Shared Photo: Joseph Monck

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My wife has numerous ancestors who settled in California in the 1800's. This photo is of her great-great grandfather, Joseph Monck. A native of Buckinghamshire England, Joseph and his wife Eliza immigrated to Ontario Canada, then Fresno California in 1886. A landscape gardener by trade, he died in 1932 at the age of 85.

Location: Fresno California. Date: 1890
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in Photos by Bart Triesch G2G6 Pilot (255k points)
Thanks for your remarks Pip and Susan. For a photo taken 128 years ago I think the photographer was way ahead of his time. The use of light to illuminate one side of Joseph' face is amazing.

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A very distinguished looking gentleman, Bart. I can barely see the vest, but it’s there, and, of course, I’m a vest man. Wear one whenever I can. The moustache is about three times bigger than mine, but perfect for the period.

Thanks for sharing this photo with us, Bart.
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
selected by Susan Laursen
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What a fantastic photo Bart it is always a treat to se your wonderful photo you are sharing with us, and special you really explain about the photo.

This photo of your wife’s gg grandfather are great love his bard

Thank you for sharing this wonderful photo
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.9m points)

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