Photo # 23 Brother
My mother, in her lifetime, would never have let me hang this photo up in my house as I have done now! Every time she looked at it she remarked on how stupid the bow was that my grandmother put in her hair. I don't like it either, but I think this photo is the most stunning of my collection. It is quite large and I have two copies of it so perhaps my grandfather hung one in his office.
My uncle, Evans Stewart, Jr. is the little boy. Everyone in my family thinks that I resemble him. I have noticed that I do the thing he is doing with his fingers and that he is pulling in his lower lip. like I do. The portrait, by Backrach Photographers is dated 1920 and it is hard to believe that was 93 years ago.
My grandmother is twenty-seven, my mother is four and my uncle is three. I love the way my mother has on little pantaloons under her dress and the way she put her arm around her mother neck. I wonder how they got them to hold still long enough.
In 1920, my grandparents and my mother and her brother live at 112 Wentworth Ave. in Cranston, RI in a rented house. My mother remembered it well and told me that they day they moved away, my uncle wet his pants while waiting with her on the sidewalk. Family stories are so funny. She always called him "Brother".
Family Tree Magazine made a calendar to sell and allowed readers to submit a photo for publication. This one was the one they chose from my collection and I was quite excited. I have placed that card in with the photo.
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