Blanche Lenore Cheney is my 2nd great-grandaunt. This is the second photo of her in this album. In fact, both photos are on the same page, separated by a few other photos.
In the previous photo, there is something about her expression that made me think she was fun to be around. In this photo, we see her with a full smile. I have a feeling I am right and that she was a lot of fun. 🙂
This photo was printed as a postcard. You can see a portion of the inscription here:
Blanche Octavia Huban[d]
This photo comes from the twenty-seventh page of the album. Here are pages twenty-six and twenty-seven to give context for this photo:
This post is part of a series sharing this wonderful old family photo album. You can learn more about the album here.
4 thoughts on “Ellis Album, Photo 56 – Aunt Blanche with a Smile”
I think you are right about her being a lot of fun. Compared to the other photo of her this would be my favorite. In the other it looks like she is trying to be serious but a tiny smile got through.
Yes! That is what I see too!! <3
She does have an impish grin—I agree. It’s so unusual to see people with a full smile like that in formal photos. Good for Blanche!
Yes! I couldn’t agree more, good for Blanche! I also love that my great-grandmother was named for such a happy lady. <3