Friday, April 11, 2008

Tilda Christena Christenson [Wasden]

This is an early picture of our grandmother, Tilda Christena Christenson [Wasden]. The original is either a tintype or a daguerreotype. The original frame was a gold-colored filagree. I removed it because it appeared to be eating into the original picture. She looks like a very solemn little girl - not the mischevous girl who, along with her half-sister Emma, created fanciful tales to tell their little sister about things that happened when they herded the cows.

1 comment:

Judy said...

Don't you love that little square face? Notice her dress has tucks going up the skirt. Was that to lengten it as she grew taller? So practical.