The Weekly Photo Challenge is Silhouette.
The family photo gallery offers a very unique offering.
What I’m about to share is one of the most important images that exists in the gallery!
One of the plates showed the image of my great-grand father, Arcadio Lopez.
The other plate has surprising images!
After the tin was scanned, and the photo was lightened, there are visible silhouettes of a woman and child.
The tin is not in good condition, but I decided to see what would happen if a “negative” effect was used to edit the image.
As a negative image, the silhouettes reveal my grandfather, Antonio, as a toddler.
He is standing next to his grandmother, my great-great grandmother!
It is another rare photograph in my family.
Her name is not known. This is the only image that we have of her.
Based on my grandfather’s age in the photo, we can determine that the photo was taken around 1895.
Even though the picture is of poor quality, there is one thing that is certain.
My grandfather’s silhouette shows a strong resemblance to my brother Raul at that same age!
My mother and I were astonished to see this!
There are a few other instances of family resemblances across the generations.
This instance was particularly striking because we’d never been able to compare the photos.
We’re fortunate to have images of them at the same age!
When I finished scanning the tin plate and began to play with the image, my mother was looking over my shoulder.
I can’t really capture the words to describe the surprise we both experienced.
I enjoyed being able to share the moment of discovery with her.
So friends, there are more treasures to come!
Stay tuned as I continue to make my way bit by bit through the photos and other items from my mother’s treasure chest!
To view another post featuring my brother Raul, see Ready.