52 Photos Week 2: Children

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Time for the first 52 Photos challenge of 2020!

52 Photos and 52 Ancestors sharing bacges

This week's theme:


To participate, simply:

  1. reply below, and
  2. add a photo that fits the theme to this week's free-space gallery.

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.

You don't need to participate every week to share a photo. But members who do participate every week can earn challenge badges. Click here for more info. If this is your first time participating and you don't have the participation badge, or if you pass a milestone (13 in 13, 26 in 26, 52 in 52) please post here.

For help with how to add photos, see here.

in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
apologies - comment posted to wrong challenge (doh!)

I feel a bit silly, but I just hit week 52 and I'd like to celebrate with a badge. smiley

Since last year's milestone thread is closed, is there a good place I can post about that now? 

Hello Jessica - I just asked the question yesterday on G2G for the 52 Ancestors challenge as that page is also closed (Maybe the same one?).  The answer I was given by several experienced WikiTreers is the only way is to send Eowyn a personal message.  I'd rather not bother her, but apparently it's the only way.  I tagged my question 52 ancestors but I'll add the 52 Photos tag as well in case anyone else is in the same boat.  Well done on the challenge btw, it's quite a feat!
Thanks Linda! I think my strategy is just going to be to wait for the 2020 challenge thread to appear. I feel awkward about bugging Eowyn too, so I'll just wait for the official avenue.

I only JUST saw this. I did not even realize that I missed a week. frown I will still post a pic though.

15 Answers

+10 votes

This a photo taken about 1923 of my father, Chick Lovelace, in the dark hat with his friend having a good time in a toy car. 52 photos has made me look deeper into my photos. I can not help but worry about the poor little boy across the street on the right, as I wonder if his parents are standing behind the fence to see if he tries to cross the street to play with them.

by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (138k points)
Darling photo, Alexis. I love the little car. Thank you for sharing it.
Thank you Robin for your sweet comment.
+13 votes

I love this photo from about 1910. The baby is my Grandmother Elizabeth (Mark) Fichtner, and the others are her brothers and sisters. Their names were (oldest to youngest): Beulah (Mark) OseMarion Mark, Nellie (Mark) Webb, and Clarence Mark. 

by Saphyre Rogers-Berry G2G6 (8.7k points)
Thank you Saphyre for sharing your absolutely dear photo of your grandmother and her siblings. They are all so adorable, especially Nellie being so grown up holding Elizabeth.

How is this photo in such GREAT condition? It is amazing for that time period! The photo of my grandmother (that I posted today) was taken about the same year, 1909-1910, and it is in poor condition. crying

+13 votes

This is of my descendants not my ancestors, but I just love it. These are my two children in 1998 or 1999, probably at Cape Henlopen, Delaware, or Assateague Island, Maryland. Neither of them took to birdwatching, so it's something of a miracle my wife got this shot.


by Richard Heritage G2G6 Mach 1 (19.6k points)
+12 votes

The Showalter Children. This is a photo of my Mom and her two brothers taken about 1945.

by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (179k points)
Caryl, thank you for sharing your beautiful mother and her brothers with us. I love her ringlet curled hair.
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There is no photo of my great-uncle, Bracken Ridge Underwood, but one of my earliest memories is my grandfather taking me to his gravestone and telling me the story of his death as he remembered it form the age of five.

This is Bracken's gravestone... (note the name is different than his Bible record):

by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
Thank you Pip for sharing Bracken. Our ancestors had so many tragedies with children dying young, we are so fortunate to have the medications we have now.
Thanks Pip for sharing the story. When I was about five my grandmother shared the story of her two older brothers who died before she was born. The loft of the old log cabin on their property was used to store grain. They were playing there when it collapsed and smothered them. I used to feel so strange that they were just as real to me as her other brothers and their stories. So glad I'm not alone.
No, you are not alone. I feel the same way about my Uncle Bracken. I saw my grandfather cry twice in my life. One of those was when he was sharing me the story of Bracken's death. Grandpa was only five-years-old then in 1895. His father, a carpenter, made the small coffin, and his mother made the lining for the coffin. So very sad.
The power of these stories is amazing.
I most certainly agree.
+11 votes

This is my grandmother Edith Alice Clarke Osborne and her little sister, Mona, as children.  Taken in approximately 1905.

by Susan Yarbrough G2G6 Mach 2 (25.4k points)
Gorgeous little girls! Thank you for sharing this.
+12 votes

My Great Grandparents James and Susan Porter were the teachers at this school in Mansell Lacy, Herefordshire, England. The little girl standing next to her mother is my Grandma, Amy.  The photo was taken in 1890 and shows all the children attending this small village school.

by Christine Frost G2G6 Mach 5 (50.7k points)
+12 votes

This is the first photo I posted in the challenge a year ago, so I'm going to loop back around and post it for my 52nd.

This photo is one of my favorites. My great-grandmother Evaline Powell and her siblings and cousins apparently attended a one room school in Nebraska called Happy Corner School.  Here they are on May 23, 1912. Evaline is the little girl on the left with a mark over her head. 

She looks quite a bit like my own daughter when she was four or five. (My daughter is nine now, so she looks quite a bit like her now too.smiley)

by Jessica Hammond G2G6 Mach 2 (28.5k points)

This is a GREAT photo!! heart

+11 votes

There are several children in this family photo.

It was taken in my parents back yard in Albuquerque, NM.  They are John William Sims (1919-1983) and Ruth Ann Rammel-Sims (1918-2006).

The people are all of the descendants of John and Ruth at the time.  The family has grown several generation since then. 

That is me with the gold colored shirt in the back row

by Bill Sims G2G6 Mach 5 (51.9k points)
+5 votes
I am going to attempt to participate. I do have tubs full of photos.
by Katherine Story G2G Crew (940 points)
+7 votes

These are the first five children of Carrie Yaeger and John Wesley Frazier Junior. This was taken prior to one daughter, Vera, passing away at age 6 in 1914, and also prior to their final daughter, Elisabeth "Scotty", being born in 1921. 

by Liz Marshall G2G6 Mach 7 (76.6k points)
+6 votes

52 Photos Week 2: Children


This picture is from  circa 1900, and is my husband's grandmother, Kathryn Mervin's confirmation class.  Kathryn was born in April 24, 1889 in St. Anne, Illinois and she died May 21, 1957.  During the time this picture was taken she was living in Pembroke, Illinois, but was attending the Momence Illinois School District.

Kathryn's father was from Germany and her mother was from Holland. Only 8 years after this picture was taken, Kathryn became the bride of Clinton Grant Hess.

I have placed a KM on the sidewalk by her picture.

by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
+3 votes

My first year on 52 photos. Week 2 First trip to the beach, Seattle, WA

by Shirley Davis G2G6 Mach 2 (21.6k points)
+3 votes

My grandfather and his sisters. Taken in rural Alberta, near Red Deer, approximately 1908. 

by Alex Stronach G2G6 Pilot (216k points)
+2 votes

This photo was shared with me by a cousin. I had not seen it before last year and that lovely young girl sitting down with the giant bow in her hair is my grandmother, Madeleine Sinclair Brock Berryann. The young man is her brother, Alfred W Brock and the baby is their little sister, Beatrice May Brock   Cain. I am guessing, but going by their birth years, I think this photo had to be taken around 1909-1910 (in New York).

Missy smiley

ago by Missy Berryann G2G6 Mach 3 (35.6k points)
edited ago by Missy Berryann

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