Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Friday, April 10, 2015

Sepia Saturday - William Bunch and family

I ran across the photograph of William "Buck" Bunch, his wife Rosa (Frederick), their daughter Jay Elizabeth, her husband, Arthur Moore, and their son, Willie.  The picture is supposed to have been taken about 1910.

What's interesting to me is that instead of the usual stiff, formal poses we normally see in photographs from that era, the two younger adults are relaxed and Arthur is not even looking at the camera.  Was this done purposely by the photographer or did he just capture a moment when the pose fell apart?  Jay Elizabeth is smiling slightly - maybe the person taking the picture was someone they knew or a family member who decided to have a little fun with it. 

The lack of formality in this picture makes it so special.   I wish I knew the story behind it.

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