photograph showcase

Photograph Showcase: Glamour!

Estelle Maffit Duval, October 1945
Estelle Maffit Duval, October 1945

My great grandmother Estelle is looking awfully glamorous in this shot.  She didn’t like to have her photo taken and since she was a photographer, the number of photos of her is small compared to the rest of her family.  It makes me wonder what inspired this photo shoot.

10 thoughts on “Photograph Showcase: Glamour!”

  1. Was this for a special occasion like a yearbook or newspaper announcement? Did your great grandmother prefer to be behind the camera capturing life’s moments? There’s a whole story here! I’d think she had other things she wanted do very much and taking this was not one thing she wanted to do.

    1. Hi EmilyAnn! I don’t know the story behind this photo. She and her husband both took photos. She more so than he. He did all of the developing and she did the hand painting with oil paints. I’m sure he took this photo but I’m not sure what inspired it. She was about 32 years old when it was taken so not a yearbook. She definitely preferred to be behind the camera. 🙂

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