Sunday, 25 January 2009

Fast forward

The year is 1862 and Emma Rowe (born 1834) poses proudly with her firstborn Herbert John.The twentieth century begins and a grown-up, bearded Herbert John takes his wife, and sons Fred and Harry (right) to the photographer's studio in Stroud, Gloucestershire.It's 1912 and 24-year old Harry poses with his daughter Lesly Annie (and Jumbo the elephant) in Toronto, Canada.We're halfway through the last century: Lesly (holding baby moi) is a married woman with three sons. Harry stands beside her. Her firstborn (John) sits on the wall.The years fly past and John has a daughter - Harriet.And now it's 2009. Here's Harriet with her two boys J and C, Emma's great-great-great-great grandsons.

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