How often do you see a five generation photo?

+17 votes

I wanted to share this family photo of Susanna Rowe with the community. Location: unknown. Date: 1906.
Click here for the image details page or here for the full-sized version (5538 x 3692).

WikiTree profile: Susannah Rowe
in The Tree House by David Schaeffer G2G5 (5.8k points)
My eye tells me that is an edited photo. It looks to be two or three layers. Second person to the right in the back, looks to be cut out from a photo based on the white flare on her black dress around the elbow to the left. The person in the far back left hand side of the photo was taken at a different resolution than the people in the foreground. Though I do think the four people in front of her are part of a single contiguous photo.

Still really impressive though.
Ian - If you click for the image details, I explained that the lady (left-rear) was unable to be present for the photo shoot and was added by a professional photographer...She was alive, but lived a distance away from the others.  The other four were in the studio at the time the photo was taken.
not bad editing for days before photoshop :)

you can also tell the edit happened before it was halftone'd for print (newspaper).

3 Answers

+3 votes
Wonderful to have a five generation photograph - a rarity I would have thought.
by Anonymous Bowling G2G6 Mach 5 (59.5k points)
+2 votes
Not very often. What a great photo to have. Thanks for sharing.
by John Noel G2G6 Pilot (712k points)
+1 vote
I have been told there is a photo when I was a little kid or baby of


My Mum

Her Mum

Her Dad

His dad.

Maybe its not so rare these days though.
by B Collett G2G2 (2.2k points)

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