Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Porter and Ella Holt Conway - Wordless Wednesday


My great great-grandparents, Charles Turner Porter Conway (1828-1886) and his wife Ella (Eleanor) Holt Conway (1827-1895). They were born in Cocke County, TN and believed to have died and been buried there.

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  1. She looks so sad. Is this a touched up photograph?

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    1. Not touched up by me, but maybe by the photographer who reproduced the original portrait in the 1970s.

      As to Ella being sad, doesn't seem likely given what I know about the family. It's more likely is that she'd lost her teeth by this point and had to sit still for a couple minutes when the portrait was taken in the early 1880s. Many of my aunts had the downturned mouths, though we hardly ever saw them without a smile.

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