Shared Photo: Sofia

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Sophia Humphrey b.1822 in Hainsford, Norfolk and died in d. 1911 in Rochdale. The photo was taken in 1911 on her 90th birthday.

I wanted to share this family photo of Sophia Hall with the community. Location: Rochdale, Lancashire. Date: unknown.
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Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful and historic photograph of Sophia Hall! It's impressive enough to see a woman of such obvious strength of character, but equally impressive that she's so obviously strong at 90 years of age! Clearly this is a woman who left a mark on the world in the hearts of all who knew her. I have a sense of pitying any who got in her way, as she seems to not be one to suffer fools gladly. I sense such a down-to-Earth pragmatism in Sophia, as well. Her expression in this photo suggests to me a feeling of, "Well, I suppose we must take a photo of me on my 90th birthday, so let's get on with it." I find my attention drawn to the book she is holding, which appears to be the size of a Bible of that time, and wondering what special significance it must have had in her life.

Thank you so very much for sharing such a wonderful picture!
answered by Cynthia Larson G2G6 Pilot (162k points)
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Masterful Great Share ! Thank You Peter Haslam !

Interesting..  State of The Art Circa Color Photographic Technology was event to capture in light an exquisite, memorable and remarkable person.

C'est Bon Magnifique !
answered by Jerry Baraboo G2G6 Pilot (511k points)

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