Shared Photo: Virginia Henderson Bell

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I wanted to share this family photo of Virginia Bell with the community. Location: New York. Date: unknown.
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in Photos by Tery Naticchia G2G2 (2.4k points)

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Wow, what a gorgeous duo of portraits from two different points in Virginia's life!  She looks like she must be just setting out in the world in the photo on the right, perhaps in her 20's or early 30's--in the 1880's!  Wow, what a treasure to have that picture of her, especially since it does such a good job of showing her phenomenal focus--and hinting that she has quite a zest for life from the way she wears her hat, the expression in her eyes and lips and tilt of her head.  

And the photo on the left still looks like the same fiery woman, many decades later.  I love the smile on her face, and the way she wears her hat, still at a lovely jaunty angle.

Thanks so much for sharing this!
by Cynthia Larson G2G6 Pilot (171k points)
selected by Pip Sheppard
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Virginia looks stunning, thank you Tery for sharing her with us!
by Shaun Doust G2G6 Pilot (345k points)
+5 votes
Gorgeous photo of Virginia she really look stunning

What and amazing hat she is wearing

Thank you Tery for sharing your wonderful photo it is a treasure
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.9m points)
+2 votes
Love, love, love this picture of Granny Bell.  From a young classy lady she grew into an a lady of refinement, never forgetting that that hat, which became her trademark.

Almost like she was looking into the mirror at her past at what she once was.

Thank you for sharing.
by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)

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