Ree Young

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Ree Young I think the error is in the comment made with the photo when you click on the link. I scrolled down to the info and thumbnail photos of that family, and the 1926 - 2019 dates were there, too., so the birth and death dates all say they were the same age.
Mar 15 · posted to the photo Lenka Ehrenreich and Georg Markovits
Ree Young How can Lenka be almost 20 and Georg 22 if they were both born in 1926? And they both were 92 when they died within 2 weeks of each other...which is very moving that one followed the other even in death.
Mar 14 · posted to the photo Lenka Ehrenreich and Georg Markovits
Ree Young The secretary's swivel stool he's sitting on backwards doesn't have arm rests,like this one, but it's a very similar design.
Mar 14 · posted to the photo Ivey Oscar Drewry Sr.
Ree Young 1920s, for sure. Beautiful and delicate dress, gorgeous bouquet.
Mar 11 · posted to the photo Clementine H and Peter E Vasusky
Ree Young Shelley Koll Miller Too bad people put so much emphasis on superficial appearances. That's what we do with skin color as well. Sad statement of the shallowness of human beings. I see feminine features of a girl who resembles one of my aunts when she was young. You may feel she looks like a man, but the comments insisting this IS a man....despite the lack of the Adam's apple and the presence of the curls and how provably wrong the comment about parents dressing boys like women even into adulthood...are the really disturbing ones.
Mar 08 · posted to the photo Unknown Woman, Interesting Hat
Ree Young Dena Ellen Look closely around the ears and the hat. There are some loose strands by her ears and some curls along the edge of the hat. Men wore their hair cut short and slicked back with a product called Macassar Oil. It really plastered the hair back so even a breeze wouldn't ruffle it. That's why chairs and sofas had antimacassars on them...to protect them from the oil when a man leaned his head back. Look at photos of men in that era. Their short hair is slicked back...no loose strands, no curls peeking out from under their hats. For having photos taken, even older boys had their hair slicked down. And, again...no Adam's apple and the less protruding brow ridge. The main problem is that we are looking at these photos from our modern perspective. Women seldom wear their hair like this, but back then, the vast majority of women did. So, someone from that era would not have any problem seeing this girl as female. Nor would they think the hat is particularly unusual. If we can't let go of our modern preconceived notions, we will be mistaken over and over about what people in the past saw correctly.
Mar 08 · posted to the photo Unknown Woman, Interesting Hat
Ree Young Brenda Deckard It's already been mentioned, but the main thing is no Adam's apple. that becomes more prominent when a boy reaches the age of about 11 or 12. This "person" definitely looks at least that age, if not older, and there's no laryngeal prominence. Plus, she resembles my Aunt Josephine, who was definitely a woman. A lot of women could pass for men with the hair pulled back and no make-up. So, why does this photo have to be that of a boy??? If you've looked at many photos fro the past, you know the pulled back hair was hardly flattering and didn't soften the facial lines. And, even with that hair-do softening lacking, this woman has a softly rounded face and a much less prominent brow ridge than a male would have.
Mar 07 · posted to the photo Unknown Woman, Interesting Hat
Ree Young Jennifer Drake How do you know she's not a woman? Slick you hair back, take off your make-up, and take a look at your long chin and angular jawline objectively.
Mar 07 · posted to the photo Unknown Woman, Interesting Hat
Ree Young ...or look at Glenn Close in her role as the butler, Albert Nobbs....
Mar 07 · posted to the photo Unknown Woman, Interesting Hat
Ree Young This is NOT a man. This girl is just rather plain. Not everyone who had their picture taken was a raving beauty or even pretty. Many women nowadays would not look very "feminine" if their hair were pulled tightly back and they had no make-up on. I'm not sure what to call such an attitude that sees a plain-looking woman and automatically assumes she must be a man! Is that perhaps discrimination against women who don't fit a certain look...aren't pretty enough...that society says is acceptable??? Maybe you should think about how many women passed disguised as boys or men in order to fight in the Civil War...like the woman pictured below...Samantha "Sam" Blalock, who enlisted with her husband, calling herself his brother. She was the most famous disguised woman soldier in NC...
Mar 07 · posted to the photo Unknown Woman, Interesting Hat
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