I'm posting the following photo as part of Sepia Saturday. Please click here to view more Sepia Saturday photos and stories.
This photo has two men with beards. But there is a third man in the photo and he obviously wasn't present when the photo was taken, or was deceased. He has been not so cleverly added into the photo for some reason. Maybe this is a four generations photo pasted together because one of the generations was not present at the time.
On the back of the photo is written "Lena Grandfather"
I'm not sure who Lena is but she may be the little girl in the photo and one of the men may be her Grandfather, or the Grandfather of the person who wrote on the back of the photo.
I have German ancestry and Lena is generally a shortened version of Magdalena. Maybe this family shot has something to do with my family. Maybe it is just family friends. My German ancestors has a lot of German friends after they came to Christchurch, New Zealand.
Whoever this photo is from, it is very interesting. Again, I just wish my ancestors had written on the backs of their photos!