52 Photos Week 2: Generations

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It's week 2 of the 52 Photos Challenge!

To participate, follow the tag 52_photos. Every week we'll post a prompt in G2G like this one with a theme. There will be a link to a free-space profile for collecting the photos together (like this one). You should upload or add your photo to that page. See 52 Photos for help on this.

Themes will be broad and open-ended so that you can interpret it in a way that is meaningful to you.

If you use a social network (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) please share the photo there as well, using #52photos and #wikitree. This can be a great way to involve more family members. If you use a blog, include a link to your blog post in your answer below so we can all read it.

For fun, there will be three badges available:

  • 13 in 13 (posting 13 photos for 13 weeks consecutively)
  • 26 in 26 (posting 26 consecutively)
  • 52 in 52 (posting all 52 consecutively)

The first theme for 52 photos is: GENERATIONS.

Remember, to participate you'll need to add your photo to the free-space page linked below, i.e. add Space:52_Photos_Week_2_Generations on the photo edit page.  You can share them in this G2G post as well but they need to be on the free-space page to be counted. See 52 Photos for more information.

asked in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
reshown by Eowyn Langholf
Wonderful Idea- as a child I remember my great grandmother, Lula Lang Hughes was kept quite busy sitting for "5 generation pictures" - God bless her!

30 Answers

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I picked this one - 4 generations of Albertson women.  

answered by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
Wonderful photo I really love this old photo of your generation, there outfit are so amazing thank You for sharing
That bow is awesome!
What a lovely photo. You can see the family resemblance in all four.
Great photo.  Love the bow!
+13 votes

The photo is small, but it is three generations of my Hubbards including my great-grandfather, his eldest daughter, and his eldest grand-daughter.


answered by Deb Durham G2G6 Pilot (592k points)
Wonderful photo of your generation they all look amazing and I love the car thank You for sharing
Thank you, Deb, for sharing this photo. I also love the car.
How cool.  Thanks for sharing.
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My great great great grandparents Milo and Sarah (Stevens) Lackie, their two children and their spouses, and all five grandchildren.

answered by Brian Lamothe G2G6 (9.9k points)
Lucky you to have a photo like this one!
Gorgeous photo of your family thank You for sharing I really love the outfit they are wearing thank You for sharing
Having a photo going back that many generations is priceless. Thanks for sharing it.
Thank you for sharing this lovely photo of your family.
Beautiful family! Thanks for sharing this photo with us.
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I have an easy one to pick of three generations at my sister's second wedding. This is myself, my grandmother Estelle Flamer, my sister Christine Flamer McKee, and mother, Arlene Eastman Flamer.


but I am searching for the one we did in front of my great-grandmother's portrait with my grandmother, my mother, myself, and my daughter. Not quite the matrilineal line since this was my father's mother and his father's mother. My photos are't completely organized.

answered by Judy Bramlage G2G6 Mach 3 (35.4k points)
edited by Judy Bramlage
Thank You for sharing this wonderful photo I love you are all smiling
What a great photo! The bride is glowing and Grandma seems to be very pleased as well. Thank you!
What a great picture. Lovely ladies.
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This is three generations of the Langridge family

and four generations from the Wild side of the family

answered by Janet Wild G2G6 Mach 3 (39.8k points)
Wonderful photo of your generation thank You for sharing
Thanks for sharing this with us.
+10 votes
I posted this picture of my grandfather and his family here: https://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/52_Photos_Week_2_Generations-1.  With the exception of his parents and the oldest brother shown in the photo, all were first generation Americans.
answered by K. Anonymous G2G6 Mach 2 (28k points)
Thank you for sharing this photo. They are a beautiful family. Am I correct in counting nine children? My husband comes from a family of nine children -- not common today.
Thanks so much!  My grandfather was actually the youngest of twelve-his oldest brother remained in Sweden, and he had two older sisters that passed away in infancy.
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Just a simple Copy and Paste!!  SHEESH!! Is that all I needed to do? OMG - I am so embarrassed!!

Anyway, this is my family group from my wedding in Auckland New Zealand in October 2000. One of the last Generational Photos that I have that includes ALL of my family.

There are only 3 generations in this photo - my parents and their siblings, myself and my husband, my brother-in-law and my sister and of course the grandchildren - none of whom have wikitree profiles yet - despite them all now being well over the age of 13. They ARE still alive so their profiles would be unlisted.

As of today, the only person in this photo who has died is my father. He died in 2016.

answered by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (464k points)
edited by Robynne Lozier
Thank You for sharing this wonderful photo
Great photo! Was this a special occasion -- everyone seems to be dressed up and two of the women are holding flowers? Thanks for sharing.
Robin - That was my wedding.

The dark haired lady at the back holding flowers is me!! LOL

I had just been married. The man standing next to me on MY right (your left)  is my husband of (at that time) less than 1 hour. Now he is my husband of 18 years!!  LOL
How time flies! Congratulations then and now.
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This photo shows three generations of the Arthur Dodge family. It was taken in 1957. There are  my grandparents, Arthur and Edna Dodge. The next generation are my parents James and Betty Dodge and my Aunt Lois Warren. The third generation are the children of Lois, Raymond (standing in the far back) and Elaine; the children of John Sumner Dodge (not shown), Ruth Ann (on the far right) and Johnny (standing in front on the left) ; and the children of James and Betty, Robin (me), Kim, and Jimmy (being held by Betty).

answered by Robin Shaules G2G6 Mach 8 (83.6k points)
What a delightful old photo of your family generation

How wonderful they look so happy.

Thank you Robing for sharing this wonderful photo
What a nice picture! Thanks for sharing.
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My Grandma, great Grandma and great great Grandma taken in Oregon about 1910.

answered by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Mach 6 (67.6k points)
edited by Caryl Ruckert
Nice pic! Where in Oregon?
wow what a fantastic old photo of your family thank You for sharing
Thanks Scott! Bellfountain, in Benton County.
Thanks Susan!
And the dogs! They're really cute :-)
And the men -- who are they? Thanks for sharing this lovely photo.
Thanks for noticing the dogs Susan. The love of dogs has been passed down through the generations!  Robin, The man on the left is my great great grandmother's brother and everyone's beloved uncle, Virgil White.  The man on the right is the husband of my great great grandma Joseph Edwards.
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Mary Swaffar Lowry 6 generations, boarding plane for tv show "I know a secret"

answered by Steve Stobaugh G2G6 Mach 1 (17.7k points)
Wow cant find away to attach the pic
Wow! There probably aren't many of us who can show a photo with six generations! Thanks for sharing.
They were of her daughter and great grand daughters, I've searched for the TV clip so far no luck.
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The picture I chose was taken the weekend of July 13-14, 1996 in Groton, Connecticut at the entrance to the USS Nautilus Submarine. My Grandmother Leola Cox, me, my mom, and my two kids. The wind is from Hurricane Bertha which was moving in to New England that weekend. I did get a few looks wearing my Lady Vols t-shirt in Connecticut Huskies territory. 

answered by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Mach 1 (18.6k points)
Gorgeous photo thank you for sharing
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this is my grandfathers sister Caroline Christiansen wedding with Gustav from Sweden 15 May 1920, she was a wonderful great aunt every time I was in Jutland I love to visit her, she use  to live in her parents house a tiny house where she and her 13 siblings has grow up

The other people on the photo are besides my great aunt my great grandfather Daniel just Christiansen, To the right my great uncle Søren Christiansen in front of him his wife, behind the photo are My great uncle frantz 

answered by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
edited by Susan Laursen
Susan, what a lovely photo of a special occasion. It's nice that so many of your family were able to come together for the wedding and you're so fortunate to have this memory.
Thank you Robin, how sweet of you to say so, as you know I love old photos and I feel so bless to have so many  of my family.
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This is 4 generation my dad Marx Goldmark sitting on the lap of his dad Johan and next my dads grandmother and to the right my dads great grandmother 

answered by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
What a lovely photo, Susan. Everyone looks so distinguished and your grandfather is very handsome.
Thank You for your kind word much appreciated
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I'm in for this challenge, just a week late for the year. sad

Here's my photo for the week.  Just identified it last night.

4 generations.

L-R: Emory Glen Brown(Gen3), Gerald Brown(Gen4), John Andrew Jackson, Jr and wife America (Thompson)(Gen1), Daniel "Orvil" Brown(Gen2). Not pictured is Daniel's wife Eva Jackson

answered by Randall Gardner G2G3 (3k points)
edited by Randall Gardner
Thank you for this photo. This looks like a hard-working family. The house in the background is beautiful.
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Here's a wedding photo for my maternal great grandparents (English family) - George Eve and Ethel Partridge who married in West Ham, London in 1916. It's the fashions I find fascinating.

Here's my tweet about it. Oh, and it's four generations of Eves and Partidges :-)

answered by Susie MacLeod G2G6 Pilot (142k points)
edited by Susie MacLeod
Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing this. I, too, love the fashions, especially the hats.
Wow what a fantastic photo, beautiful bride and groom

The children in front are wonderful, everyone is dressing op magnificent

And with they fantastic hats they have on

Thank You for sharing this wonderful photo

What a treasure
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Here is a family portrait of 4 generations, taken in 1899, probably in Concordia, Kansas. The older, distinguished-looking gentleman on the left is Rev. Peter Winebrenner, of Noble Co., Indiana, my great-great grandfather. Clockwise is my great-grandmother, his daughter, Rachel (Winebrenner) Stoner. Clockwise form her is her daughter, my great aunt, Ella (Stoner) Secrist, and lastly, her daughter Mae, my cousin once removed, who grew up and married Vern Steadman. Peter made a trip to Kansas to visit his family in June of this year.


answered by Alison Gardner G2G6 Mach 2 (27.1k points)
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Circa 1910 - 4 Generations

1) 3x's gg grandmother - Mary Jane (Whitworth) Scarborough seated https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/West-12939 

2) great grandmother - granddaughter Mary Emily (West) Simon behind her; https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/West-12939 

3) 2x's gg grandmother - daughter Mollie (Scarborough) West beside her https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Scarborough-2100

4) great uncle - great-grandson George Simon (Emily's son) https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Simon-3170

answered by Louise Halpin G2G6 Mach 1 (16.2k points)
edited by Louise Halpin
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This is my first week in the challenge.

The photo has 5-Generations of the Patterson Family:  My Aunt Helen (my mom's older sister), my grandmother Viola (Patterson) Aitken, my great-grandfather William Ellsworth Patterson, my 2X great-grandfather John Sproat Patterson, and my 3X great-grandmother Margaret (Patterson) Gillan.

The picture was taken in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in 1928.

answered by Bonnie Guadalupe G2G2 (2.4k points)
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Somehow I posted my answer with a photo twice.  Is there any way to remove one of the posts?
answered by Bonnie Guadalupe G2G2 (2.4k points)
reshown by Bonnie Guadalupe
Yes when you answer under it it says edit, hide, comment select hide and press that button. It should hide it.
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This photo shows my father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Richard, Matthew Jr and Matthew Sr Maher.

Great Grandpa was an avid sailor, Grandpa was a policeman and died in an accident 5 years after this photo was taken. My father and his parents lived above a boathouse when they were first married which is how I know where this photo was taken.

answered by Karen Fuller G2G6 (8.3k points)
edited by Karen Fuller

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