Labels: Cockrell family, Hester family
posted by Lori Thornton at
And what a hat it is! :)What I do find odd is that she's got her hands just below her neck, which I find unusual... Any idea why?
By Nikki-ann, at 10:26 AM
Not a clue!
By Lori Thornton, at 1:39 PM
Lori, This does look like an odd posture. Could I suggest that it might be a postmortem photograph? The eyes look a bit askance and the hands are certainly posed. What do you think?
By Denise L, at 12:28 AM
I would be extremely surprised if this family would even think of taking a picture at a funeral, especially of a corpse. I need to look at the original again. It's in Mississippi so it'll be awhile before I can see it. It's just hard to say.
By Lori Thornton, at 9:44 PM
I think she is "framing" a locket hanging around her neck, using her hands to highlight the locket. Perhaps the locket had a picture of a loved one, or some such. You can definitely see the locket and the fingers are pointing toward the locket.
By Bob Franks, at 10:21 PM
Good eyes. I'll bet you are right, Bob. I've seen a lot of people reach up and touch lockets and necklaces that way.
By Lori Thornton, at 9:53 PM
Anything to draw attention away from the hat! I've not seen one quite like it, except on my sister's dolls a long time ago. Nice picture, Lori, thank you. Any idea when it was taken?Regards, Brett
By Brett Payne, at 8:14 PM
Probably between 1890 and 1905
By Lori Thornton, at 12:53 PM
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