that passed down from my great grandfather. Circa 1860 The back & seat were leather it was paired with a library table & rocking chair they now reside with my son.
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Ann Billingsley
Carolyn Stephenson You may want to photograph the pieces...measure them and go to library looking for books Roycrofters or furniture from the Frank Lloyd Wright era. They could be original pieces. Happy hunting !
Jan 29, 2016 ·
David Maroney
Great chair
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Teresa Regenold
Looks unhappy.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Ann Billingsley
Collar fairly typical for the times...women kept very covered up...and detachable collars could cover any number of dresses. As to her hands...they look arthritic and posed the way a lady placed her hands to look relaxed and proper even today.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Pam Centers Lee
I love these old photos!
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Siannon Birch
huge hands!
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Monica Pezderic Lavoie
Cindy Alfano-Flindt kinda reminds me of your Mom
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Cindy Alfano-Flindt
Wow totally, how did you come across this? neat.
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Monica Pezderic Lavoie
I go into this site now and again.. So it pops up on my feed
Jan 29, 2016 ·
Rita Parisi
She actually looks good for a 70 year old woman from this time. And she has kind eyes which have seen a lot. She was a young woman in her 20's during the Civil War; it wasn't easy for her or her family.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Martha Sanchez Ponce
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Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Melba McDaniel
Look at that dress,women had a hard life back then,wonder how old she was.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Rita Craig
It's possible she could be a memento Mori photo alot of people during this time period took photos of the dead as a keep sake
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Kathy Cliburn Tappe
Love old pictures. The dress is lovely.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Monika Pawłowska
Jarzynka to ty???
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Mary E Flores
I like the way they would cover their necks😊 That way one does not have to show ones wrinkles! ! !
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Sharon Kellett Formando
Beautiful...hard working woman! I really like the chair!!
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Ilze Choi
beautiful dress.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Mary Crestani Silantyev
Thank you Marianne Roberts Bouloy great information.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Julie Vallance
a gentle lady i think her eyes tell me so
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Narelle Skewes-Foden
Love these old photos....feels like their eyes look right through you
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Michelle Haggard
I couldn't stand that collar around my neck...
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Debra Carruthers
Something so beautiful about this picture!! I love it...
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Becky Kelly
Love these old Pictures.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Tracy Holtze
I love that you can usually identify these fabulous people! So often our old photos are unknown lost ancients!
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Willy Dereany
Elegant
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Filippa De Rossi
Dead?
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Mary McCartney
To me, she shows dignity, grace and a humble, Godly woman.
Jan 29, 2016 · Reply
Alma Frankel
i am reading ( for the 6th time) " anne of green gables", and this photo reminds me of marilla cuthbert! this is how i imagine her!
Jan 30, 2016 · Reply
Stephanie Saffo
She'd been thru the civil war!
Jan 30, 2016 · Reply
Melissa Gelder
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Who was she has anyone researched? I might have to do that
Jan 30, 2016 · Reply
Gale R. Gough
I like her "handsome" face - very strong and attractive. She looks tiny.
Jan 30, 2016 · Reply
Chris Coyle
Thanks from Asheville!!!!!!
Jan 30, 2016 · Reply
Pamela Diez
She is ancient.
Feb 03, 2016 · Reply
Donna Hull Tew
I wonder if I am related?My mothers family were Jones from just southwest of Asheville. My Great Great Grandmother was from Asheville....she was a Coshea.
Feb 12, 2016 · Reply
Maureen Calvert
She doesn't look like a bundle of fun !
Feb 12, 2016 · Reply
Tami Polland
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Back in those days a lot of time people would only be photographed once they had passed. Perhaps she was not alive in this picture?
Feb 27, 2016 · Reply
Brian Gaston
Now there's a white woman with black slaves.
Jan 29, 2017 · Reply
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