On Saturday I posted this photo explaining that my grandmother had told me it was a photo of her mother. I shared that when it loaded and appeared on the screen I didn’t think it looked like Estelle. I wondered if it was really my great grandmother or one of her sisters.
Deborah Sweeney suggested that I post other photos of Estelle so you could all weigh in.
Here’s a bit of background. I will keep my opinions to myself so I don’t color your impressions.
Estelle was born and raised in Montana. She was born in 1913, married in 1930. She had three sisters that lived long enough they could be pictured here:
- Hi, born 1909
- Marj, born 1918
- Jackie, born 1924
The original photo that my grandmother identified measures 1 1/2 ” x 2 1/2″. Pretty small for my 80 year old grandma to look at.
Here are photos for comparison:
Here are some additional photos of Estelle later in life, click to enlarge:
So, what do you think? Is my grandmother right? Is that Estelle on the swing?
All opinions, impressions, thoughts welcome.
16 thoughts on “Who Is On That Swing?”
I vote yes. Her hair changes a lot, but her bone structure, especially around the eyebrows, does not. I think there’s also a similarity of expression between the swing picture and the 1945 portrait.
Thanks for weighing in Leslie!
I think it’s a photograph of Estelle, and a lovely image of her too.
Hello Stephen! Thanks for stopping by and weighing in. 🙂
I’m going to agree; I think it is Estelle. Like Leslie, I think the facial structure is consistent. When I was looking at the images it occured to me that someone should market facial recognition software modified specifically for family historians. Wouldn’t it make comparing all those old, unlabelled photos, so much easier. 🙂
Yes! Someone is developing something like this. It was mentioned at RootsTech last year. I don’t remember much about it. Thanks for your opinion!
I think it is her too because there seems to be similarity around the eyes and bone structure. It’s a good puzzle. 🙂
Hi Cathy, thanks for stopping by and weighing in!
After copying the photo, balancing, fixing contrast and cropping I’d say it’s Estelle. None of the other faces you’ve photos of fit the bone structure, set of eyes, shape of nose and mouth.
Wow, thanks for putting some work into your opinion! 🙂
It ended up a bit pixelated but it was enough to see the bone structure. I’ve done this with some of my family photos, sometimes it’s the only way to really see the face enough to make any kind of determination.
Thanks again. I have a post scheduled for next week about this photo. 🙂
I agree with the others and believe it is Estelle. The face shapes really do match so I’d say it is a good chance the woman on the swing is Estelle. Good luck 🙂
Thanks for the vote!